President Xi’s 2017 New Year Address

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President Xi's 2017 New Year AddressPresident Xi gives 2017 New Year Address

In a televised address on Saturday evening, Chinese President Xi Jinping extended New Year greetings to people across the Chinese mainland, compatriots in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Macao SAR and Taiwan, along with overseas Chinese and friends in other countries and regions around the world.

During the speech, Xi recounted the achievements made through the year with regard to poverty relief, supply-side structural reform, scientific and technological development and the fight against corruption, while pledging that the Communist Party of China and the government will continue their efforts to improve people’s livelihood. Xi also called for joint efforts to build a community of common destiny through international cooperation.