Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a televised New Year speech to the nation. He praised China’s efforts to fight COVID-19 in what he called an “extraordinary year.”
He also outlined the country’s major achievements on the economic front and lauded China’s efforts to eradicate poverty. President Xi also looked ahead to 2021.
- Qinduo Xu is a Senior Fellow at the Pangoal Institution and host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend
- Douglas Paal is a Nonresident Scholar, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- Sourabh Gupta is a resident senior fellow with the Institute for China-America Studies.
- Yan Liang is an economics professor at Willamette University.
Full text: President Xi Jinping's New Year Address.https://t.co/5ZaBgCvX60
— Hua Chunying 华春莹 (@SpokespersonCHN) December 31, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping touted his government’s success in controlling Covid-19 in a New Year’s Eve address https://t.co/8H7857NDQI
— Bloomberg (@business) December 31, 2020