Xi Jinping closed the year with another threat to the independence of Taiwan: “The Chinese want reunification”

A giant screen in Beijing broadcasts the year-end speech of the leader of the Chinese regime, Xi Jinping (REUTERS / Florence Lo) (FLORENCE LO /)

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a year-end speech on Friday in which he assured that “achieving complete reunification of the homeland” is the “common aspiration” of the “Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.”, according to Chinese official media.

Xi reviewed some of the most relevant events of the year in China, among which the celebrations, presided over by him, for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China last July: “We were in Tiananmen after a turbulent historical journey,” said Xi, who promised Efforts for Chinese Communists to “Live Up to the Times”.

After a year in which Beijing’s control over the former British colony was strengthened, Xi assured that “The motherland has always been concerned about the prosperity of Hong Kong and Macao”, where, “through efforts”, the system of one country and two systems can “be stable”.

The Chinese president, who described himself in the speech as “Someone who comes from the field” and that “Has experienced poverty”He recalled the declared achievements of the campaign against extreme poverty in the Asian country, although he assured that “there is still a long way to go.”

Xi Jinping, in a file photo.  EFE / EPA / ROMAN PILIPEY
Xi Jinping, in a file photo. EFE / EPA / ROMAN PILIPEY (ROMAN PILIPEY /)

Xi also referred to the army and the police and their rescue efforts in disasters, among which this year in China have highlighted the floods in the central province of Henan in the boreal summer that left more than 300 dead.

The president, who has not left the country for almost two years, said that in his meetings by videoconference with foreign leaders has received “praise” for the contribution of China in the fight against the pandemic and cited the contribution by the Asian country of “2 billion doses of vaccines to more than 120 countries and international organizations”.

In addition, he assured that the country is “prepared ”to host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which will begin in February in the Chinese capital and whose diplomatic boycott have been announced by countries like the United States.

Xi Jinping faces a 2022 full of challenges such as managing the Chinese economic slowdown and the XX Congress of the Communist Party in the autumn, where he could begin a third term unprecedented among his predecessors in recent decades.

(With information from EFE)


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