Chinese President Xi Jinping Expresses Desire for “Reunification with Taiwan” in Year-End Speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday, at the end of the year, that the complete reunification of the homeland is an aspiration shared by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, Xinhua and EFE report.

Xi reviewed some of the most important events of the year in China, including the events he chaired for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in July last year:

“I went to Tiananmen after a turbulent historical journey,” said Xi, who promised efforts to make the Chinese communists “keep up with 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 with the prosperity of Hong Kong and Macao,” where, “through effort,” the system “one country, two systems “can” be stable.

The Chinese president, who described himself as “from the countryside” and had “experience of poverty”, recalled the stated achievements of the campaign against extreme poverty in China, although he assured that “there is still a long way to go”.

Xi also referred to the army and police and their disaster relief efforts, especially in the summer floods in central China’s Henan province in the summer, which left more than 300 dead. .

The Chinese president, who has not left the country for almost two years, said that during his videoconference meetings with foreign leaders he received “praise” for China’s contribution to the fight against the pandemic, noting that the country provided “2 billion doses of vaccines to over 120 countries and international organizations ”.

He also assured that the country is “ready” to host the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, which will begin in February in the Chinese capital and whose diplomatic boycott has been announced by countries such as the United States.

Xi Jinping is facing a challenging 2022, including managing China’s economic downturn and hosting the 20th Communist Party Congress in the fall, which could begin a third term in office. unprecedented in recent decades for its predecessors, according to EFE.

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