Remarks by Consul General Dr XU Jie in Celebration of the 71st Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China
2020-10-01 13:07

Remarks by Consul General Dr XU Jie

in Celebration of the 71st Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China

30th September 2020


Dear friends,

Greetings to you all! On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and Chinese traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, we are gathering virtually to celebrate this special and joyous moment. On behalf of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Brisbane and the fellow countrymen of the motherland, I would like to extend my sincerest greetings and best wishes to all overseas Chinese, Chinese students and staff members of Chinese companies in Queensland, and people from all walks of life who care about and support China-Australia and China-Queensland friendship. I wish you all a happy National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival.

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China 71 years ago, the Communist Party of China has united and led the people of all ethnic groups in China to work hard and achieve a remarkable development. China's comprehensive national strength and people's living standards have improved significantly, all undertakings have grown robustly, and the Chinese nation has made in a great leap forward from standing up, becoming rich to becoming strong.

China cannot develop itself in isolation from the world. Nor can the world achieve prosperity without China.  China's development benefits Chinese people, and the whole world as well. As the main engine of global growth, China has contributed more than 30% to global economic growth for more than 10 consecutive years. Among the permanent members of the UN Security Council, China sends the largest number of peacekeeping force to safeguard world peace and has made outstanding contributions. China has always been and will continue to be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of the international order. China will, as always, uphold justice while pursuing shared interests, promote the construction of a new type of international relations with win-win cooperation as the core, and contribute Chinese wisdom and Chinese solutions to global governance.

Dear friends,

2020 is an extraordinary year. Facing the sudden epidemic of COVID-19, the Chinese people, under the strong leadership of the CPC, have made great strategic achievements in the prevention and control of the epidemic, and forged a great spirit in combating the COVID-19 epidemic which features putting people's lives first, nationwide solidarity, sacrifice, respecting science, and shared destiny. China has strengthened epidemic prevention and control as well as economic and social development in a coordinated way, and achieved remarkable results in resuming work and production. By the second quarter, China's GDP had grown by 3.2%, making it the only major economy in the world that achieved rapid economic rebound and effective epidemic control at the same time, which brought confidence and  impetus into world economic recovery.

The epidemic has reminded the world that mankind is a community sharing weal and woe. No country can be immune to major crises, and unity and cooperation is the only way out. China has demonstrated its role as a responsible major country with concrete actions of strengthening cooperation with other countries in overcoming difficulties.China took the initiative to inform World Health Organization, relevant countries and regional organizations of the epidemic in the first place, shared the experience of epidemic prevention, control and treatment with all parties including Australia without any reservation. China launched the largest global emergency humanitarian operation in its history, offering anti-epidemic assistance to more than 150 countries and international organizations, and contributing and exporting preventive materials to more than 200 countries and regions. China also made a solemn promise that when a vaccine is developed and ready for use, it will be made a global public goods and provided to developing countries with priority, which will strongly support the global epidemic prevention and control.

Dear friends,

This year, China will realize the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way. Next year, we will embark on the new journey towards the second centenary goal of fully building a modern socialist country.

At the historical juncture of the two centenary goals, China, as the world's largest developing country, will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful, open, cooperative and common development.

We firmly uphold multilateralism, safeguard the international system centred on the UN and the international order underpinned by international law, make economic globalization more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial for all. We will make unremitting efforts to secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way and to realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. We will continue to work with people of other nations to push forward the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, and to make greater contributions to world peace and common development.

Dear friends,

Both China and Australia are important countries in the Asia-Pacific region. A healthy and stable China-Australia relationship will not only benefit the welfare of the two peoples, but also be conducive to the stability and development of the region and the world.

The relationship between China and Queensland is an important component of China-Australia relations. Thanks to the joint efforts of both sides, China-Queensland relations have maintained a good momentum of growth. Pragmatic cooperation in various fields has been fruitful, local and people-to-people exchanges are thriving. Both sides attach great importance to the development of the friendly relations and are full of expectation for deepening pragmatic cooperation.

It is touching that since the outbreak of the epidemic, China and Queensland have sympathized with and supported each other, conducted friendly cooperation on epidemic prevention and control, and demonstrated the precious spirit of helping each other in times of difficulty. We firmly believe that we will succeed in prevailing the pandemic, our friendship will last forever. Through joint efforts, China-Queensland exchanges and cooperation will be closer, and China-Queensland friendship will be even stronger.

Dear friends,

For a long time, the overseas Chinese in Queensland, upholding the Chinese traditional virtues, have made significant contributions to Queensland economic and social development, and cooperation between China and Australia, China and Queensland. We will never forget the strong support and selfless assistance rendered to the Chinese people in the most difficult time of fighting the epidemic by many overseas Chinese, Chinese companies and students, and friendly people of all circles. During the hard time of the pandemic, Chinese community joined hands to help each other, actively cooperated with and supported Queensland's responses to the virus. Together you all presented good spirit and showed that love knows no border.

As one feels more homesick on festive occasions, it is our hope that the overseas Chinese in Queensland will continue to care about and support the modernization of China and play a role of bridge and tie between China and Australia, and that of China and Queensland. As always, the Consulate General will spare no effort to provide a better service to all.

To conclude, may our great motherland be prosperous and the Chinese people be healthy and happy! May the friendship between China and Australia, China and Queensland last forever. Wish everyone health, happiness, prosperity, and a happy Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival.

Thank you!