Xi Jinping said the Communist Party was the only force capable of ensuring the country’s rise. He said the party was essential in ensuring that China stayed on course to becoming a wealthy and advanced world.
Xi paid tribute to the party’s revolution and said the Chinese people will never allow foreign forces to bully, oppress or enslave us. “Whoever nurses delusions of doing that will crack their heads and spill blood on the Great Wall of steel built from the flesh and blood of 1.4 billion Chinese people.”
The warning brought rousing shouts and applause from tens of thousands of people on Tiananmen Square handpicked to hear his keynote speech.