[Live Updates] CPC top leadership meets the media in Beijing
Xi Jinping tells journalists worldwide that China welcomes objective reporting and constructive suggestions.
"We do not need lavish praise from others, however, we do welcome objective reporting and constructive suggestions, for this is our motto: 'Not angling for compliments, I would be content that my integrity fills the universe,'" Xi said.
He encouraged members of the press to visit and see more of China, citing a Chinese saying that "it is better to see once that to hear a hundred times."
"We hope that after the Party Congress, you will continue to follow China's development and progress, and learn about and report on more dimensions of China," he said.
Xi Jinping says China will make new and greater contributions to peace and development for all humanity.
The CPC and the Chinese people have gone through trials and tribulations, said Xi, when leading a new top CPC leadership to meet the press.
"These experiences have taught us that peace is precious and development must be valued," he told journalists.
"With confidence and pride, the Chinese people will be steadfast in upholding our country's sovereignty, security and development interests," he said.
Xi said China will work with other nations to build a global community with a shared future, and make new and greater contributions to the noble cause of peace and development for all humanity.
Xi Jinping says the Party must remain committed to a people-centered philosophy of development and make steady progress toward enhancing people's sense of fulfillment and realizing common prosperity for everyone.
"The aspirations of the people to live a better life must always be the focus of our efforts," said Xi when he and other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee met reporters.
"I have no doubt in my mind that our people's lives will see further improvement year after year," he said.
He reiterated the resolve to establish a moderately prosperous society across all metrics in 2020.
"This is a society to be enjoyed by each and every one of us; on the march toward common prosperity, on one must be left behind," he said.
Xi Jinping promises further reform and opening-up while meeting the press.
"We will review our experience and build on the good momentum to continue modernizing China's system and capacity for governance, and make determined efforts to comprehensively deepen reform and open China still wider to the world," Xi said.
The next year marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of reform and opening-up, Xi said. The drive started in 1978.
Reform and opening-up is a crucial move that is shaping China's future. Forty years of reform and opening-up has made it possible for the Chinese people to lead decent and even comfortable lives, Xi said.
"We will see that the reform and opening-up complement and reinforce each other. It is my conviction that the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will become a reality in the course of reform and opening-up," he said.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, says China will strive for sustained and healthy economic growth in 2019 which marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
"We will act on the new vision for development, and strive for sustained and healthy economic growth that benefits people in China and around the world," Xi said.
"We will continue our efforts to accomplish all the tasks laid down in the 13th Five-Year Plan, develop new blueprints for China's future, and see the flourishing of all our endeavors," he said.
These efforts will contribute toward a more prosperous and strong People's Republic, he added.
The following is a list of chairman, vice chairmen and members of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC):
Chairman: Xi Jinping
Vice Chairmen: Xu Qiliang, Zhang Youxia
Members: Wei Fenghe, Li Zuocheng, Miao Hua, Zhang Shengmin
The decision is made at the first plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee on Wednesday.
The following is a list of members of the Secretariat of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC):
Wang Huning, Ding Xuexiang, Yang Xiaodu, Chen Xi, Guo Shengkun, Huang Kunming, and You Quan.
They are nominated by the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 19th CPC Central Committee and approved at the first plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee on Wednesday.
The following is the list of the Political Bureau members of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee (listed in the order of the number of strokes in their surnames):
Ding Xuexiang, Xi Jinping, Wang Chen, Wang Huning, Liu He, Xu Qiliang, Sun Chunlan (female), Li Xi, Li Qiang, Li Keqiang, Li Hongzhong, Yang Jiechi, Yang Xiaodu, Wang Yang, Zhang Youxia, Chen Xi, Chen Quanguo, Chen Min'er, Zhao Leji, Hu Chunhua, Li Zhanshu, Guo Shengkun, Huang Kunming, Han Zheng and Cai Qi.
They are elected at the first plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee on Wednesday.
Xi Jinping leads the other members of the Standing Committee of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau to meet the press at the Great Hall of the People.
The other members are Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng.
Xi Jinping speaks to Chinese and foreign journalists in the Great Hall of the People.
Zhao Leji is elected secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China.
Xi Jinping is elected General Secretary of CPC Central Committee.
Chinese and foreign journalists wait in the Great Hall of the People and prepare for the meeting.
Members of the Standing Committee of the 19th CPC Central Committee Political Bureau are scheduled to meet Chinese and foreign journalists in Beijing Wednesday morning.
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