Quotable Xi Jinping - value work, value talent
International Labor Day, also known as May Day, is celebrated on May 1st every year. It is a national public holiday in many countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Here in China, May Day has been a national holiday since 1950. Workers can usually have the day off. But people like nurses and couriers remain at their posts.
President Xi Jinping has said, "Physical labor and intelligence are of equal importance, and are worthy of being respected and remembered."
Every year in the country, a ceremony is held on the eve of May Day to honor workers from all walks of life. Model workers are awarded for their contribution to the country and society.