The world-renowned aggressive leader has declared China entering new level of era, stating the nation as the center of the world.
President Xi Jinping said China has entered a “new era” where it should “take center stage in the world”.
Xi said via his speech before Communist Party Congress, that China has rapidly recorded progress under “socialism with Chinese characteristics” shows there is “a new choice for other countries”.
The closed-door summit determines who rules China and the country’s direction for the next term.
According to local reports, President Xi has been consolidating power and is expected to remain as party chief.
The congress, which takes place once every five years, will finish on Tuesday. More than 2,000 delegates are attending the event, which is taking place under tight security.
Furthermore, following the congress ends, the party is expected to unveil the new members of China’s top decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee, who will steer the country.
The declaration of Pres. Xi comes at the start of the week-long meeting of the powerful congress.
Moreover, Xi also enumerated China’s recent achievements in his three-hour speech, and stated that “socialism with Chinese characteristics in this new era” meant China had now “become a great power in the world”, and had played “an important role in the history of humankind”.
The Chinese leader also said that the Chinese model of growth under Communist rule was “flourishing”, he said, and had given “a new choice” to other developing countries.
“It is time for us to take centre stage in the world and to make a greater contribution to humankind,” he added.
It can be remembered that since 2012, when Xi took over the power as Chief executive, China’s economy has continued to grow rapidly.
But correspondents say the country has also become more authoritarian, with increasing censorship and arrests of lawyers and activists.
It can also be noted that Xi Jinping is a much more assertive leader than his recent predecessors.
Going back to his speech, he looked back on his first five years in office, saying the party had achieved miracles and China’s international standing had grown.
Today, Xi Jinping said he would not copy foreign political systems and that the Communist Party must oppose anything that would undermine its leadership of China.