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President Hu delivers New Year Address

2006/01/03


President Hu Jintao delivers a New Year message.(Xinhua photo)
    BEIJING, Dec. 31 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao reiterated China's strong commitment to peaceful development in his New Year Address broadcast Saturday to domestic and overseas audience via state TV and radio stations.

    "Here, I would like to reiterate that China's development is peaceful development, opening development, cooperative development and harmonious development," Hu said.

    "The Chinese people will develop ourselves by means of striving for a peaceful international environment, and promote world peace with our own development," Hu said in the address broadcast by China Radio International, China National Radio and China Central Television.

    He said the Chinese people are willing to join with peoples of all nations in the world to promote multilateralism, advance the development of economic globalization toward common prosperity,advocate democracy in international relations, respect the diversity of the world and push for the establishment of a new international political and economic order that is just and rational.

    He pledged that China will adhere to its fundamental national policy of opening to the outside world, continue to improve the investment environment and open the market, carry out international cooperation in a wide range of areas and seek to attain mutual benefits and win-win results with all countries in the world.

    He mentioned in particular that China will do its best to help developing countries accelerate development and help people suffering from war, poverty, illnesses and natural calamities in the world.

Fast, sound development in 2006

    China will strive to achieve fast and sound economic and social development and enable all people to enjoy the fruit of reform and development in 2006, Chinese President Hu Jintao said in a New Year Address made on Saturday.

    The country will continue to make the "scientific concept of development" the general guideline of the overall economic and social development in 2006, the first year of China's 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010).

    "We'll make efforts to accelerate the pace of reform and opening-up, enhance capability in independent innovation, give impetus to the shift in economic restructuring and in the mode of economic growth and improve the quality and results of economic growth," Hu said in the New Year address, which was broadcast on the China Radio International, China National Radio and China Central Television on Saturday.

    In 2005, Hu said, people of all ethnic groups in China have worked with one heart and one mind to push forward, in an all round way, economic, political and cultural development and the building of a harmonious society.

    The past year saw relatively faster economic growth, better results, stable prices and stronger dynamics. Social undertakings of all sorts made steady progress and people's livelihood improvedstep by step, Hu said.

    Internationally, Hu said, China actively developed friendly cooperative relations with all countries in 2005 and made endeavors to the solution of major international and regional issues. In so doing, China has played a constructive role in safeguarding world peace and promoting common development.

Long-term prosperity, stability of HK, Macao

    Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged that the central government will firmly safeguard the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao.

    "We will adhere to the policies of 'one country, two systems', 'Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong', 'Macao people governing Macao' and a high degree of autonomy," Hu said in his New Year Address.

    He said the central authorities will support the governments and chief executives of Hong Kong and Macao to administer by law and expand the exchanges and cooperation between the mainland and the two special administrative regions.

Adherence to one China principle on Taiwan issue

    Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed adherence to the one China principle on the Taiwan issue and perseverance in pushing for peaceful reunification of China in his New Year Address.

    "We will adhere to the fundamental policy of 'peaceful reunification and one country, two systems,' never waver on adhering to the one China principle, never give up efforts on promoting peaceful reunification, never change the policy of pinning hope on Taiwan people and never compromise on opposing 'Taiwan independence' secessionist activities", he said.

    The Chinese mainland will actively promote exchanges and cooperation on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, safeguard peace and stability across the Straits and push ahead with the great cause of peaceful reunification, he said. Enditem

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