This piece summarizes a speech Xi Jinping gave on what he sees as the proper role of journalism when he was the Secretary of the Ningde Prefecture Party Committee in 1989. In the speech, Xi encourages Party organizations at all levels to strengthen their leadership over journalism, since the media can facilitate the Party and socialist cause by “publiciz[ing] achievements confidently” and serving a “supervision function” to expose corruption.
In this 1989 interview Xi Jinping gave on economic development during his tenure as Party Secretary of Ningde (in the interview referred to as Mindong), Xi argues that “whether the Party and government organs are kept clear or not is related to the survival of the Party,” the “support of people’s hearts,” and the “fate of the socialist economy.”
In this 1997 article published in an education-focused journal, Xi Jinping proudly recounts the adverse conditions and “grassroots” experiences of his early life—despite being the son of a high-ranking Party cadre—and argues that his peers should be self-reliant and avoid “a sense of superiority.”
In this 1993 interview with Xi Jinping, then serving as Secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee, he argues that a leader capable of leading China to modernization and prosperity should be “courageous and knowledgeable,” adhere to “firm beliefs,” be in touch with the “will of the masses,” and hold a “profound understanding of the…policies of the central and provincial party committees.”
This Xi Jinping speech from the December 2021 Central Economic Work Conference, published in the May 2022 edition of China’s leading theoretical journal Qiushi, discusses major issues in China’s future development path and signals a renewed emphasis on common prosperity and stricter regulation of capital.
A partial speech by Xi Jinping at the 10th Central Financial and Economic Committee meeting (August 2021), that provides highest authoritative insights into the four guiding principles and six tasks of the Common Prosperity concept.
A long speech by Xi Jinping calling on all party members to learn the Party’s history in order to appreciate the CCP’s past achievements and failures.
An important speech by Xi Jinping outlining China’s goals and strategy to ensure technological dominance and self-sufficiency.
Read-out from 2013 convening of the Politburo to discuss China’s strategy for becoming a “maritime superpower.”
Excerpts of 16 Xi speeches from mid-2015 through early 2021 that highlight the Party’s history of successful reforms and emphasize that only the CCP can successfully guide the country through the institutional changes necessary to sustain China’s rise in an increasingly complicated and dangerous world.