A report to the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), more commonly referred to as just the “Party Congress,” is arguably the most authoritative document in the Chinese Party-state ecosystem. It is technically the report of the outgoing Central Committee (here, the 18th Central Committee) at the quinquennial gathering of the Party Congress (here, the 19th Party Congress). Delivered by the General Secretary of the CCP (here, Xi Jinping), the report not only provides an official summary of the Party’s work over the past five years, but also outlines the official Party stance on all major policy issues and sets policy priorities for the incoming Central Committee (here, the 19th Central Committee).
This speech by Xi Jinping reflects on the legacy of Sun Yat-sen, the first provisional president of the Republic of China. In the speech, Xi suggests that challenges lie ahead in pursuit of “national rejuvenation,” and emphasizes the importance of patriotism and perseverance toward this goal.
This is an official readout from a June 2013 meeting between Xi Jinping and Wu Poh-hsiung, honorary chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT), who was then leading a delegation of KMT members to Beijing. Here, Xi outlines a four-point framework for deepening the development of cross-Strait relations.
Xi Jinping delivered this speech to a delegation to Beijing led by Lien Chan, honorary chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) and former vice president of Taiwan. In this speech, Xi emphasizes shared history and culture across the Taiwan Strait, calling for the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations on of the basis of “adhering to the ‘1992 Consensus’ and opposing ‘Taiwan Independence.’”
This is an official readout from a November 2016 meeting between Xi Jinping and Hung Hsiu-chu, who was then serving as Chairperson of the Kuomintang (KMT). Xi outlines six points he sees as critical to the further development of cross-Strait relations, including mutual adherence to the “1992 consensus,” opposition to “Taiwan independence,” and promotion of cross-Strait economic and people-to-people exchange.
This is an official readout from a November 2014 meeting between Xi Jinping and Vincent Siew, who served as vice president of Taiwan from 2008-2012 and who was visiting Beijing for the APEC summit as honorary chairman of the Taiwan Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation. In the brief readout, Xi describes adherence to the “1992 consensus” and opposing “Taiwan independence” as the “common political basis” under which “peaceful development of cross-Strait relations” can proceed.
This is an official readout from a September 2014 meeting between Xi Jinping and a delegation of groups from Taiwan in favor of cross-Strait “reunification.” In the readout, Xi commends the group for their efforts and emphasizes the importance, in his view, of suppressing “separatist” forces in pursuit of peaceful “reunification,” which he describes as a “historical necessity” for China in best interests of both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
This address, to the inaugural session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), was Xi Jinping’s first speech to the NPC after being appointed Chinese Communist Party general secretary by the 18th Party Congress the prior November.
Xi Jinping delivered this speech to the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) a few months after receiving a second term as Chinese Communist Party general secretary at the 19th Party Congress.
Xi Jinping delivered this important address on the 40th anniversary of the 1979 “Message to Taiwan Compatriots,” which the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress published when the United States and PRC established diplomatic relations.