BEIJING: Xi Jinping, Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, delivered an important speech at a grand gathering celebrating the centenary of the CPC”s founding at Tian”anmen Square in Beijing on Thursday. Here are some highlights from Xi”s speech:- China has realized the first centenary goal — building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. – The CPC has united and led the Chinese people over the past 100 years for one ultimate theme — bringing about the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. – The Party unites and leads the Chinese people in fighting bloody battles with unyielding determination, achieving great success in the new democratic revolution. – The Party unites and leads the Chinese people in endeavoring to build a stronger China with a spirit of self-reliance, achieving great success in the socialist revolution and construction. – The Party unites and leads the Chinese people in freeing the mind and forging ahead, achieving great success in reform, opening-up and socialist modernization. – The Party unites and leads the Chinese people in pursuing a great struggle, a great project, a great cause and a great dream through a spirit of self-confidence, self-reliance and innovation, achieving great success for socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. – Seeking happiness for the people and national rejuvenation has been Party”s aspiration and mission since founding. – Only socialism could save China, and only socialism with Chinese characteristics could develop China. – The CPC and the Chinese people, through a tenacious struggle, have shown the world that China”s national rejuvenation has become a historical inevitability. – The people are the true heroes, for it is they who create history. – The great founding spirit of the CPC is the Party”s source of strength. – China”s success hinges on the Party. . – The firm leadership of the CPC must be upheld. – The Party will continue leading Chinese people toward a better life. – At the fundamental level, the capability of the Party and the strengths of socialism with Chinese characteristics are attributable to the fact that Marxism works. – The Party must uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics. – The Party must continue self-reform. – China will elevate its armed forces to world-class standards so that we are equipped with greater capacity and more reliable means for safeguarding our national sovereignty, security. – China is committed to “one country, two systems” in governance of Hong Kong and Macao. – Resolving the Taiwan question and realizing China”s complete reunification is a historic mission and an unshakable commitment of the Communist Party of China. – All Chinese people, both at home and overseas, can focus their ingenuity and energy on the same goal and come together as a mighty force for realizing national rejuvenation. – The Party is still in its prime, determined as ever to achieve lasting greatness for the nation. – Chinese young people should carry on the mission of national rejuvenation. – Any attempt to divide the Party from the Chinese people or to set the people against the Party is bound to fail. – The time in which the Chinese nation could be bullied and abused by others is gone forever. – China welcomes helpful suggestions, but will not accept sanctimonious preaching. – Chinese people will never allow any foreign forces to bully, oppress or subjugate us. – China will keep promoting community with shared future for mankind. – China is committed to world peace, development and order.