Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the beginning of a 'new era' for socialism in China and laid out his vision for the country's future in his speech to open the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Xi's speech declared a bold direction for China's political, economic, and cultural ambitions. The goals, priorities, and challenges highlighted in the speech will serve as an important roadmap for Chinese policymakers as Xi enters his second term as China's president.
The Party Congress has made China hot news in the Western press these days. Across the world people have highlighted the quite different interpretations by Western and Chinese observers of the Congress speeches. It is said by Western media that 'China must become rich before it grows old'.