“Jointly fulfilling the Chinese dream, and nationally singing for the new era”. The Party Committee of YCU set a central site for its staff to watch the grand celebration ceremony.
All the university leaders and departments leader arrived at the site one hour earlier before the ceremony, vigorously discussing the great changes in the past 70 years of China, looking forward to the ceremony.
The grand gathering begin at 10:00 A.M in the Tian’anmen Square. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of PRC, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, gave an important speech. Afterwards, grand military parade and mass pageantry were held. The ceremony was hosted by Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council. With the 70 salute, all the leaders stood up and applauded and then Sung the national anthem together with those in the Square.
On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the Central Military Commission, President Xi paid high tribute to revolutionary forefathers and martyrs for their feats in pursuing national independence and liberation, a stronger and more prosperous country and the people’s well-being, extended warm National Day congratulations to Chinese people of all ethnic groups and all compatriots at home and abroad, and expressed heartfelt gratitude to friends around the world for their caring for and support to China's development. He reviewed the great achievements Chinese people of all ethnic groups have made that amaze the world through concerted efforts and arduous struggle over the past seven decades. President Xi emphasized that we,on our journey forward, must uphold the principles of “peaceful reunification” and “one country, two systems”, maintain lasting prosperity and stability in Hongkong and Macao, promote the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, unite all Chinese sons and daughters, and continue to strive for the motherland’s complete reunification, and we must stay on the path of peaceful development, and pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up and continue to work with people from all countries to push for jointly building a community with a shared future for humanity. He also said that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Force should always preserve their nature, purpose and character as the forces of the people, resolutely safeguard China’s sovereignty, security, and development interests, and firmly uphold world peace. He called on all Party members, armed forces and people of all ethnic groups to unite more closely together, stay true to the founding mission, build on existing achievements and continue to develop our people’s republic, and to make continued efforts to achieve the two centenary goals and national rejuvenation.
The mighty soldiers marched in step before the square, among whom was Wang Zihe, the army flag holder in the first parade formation, who is a graduate from Yuncheng University. Wang Zihe’s appearing as the flag holder is a practical achievement reflection of YCU’s motto of achievements on morality. After the parade, the grand mass pageantry of “jointly fulfilling the Chinese dream” was held, showing the procedure from standing-up to becoming better-off and to being strong.
After watching the ceremony, the audience expressed their feelings emotionally and said that President Xi’s speech is a review of the great development of China in the past 70 years and also a requirement and expectation for Chinese people, that the military parade is a reflection of the achievement in national defense construction and mass pageantry is a expression of the common feelings of Chinese people. They said that they would closely unite in the surroundings of the party and central government with President Xi as the core, stay true to the founding mission and remain confident in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, thus to make contribution to the development of Yuncheng University as high-level application-oriented local university, and to make continued efforts to achieve the two centenary goals and national rejuvenation.