The final round of applause, which sounded more determined, enthusiastic and prolonged than the previous 40 rounds, burst out as Hu Jintao finally finished his report at the opening ceremony of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
The applause is a reflection of unwavering confidence. Looking back upon the past 10 years, China successfully dealt with a series of grand events and avoided "Latin American Trap" and "East Asian Predicament."
The applause is a reflection of firm support. Without cohesion and firm support of the Party and the people, the difficulties met with in the process of social transformation, deepened reform and comprehensive well-off society and when dealing with the diversified interested parties, the relations of interests among the people and the way of economic development will impossibly be solved.
The applause is a reflection of common aspiration and resolution. During the 30 years of constant exploration since the Reform and Opening up, Chinese people have unswervingly been holding the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, neither following the closed and rigid old road nor stepping on other evil roads.
The applause is a reflection of the unremitting struggles and hard work of people with a clear-minded head and strong willpower.
The applause is a reflection of Chinese people's confidence in the socialist road, theory and system with Chinese characteristics, which is the reason why China, a developing country with 1.3 billion people and 56 ethnic groups, can maintain long-term political stability and social harmony, safeguard national unity, and move forward in a continued and rapid speed.
The prolonged applause at the opening ceremony of the 18th CPC National Congress marked continued rise of China, which is the comment of foreign media outlets.
Read the Chinese version: 掌声为黄金十年响起; Source: People's Daily; Author: Ye Xiaowen
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