China’s President Xi Jinping says the era of China being “bullied” was over and that anyone who tried to separate the party and the Chinese people will fail.
At the centenary celebration of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinpin who spoke to crowds from the balcony above the portrait of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square, told them of the party’s successes since its founding in Shanghai in 1921.
He spoke of how the party had freed China from an exploitative feudal system, created a socialist market economy brimming with vitality and eliminated absolute poverty.
The Chinese Communist Party defeated the nationalists in the country’s civil war in 1949 and Mao Zedong declared the People’s Republic of China with the goal of lifting people out of crushing poverty.
China is now the world’s second-largest economy and Xi is considered the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.