“Times stops for no one, and the seasons keep changing,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping in his New Year’s speech delivered on Monday. At a critical juncture in China’s history and path ahead, President Xi added that China “has braved thorny paths and confronted stormy weather over the past 70 years” and will face the challenges ahead relying on the hard work of the Chinese people.
As 2019 begins, what key messages should we take away from President Xi’s speech? How will China’s significant achievements from 2018 shape its future? And what major events are on the horizon for China in 2019? Einar Tangen, political and economic commentator, and Victor Gao, Global Councilor of Asia Society; and from Singapore, Wang Huiyao, President of the Center for China and Globalization joined The Point.