Overseas Chinese were attentive to the speech of Chinese President Xi Jinping at
the festival reception held in Beijing on Sunday, sp
eaking highly of China’s achievements in the past year and expecting a brighter future.
“In the past year … we have made efforts and achieved a lot,” Xi said at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing ahead of the Spring Festival.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee an
d chairman of the Central Military Commission, extended greetings to Chinese nationals of all ethnic groups, compatr
iots in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and overseas Chinese on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council.
Ren Limin, president of the Association of Chinese Residents in France, said he is proud of China’s fast development under the leadership of the CPC.
China has achieved a tremendous transformation in the past several decades, growing rich and becoming stronger, Ren said.
“In France, the overseas Chinese are paying close attention to the development of our motherland. We wish our motherland a better future,” he said.