Looking Back on China’s 19th CPC National Congress
The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (“19th CPC National Congress”) represents the dawn of a “New Era” for Chinese politics and power. Speaking in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing at the start of the Congress, Xi Jinping told delegates that thanks to decades of “tireless struggle” China stood “tall and firm in the east”. Xi added that it was time for China to transform itself into “a mighty force” that could lead the world on political, economic and environmental issues. Xi also declared that, “the Chinese nation has stood up, grown rich, and become strong – and it now embraces the brilliant prospects of rejuvenation. It will be an era that sees China moving closer to center stage and making greater contributions to mankind.” This historic Congress shows that China feels it has developed to such an extent that it has the accumulated power and influence to play a leading role in setting the global agenda. In the document below, Burson-Marsteller’s analysts introduce the background, significance, decisions and implications of the 19th CPC National Congress.