As President Xi Jinping pointed out, going ahead, the difficulties and risks facing China's development will become more and more severe, but without progress we will fall behind, so we must press on. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, we have the confidence and capability to overcome the difficulties and create a brighter future.
As China is going forward, what role is China going to play in the world? I would like to use four B's to answer this question.
First, China will be a "booster" for world economic growth.
The problems in China's development are "growing pains", which will be addressed as China continues to develop.
One year ago, at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, three goals were set for China's development in the years to come, namely:
Complete the building of a moderately prosperous society by 2020;
Realise socialist modernisation by 2035;
And build China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful by the middle of this century.
To achieve these goals, China will continue to deepen reform and open up wider to the world. President Xi said in his New Year message, "China's reforms will never stop, and its doors will only open even wider". This means that China's development will continue to provide strong impetus for world economic growth.
In recent years, China has been contributing more than 30% to world economic growth. More and more Chinese are trading, investing, studying or holidaying abroad. As of 2017, there were more than 30,000 Chinese companies, about one million Chinese contract workers and 1.37 million Chinese students all over the world.
A recent demonstration of China's resolve to share its development benefits with the world is the first China International Import Expo held last November. This was the first-ever national-level Expo dedicated solely to import.
In the coming 15 years, China will strive to realise socialist modernisation. And in this process, China plans to import 24 trillion dollars of goods and open up a 2-trillion-dollar market for foreign direct investment. China is already the largest trading partner of more than 120 countries and regions. I believe that this figure will become bigger in the next 15 years.