Speech at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China

(May 10, 2022)

Xi Jinping

Members of the Communist Youth League, young friends, comrades:

  Youth breeds infinite hope, and youth creates a better tomorrow.

A nation can only prosper if it hopes for its youth and maintains its youth forever.

  Today, we are here to hold a grand gathering to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China, in order to inspire the young members of the Communist Youth League to forge ahead bravely on the new journey of realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

  First of all, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, I would like to extend my warm congratulations and sincere greetings to all members of the Communist Youth League, organizations and cadres of the Communist Youth League at all levels!

  Members of the Communist Youth League, young friends, comrades!

  The Chinese nation is an ancient nation with a long history and vicissitudes of life, and it is also a youthful nation with continuous self-improvement and vigor.

In the 5,000-year-old history of civilization, the Chinese nation has always had the tradition of "heroes from ancient times come out of youth", the feeling of "the waves behind the Yangtze River push the waves ahead", and the belief that "a strong youth will make the country strong, and the progress of the youth will lead to the progress of the country". , and always have the expectation that "hope rests on you".

For thousands of years, the power of youth, the surging of youth, and the creation of youth have always been the majestic force that drives the Chinese nation to move forward bravely and stand in the forest of nations in the world!

  The fate of young people has always been closely linked with the same generation.

After the Opium War in 1840, China gradually became a semi-colonial and semi-feudal society. The country was humiliated, the people suffered, and the civilization was dusted. The Chinese nation suffered an unprecedented catastrophe.

Groups of people with lofty ideals have been striving to save the country and the people, and a large number of advanced young people have awakened in the "Awakening Era".

The great May 4th Movement promoted the spread of Marxism in China, ushered in the prelude to the new democratic revolution, and also marked the emergence of Chinese youth as the vanguard of social change in China.

  Once the power of youth is awakened and advanced ideas are spread, the land of China will quickly show a new revolutionary atmosphere with vigor and vigor.

In the close integration of Marxism-Leninism and the Chinese labor movement, the Communist Party of China came into being.

Once the Communist Party of China was born, it turned its attention to the youth and placed the hope of the revolution on the youth.

A major specialization of the party studied the establishment and development of the Youth League as the party's preparatory school.

On May 5, 1922, under the direct care and leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese Communist Youth League was proclaimed.

This is a milestone in the history of Chinese revolution and youth movement!

  Unswervingly following the party and striving for the party and the people is the original mission of the Communist Youth League.

Over the past 100 years, under the strong leadership of the Party, the Communist Youth League has never forgotten its original aspiration, kept its mission firmly in mind, and has been at the forefront of the youth, organizing and guiding generations of youth to strengthen their beliefs and follow the Party closely, striving for national independence, the liberation of the people, and the realization of national prosperity and strength. , the people's happiness and contribution, compose a passionate youth movement in the process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

  During the period of the New Democratic Revolution, the Communist Youth League widely disseminated Marxism, used advanced ideas to inspire the awakening of youth, gather youth strength, unite and lead the youth of the League members to actively participate in the anti-imperialist and anti-feudal labor movement, peasant movement, student movement, and actively participate in the revolution led by the party. Armed, in the great struggle of overthrowing the warlords, resisting Japan and saving the nation, and overthrowing the Kuomintang reactionary rule, they have shown the spirit of not afraid of sacrifice and bloody struggle.

With swords and swords, bullets and bullets, the youth of the League members are unswervingly loyal to the party, have withstood the test of life and death, contributed their youth to the victory of the Chinese revolution, and established important merits!

  During the period of socialist revolution and construction, the Communist Youth League actively participated in the most extensive and profound social transformation in the history of the Chinese nation. It formed youth commandos, youth land reclamation teams, and youth literacy teams, carried out activities to learn from Lei Feng, and united and led the youth of the league members to inspire the "Dare to Teach Day". With the lofty sentiments of "The Moon Changes to a New Sky", he shouted the resounding slogan "Dedicate your youth to the motherland", marched towards science, marched into difficulties, and marched into the wasteland, showing the spirit of daring to struggle and hard work.

Difficulties and hardships, all kinds of difficulties and dangers, the majority of youth league members take the initiative to take the initiative and shoulder heavy burdens. Wherever the most difficult, there is the flag of the league, where there is a need, there are youth members of the league, who have contributed youth to the construction of the motherland. Important feat!

  In the new era of reform and opening up and socialist modernization, the Communist Youth League adapted to the strategic shift of the work center of the party and the state, emancipated the mind, forged ahead with determination, and extensively carried out the struggle to become a new Long March striker, "five lectures, four beauties and three loves", the Hope Project, young volunteers, and youth civilization. A large number of creative activities with strong youthful atmosphere, such as the No. The spirit of being dry and leading the fashion.

Revolutionizing the old and making new, building the four modernizations, the majority of youth members of the Youth League bravely made reforms, pioneered the atmosphere, contributed youth and made important contributions to reform and opening up and socialist modernization!

  In the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the Communist Youth League actively participates in the magnificent practice of the great struggle, the great project, the great cause and the great dream. Fighting, climbing hard in scientific and technological research positions, charging into the front line of emergency rescue and disaster relief, wearing armor on the front line of epidemic prevention and control, fighting for the first place in the Olympic arena, defending the motherland with mighty guards, and rushing out and top when the party and the people need it most. To go up, show self-confidence, self-improvement, strong and promising mental outlook.

"Clear love, only for China" has become the strongest voice from the hearts of contemporary Chinese youth.

With great dreams and great missions, the majority of youth members of the League consciously take on important responsibilities and go deep into the grassroots to make youth shine in the Chinese dream of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. An important feat has been established!

  Times are different, but youth is the same.

Over the past 100 years, the Communist Youth League of China has always been united with the party and struggled with the party, united and led the youth of the league members to write their loyalty in the cause of the party and the people, sow their youth on the journey of national rejuvenation, and engrave their glory in the annals of history.

  History and practice have fully proved that the Chinese Communist Youth League is worthy of being the vanguard of the Chinese youth movement, the party's loyal assistant and a reliable reserve army!

  Members of the Communist Youth League, young friends, comrades!

  The more you go forward and climb up, the more you must be good at drawing wisdom, boosting confidence, and adding strength from the road you have traveled.

Over the past 100 years, the Communist Youth League has been firm in its ideals and unswerving, and has formed valuable experience.

This is an important guide for the Communist Youth League to face the future and make new contributions.

  ——The 100-year journey has shaped the foundation of the Communist Youth League's adherence to the party's leadership.

Without the Chinese Communist Party, there would be no Chinese Communist Youth League.

From the day of its birth, the Communist Youth League has taken the banner of the party as its banner, the will of the party as its will, and the mission of the party as its mission. traits and distinct advantages.

Listening to the party's words and following the party has always been the political life of the Communist Youth League.

History has fully proved that only by adhering to the leadership of the party, the Communist Youth League can unite and lead the youth forward and push the Chinese youth movement forward in the correct political direction.

  ——The 100-year journey has shaped the political soul of the Communist Youth League that adheres to its ideals and beliefs.

The Communist Youth League organizes young people, which is a combination of firm beliefs and scientism under the inspiration of ideals and beliefs.

The first year of the Communist Youth League clearly put forward the lofty ideal of building a communist society, showing a clear banner of socialism, lighting the lamp of ideal and the light of faith in the hearts of young people from generation to generation. This is the most fundamental and most lasting of the Communist Youth League. of cohesion.

History has fully proved that only by always holding high the banner of communism and socialism can the Communist Youth League form the most solid unity and forge the most effective organization, and always unite the youth under the banner of the party's ideals and beliefs.

  ——The hundred-year journey has shaped the efforts of the Communist Youth League to devote itself to national rejuvenation.

The theme of the party's struggle is the direction of action of the regiment.

The Communist Youth League closely adheres to the central tasks of the party in different historical periods, unites and leads the youth of its members to actively participate in the magnificent practice of the people, bravely acts as a vanguard and dedication in the journey of national rejuvenation, and plays the role of a new force and a commando, so that the realization of national rejuvenation will become China's The youth movement has always been the grand mainstream.

History has fully proved that only by firmly grasping the theme of striving for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation can the Communist Youth League unite all the youthful forces that can be united and sing the magnificent song of youth.

  ——The 100-year journey has shaped the source of vitality for the Communist Youth League to take root in the youth.

After a hundred years of vicissitudes, the Communist Youth League has been rejuvenated with youth, relying on the fact that it has always taken root in the youth, and has always focused its work on the broadest group of young workers, peasants and ordinary youth, and is closely linked to the youth and the hearts of young people. Party stickers together.

History has fully proved that only by continuously drawing nutrients and strength from the fertile soil of the youth can the Communist Youth League become a caring person that the youth can trust, depend on, and cannot live without.

  Members of the Communist Youth League, young friends, comrades!

  Under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, the people of all ethnic groups in the country have united and made concerted efforts to successfully achieve the goal of the first century of struggle, and have built a moderately prosperous society in all aspects of the Chinese land. Struggle towards the goal.

  Achieving the Chinese Dream is a historical relay race, and contemporary youth must strive to be the first in the race to realize national rejuvenation.

The times always entrust the youth with historical responsibility.

The Chinese youth in the new era are born at the right time and have a heavy responsibility on their shoulders. The stage to display their talents is extremely broad, and the prospects for realizing their dreams are extremely bright.

At the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, members of the Communist Youth League and representatives of the Young Pioneers loudly shouted the youthful oath of "please rest assured the party, and strengthen our country".

This is what Chinese teenagers should look like in the new era, and it is also what the party's youth organization must look like.

  On the new journey, how to better unite, organize and mobilize the youth to strive for the realization of the second centenary goal and the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is a must for the Chinese youth movement and youth work in the new era. important questions to answer.

The Communist Youth League must strengthen its leadership, organization, and service capabilities, unite and lead the youth of its members to grow into good young people in the new era who have ideals, dare to take responsibility, can endure hardships, and are willing to struggle, and use the energy and creativity of youth to stir up the surging of national rejuvenation. Spring tide, use the wisdom and sweat of youth to work hard to create a better China!

  Here, I give some hope to the Communist Youth League.

  First, insist on educating people for the party, and always become a political school that leads the ideological progress of Chinese youth.

Only when you have high ambitions can you climb high and look far, and only when you have the world in mind can you make great plans.

Hot youth requires firm ideals and beliefs.

Our party named the group "Communism", which is to hope that the party's youth organization will always stand on the high ground of ideals and beliefs, arm the youth with the party's scientific theory, inspire the youth with the party's original mission, and guide the youth with the party's glorious banner. Use the party's fine style to shape the youth.

Chinese youth in the new era are more confident and self-improving, full of speculative spirit, and at the same time, they are also faced with the practical influence of various social trends of thought. When faced with ideological confusion in the world and other aspects, in-depth and meticulous education and guidance are even more needed, observe the society with a keen eye, think about life with a clear mind, and create the future with the power of wisdom.

As a school for young people to learn socialism and communism with Chinese characteristics in practice, the Communist Youth League should focus on politics, start from ideology, and start from the characteristics of young people, help them to make up their minds early and set great aspirations, and deeply root for the party from the bottom of their hearts. trust, confidence in socialism with Chinese characteristics, and belief in Marxism.

We must base ourselves on the fundamental plan of having successors in the party's cause, firmly grasp the fundamental task of cultivating socialist builders and successors, and guide the vast majority of young people to continuously strengthen their ambition, backbone, and confidence to be Chinese in their ideological baptism and practice forging. Let the fire of revolution be passed down from generation to generation!

  Second, consciously take responsibility and always be the vanguard of organizing Chinese youth to strive for perpetuity.

Struggle is the most beautiful background of youth, and action is the most effective tempering of youth.

With responsibility and responsibility, youth will shine.

Young people are always new, have the most enthusiasm for innovation, and have the most innovative motivation.

The development of the cause of the party and the people is inseparable from the hard work and dedication of aspiring young people from generation to generation.

Only when youth is highly aligned with the cause of the party and the people, will the spectrum of youth be broader and the energy of youth fully burst out.

Young people are the most energetic, aggressive, and least conservative groups in society, and they contain infinite power to transform the objective world and promote social progress.

The Communist Youth League must unite and lead the young members of the Communist Youth League to be the trend-setters of the new era, consciously obey the call of the party and the people, bear in mind the "big man of the country", take on the mission and tasks, and go to the new era and new world to display their ambitions, make contributions, and strive to be the dream of great ideals. People, striving to be a new force for great causes, let youth bloom beautifully in the places where the motherland and the people need it most!

  Thirdly, we are concerned about the vast number of young people, and have always become the strongest bridge link between the party and the youth.

The Communist Youth League is a group organization led by the party and an organization of young people themselves.

The biggest advantage of the regiment is that it is all over the grassroots and the front line and goes deep into the youth.

It is necessary to closely adhere to the lifeline of serving the youth, fulfill the political responsibility of consolidating and expanding the youth mass base under the Party's governance, and not only tell the Party truthfully the warmth of the youth, but also fully convey the warmth of the Party to the youth.

We must do everything possible to do practical things and solve difficult problems for young people, take the initiative to think about what young people want and what they are worried about, and fully rely on the resources and channels given by the party to provide practical help for young people, so that the majority of young people can truly feel the care of the party. Just beside you, care is right in front of you!

  Fourth, have the courage to self-revolution, and always become an advanced organization that closely follows the party and is at the forefront of the times.

For the Communist Youth League, what kind of youth organizations to build and how to build youth organizations are fundamental and major issues.

"The permanent system cannot wait for changes, there cannot be a solution along the way, and the sword cannot be left behind when the ship is carved." Only by being brave enough to revolutionize itself can the Communist Youth League keep pace with the advancement of the times, the development of youth, and innovation in practice.

It is necessary to implement the overall leadership of the party in all areas of the whole process of work, follow the development path of socialist mass organizations with Chinese characteristics, focus on the goal of continuously maintaining and enhancing the political, advanced, and mass nature, and promote the reform of the Communist Youth League to develop in depth.

It is necessary to be sensitive to the pulse of youth, and to explore new ideas and new models for the construction of grass-roots organizations in the Youth League based on the new changes and new characteristics of youth work and lifestyles, drive the youth federations and student federations to raise the banner of patriotism and socialism, and continuously consolidate and expand the patriotic unity of youth. front.

It is necessary to consciously benchmark the experience and practice of comprehensively and strictly governing the party, strengthen self-construction with the spirit of reform and innovation and the style of being strict and pragmatic, and be stricter than governing the regiment, and in all-round and high-standard forging, the Communist Youth League is full of high spirits.

  "Everything in life must be done by itself, and a small step in the country is a short journey." The pursuit of progress is the most precious trait of youth, and it is also the most ardent hope of the party and the people.

The majority of the Communist Youth League members in the new era should be models with lofty ideals and firm beliefs, take the lead in learning Marxist theory, establish the lofty ideals of communism and the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics, consciously practice the core values ​​of socialism, and vigorously promote the spirit of patriotism; Be a model of hard study and innovation, take the lead in standing on the post, practice your skills, strive for excellence, and strive to become the backbone of the industry and a young pioneer; be a model who dares to fight and is good at fighting, and takes the lead in facing difficulties and overcoming difficulties. Do not believe in evil, be not afraid of ghosts, and have hard bones; be a model of hard work and selfless dedication, take the lead in standing up for the people, be down-to-earth, truth-seeking and pragmatic, bear hardships first, enjoy later, and be willing to be a company that will never rust To be a model of cultivating morality, doing good, and strictly abiding by discipline, taking the lead in showing great morality, abiding by public morality, strict private morality, strictly abiding by discipline and law, and strictly fulfilling the obligations of members.

The majority of the Communist Youth League members should earnestly receive political training, strengthen political forging, pursue political progress, actively move closer to the party organization, and take growing into a qualified Communist Party member as the goal and honor.

  For a long time, the majority of League cadres have carried forward their fine traditions, performed their duties conscientiously, and made important contributions to the party's youth work.

The cadres of the regiment should have a strong political character of loyalty to the party, hold high an idealistic spirit, have a clear mind and a strong mind, so that people can feel the clarity and purity that young cadres should have.

It is necessary to consciously practice the mass line, establish a firm view of the masses, and become one with the youth, be a youth friend, not a youth "official", more for the youth and less for oneself.

It is necessary to cultivate a work style of taking responsibility and doing practical work, not vain and pragmatic, and have the courage to go to the harsh environment and the grass-roots front line to bear hardships, difficulties, heavy burdens, and risks, be an honest person, and do things in a down-to-earth manner.

It is necessary to cultivate the moral cultivation of integrity and self-discipline, be fearful in heart, be cautious in words, and restrain in action, constantly temper willpower, perseverance, and self-control, and be a person who is dedicated to the public, upright, and spotless.

  Members of the Communist Youth League, young friends, comrades!

  Revolutionaries are always young.

The Communist Party of China aspires to the great cause of the Chinese nation in the future, and it is in its prime for a century.

Lenin once quoted Engels as saying: "We are the party of the future, and the future belongs to the youth. We are the party of the innovators, and the youth are always more willing to follow the innovators. We are in selfless struggle against the rotten old things. It is always the young people who devote themselves to selfless struggle first.” History and reality have proved that the Communist Party of China is a party that always maintains the characteristics of youth, and a party that is always worthy of the trust and follow of young people.

  On the journey of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, the Communist Party of China is the vanguard, the Communist Youth League is the commando, and the Young Pioneers are the reserve.

Joining the team, joining the league, and joining the party are the "trilogy of life" for young people to pursue political progress.

The Communist Party of China has always opened its doors to young people, and warmly welcomes young people to continuously become the fresh blood of the party.

The Communist Youth League should fulfill the political responsibility of leading the whole team, standardize and strengthen the work mechanism for the Young Pioneers to join the Youth League and the Communist Youth League to join the Party, and strive to promote the connection and interconnection of the education chain of the Party, the Youth League and the team.

Party organizations at all levels must attach great importance to the training and development of young party members, especially from the outstanding Communist Youth League members, to ensure that the red country never changes color.

  Li Dazhao once said: "Youth are the soul of the country." Youth work in the past, present and future is a strategic part of the party's work.

Party committees (party groups) at all levels must devote great enthusiasm to studying the law of youth growth and the characteristics of the times, and devote great energy to young people's work.

Party organizations at all levels must implement the system and mechanism of party building leading the league building, often study and solve major problems in the work of the Communist Youth League, enthusiastically care about and strictly require the League cadres, and support the Communist Youth League in creatively carrying out work in accordance with the characteristics and laws of the work of the Communist Youth League.

  Members of the Communist Youth League, young friends, comrades!

  As early as more than 2,000 years ago, Confucius said: "The future generations are dreadful, how do you know that those who come are not today?" For the party and the country, young people are the most worthy of love and the most worth looking forward to.

Young people are like small trees that thrive on the earth, and one day they will grow into towering trees and hold up the sky.

Young people are like the rising sun, constantly accumulating energy, and there will always be light and heat all over the earth for a moment.

The hope of the party and the country is pinned on the youth!

  In 1937, when Comrade Mao Zedong wrote an inscription for the establishment of the Northern Shaanxi Public School, he said: "To create a large number of people, these people are the vanguard of the revolution. These people have political vision. These people are full of fighting spirit and sacrifice spirit. Frank, loyal, positive, and upright. These people do not seek personal gain, but only for the liberation of the nation and society. These people are not afraid of difficulties, and are always firm and brave in the face of difficulties. These people are not Arrogant elements are not flamboyant people, but down-to-earth and practical people. If China needs a large group of such vanguard elements, the tasks of the Chinese revolution can be solved smoothly." Today, the party and the people also need a large number of such pioneers. Vanguard elements, the Party Central Committee earnestly hopes that the Communist Youth League can cultivate a large number of such vanguard elements.

This is the ardent expectation of the party, as well as the ardent expectation of the motherland and the people!

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