Welcome to XI’S WORDS. In this episode, we’ll take a look at some inspiring words from President Xi Jinping during his first overseas state tour of 2019.
On March 21st, President Xi left Beijing for a 6-day series of state visits to Italy, Monaco, and France.
On his first stop, in Italy, President Xi received a curious question from Roberto Fico, the Italian lower house speaker - “How did you feel when you were elected Chinese President?”
President Xi replied, it’s a great responsibility and an arduous task to be Chinese President.
“Selfless shall I be for the good of my people. I would like to be selfless and I am devoted to serving the Chinese people and the country’s development.”
The idea of selflessness, mentioned by President Xi, showed his deep understanding of ancient Chinese philosophy. According to Taoist Classics, a person should ideally change themselves in order to become a positive example for others.
According to the Tao Te Ching, one achieves self-fulfillment by selflessly aiding others.
President Xi told Mr Fico, an athlete can greatly improve his performance through rigorous training. By this same idea, President Xi believes he can make the country a better place with the continued support of China’s population.
So, what about you? It's selfless to join in and help improve your country. Are you ready?
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This work will be arduous, but we have to overcome the hardship.
We should give aid to strangers when they need help.
This will need rigorous testing over the next few years.