Since the defeat of the Gang of Four and the convocation of the Third Plenary Session of the Party's Eleventh Central Committee, we have formulated correct ideological, political and organizational lines and a series of principles and policies.
The ``one country, two systems'' concept was not formulated today. It has been in the making for several years now, ever since the Third Plenary Session of our Party's Eleventh Central Committee.
Speech at the ceremony celebrating the 35th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China
Comrade commanders and fighters of the Chinese People's Liberation Army! All fellow-countrymen, comrades and friends!
I am very happy to see so many of you attending our National Day celebrations, and I believe Hong Kong has a bright future
I am a layman in the field of economics. I have made a few remarks on the subject, but all from a political point of view
For the most part, the current changes in China started at the end of 1978, when the Third Plenary Session of our Party's Eleventh Central Committee was held. At that session the Central Committee reviewed our historical experience and decided on a series of policies designed to restore order.
I think that the current Central Committee is experienced and that it has handled different kinds of problems properly and in an orderly way.
China is a major country as well as a minor one. By major I mean that it has a huge population and a vast territory, and by minor I mean that it is still a relatively poor, developing country with a per capita GNP of only US$300.
There are two outstanding issues in the world today. One is the question of peace, the other the relationship between North and South. We find many other problems too, but none of them has the same overall, global, strategic significance as these two.
I want to talk about the question of considering the general interest. By the general interest I mean our national development.