The National Commendation Conference for Fighting COVID-19 was held ceremoniously in the Great Hall of the People on the morning of the 8th Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, presented medals and medals to the winners of the State Medal and the State Honorary Title and delivered important speeches. Xi Jinping stressed that Major strategic results have been achieved in the fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia. It has fully demonstrated the remarkable advantages of the leadership of the Communist Party of China and China's socialist system. It has fully demonstrated the great strength of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation. It has fully demonstrated the profound details of Chinese civilization, fully demonstrated China's conscious commitment as a responsible big country, greatly enhanced the self-confidence and pride, cohesion and centripetal force of the whole Party and the people of all ethnic groups in the country, and will certainly inspire us to cut through all obstacles and forge ahead bravely in the new era and new journey.
Xi Jinping stressed that the great anti-epidemic spirit comes down in one continuous line with the long-term characteristic endowment and cultural genes of the Chinese nation. It is the inheritance and development of patriotism, collectivism and socialism. It is a vivid interpretation of the Chinese spirit and enriches the connotation of the national spirit and the spirit of the times. We should vigorously carry forward the great anti-epidemic spirit in the whole society and transform it into a powerful force for building a modern socialist country in an all-round way and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Li Keqiang presided over the conference, Li Zhanshu read out the presidential decree, Wang Huning read out the commendation decision, and Wang Yang, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan attended.
At 8: 35, the winners of the National Medal and the National Honorary Title set out from their residence in a concierge car and were escorted to the Great Hall of the People by the State Guest Guard. Outside the north gate of the Great Hall of the People, soldiers holding high red flags stood on both sides of the road. Soldiers holding shoulder guns stood solemnly on the steps. Teenagers cheered warmly. Winners of the National Medal and the National Honorary Title climbed the red carpet into the Great Hall of the People. Leading comrades of the Party and the State Meritorious Service Honor Commendation Committee are here to greet them collectively.
The atmosphere in the Great Hall of the People is solemn and warm. Above the rostrum hung the logo of the "National Commendation Conference for Fighting novel coronavirus pneumonia". In the middle of the back curtain was the glittering national emblem of the People's Republic of China, with 10 red flags on both sides. Slogans hung on the balcony on the second floor: "Closely unite around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, carry forward the great spirit of fighting the epidemic, win the victory of building a well-off society in an all-round way, fight the decisive battle against poverty, and win the great victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era!"
At 10 o'clock sharp, the meeting began. The PLA Military Orchestra played "March of the Volunteers" and the audience stood up and sang the national anthem.
After singing, the whole audience stood still and observed a moment of silence to the martyrs and compatriots who died in COVID-19.
Li Zhanshu read out the presidential order of the People's Republic of China signed by Xi Jinping. The presidential decree pointed out that, In order to solemnly recognize the exemplary figures who have made outstanding contributions in the fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia, To carry forward their lofty qualities of loyalty, responsibility and dedication, according to the decision of the 21st Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress, Zhong Nanshan was awarded the "Medal of the Republic" and Zhang Boli, Zhang Dingyu and Chen Wei were awarded the national honorary title of "People's Hero".
The four soldiers, holding the Medal of the Republic and the Medal of National Honor, marched to the ceremony site with vigorous steps.
In the magnificent music of "Salute to the Heroes of the Motherland", Xi Jinping awarded medals and medals to the winners of the National Medal and the National Honorary Title one by one, shook hands with them and expressed congratulations. Subsequently, four winners of the National Medal and the National Honorary Title were invited to take seats on the rostrum. The whole audience broke into bursts of warm applause.
Wang Huning read out the "Decision of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission on Commending Advanced Individuals and Collectives in Fighting novel coronavirus pneumonia" and the "Decision of the CPC Central Committee on Commending Outstanding Communist Party Members and Advanced Grass-roots Party Organizations in the Country".
Xi Jinping and others presented awards to the individual and collective representatives who were commended.
Amid warm applause, Xi Jinping delivered an important speech. He pointed out that in the past eight months or so, our Party has united and led the people of all ethnic groups in the country in a thrilling war against the epidemic, withstood an arduous historical examination, made great efforts, achieved major strategic results in the fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia, and created another heroic feat in the history of human struggle against the disease.
On behalf of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission, To the advanced individuals and collectives who have been commended, To the vast number of medical workers, disease control workers, officers and men of the People's Liberation Army, officers and men of the Armed Police Force, scientific and technological workers, community workers, public security police, emergency rescue personnel, journalists, employees of enterprises and institutions, project builders, sinking cadres, volunteers and the broad masses of the people who have made great contributions to the fight against the epidemic. I would like to express my high respect to the vast number of Party members and cadres in Party and government organs, enterprises and institutions at all levels. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all democratic parties, federations of industry and commerce, independents, people's organizations and all sectors of society that actively participated in the fight against the epidemic, and to Hong Kong compatriots, Macao compatriots, Taiwan compatriots and overseas Chinese who enthusiastically provided assistance.
Xi Jinping said that during the Chinese people's fight against the epidemic, leaders, governments, political parties, social organizations and embassies in China, relevant United Nations organizations, relevant regional organizations and international agencies, foreign-funded enterprises and international friendly people expressed sincere greetings and provided valuable support to the Chinese people in various ways. On behalf of the Chinese Government and the Chinese people, I would like to express my sincere thanks to them.
Xi Jinping said that at present the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic is still raging all over the world. The Chinese people feel the sufferings brought by the epidemic to the people of all countries, deeply regret the people who have been killed by the disease, deeply respect the people who are racing against time to fight the epidemic and save their lives, and express their sincere wishes to the people who are unfortunately infected with the virus and receiving treatment.
Xi Jinping said that at this moment, we would like to express our deep thoughts and condolences to the martyrs who died bravely in the fight against the epidemic and to the compatriots who died tragically in the epidemic.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic is the most serious infectious disease pandemic in the world in 100 years, and it is a major public health emergency with the fastest spread speed, the widest infection range and the most difficult prevention and control since the founding of New China. The virus came in a surprise attack and the epidemic situation was menacing. People's lives and health were facing serious threats. We insist on the supremacy of the people and life. With firm courage and perseverance, Race against time, fight against illness, Quickly start the people's war, the overall war and the war of resistance to prevent and control the epidemic. It took more than a month to initially contain the spread of the epidemic. It took about 2 months to control the daily new cases in the local area within single digits, and it took about 3 months to achieve decisive results in the defense of Wuhan and Hubei, and then it successively fought several battles of annihilation of local concentrated epidemics, winning major strategic results in the national anti-epidemic struggle. On this basis, we have made overall plans to promote epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development. We have paid close attention to restoring production and living order and achieved remarkable results. China's fight against the epidemic has fully demonstrated China's spirit, strength and commitment.
Xi Jinping stressed that in the face of the sudden and serious epidemic situation, the CPC Central Committee has taken over the overall situation and made decisive decisions to deal with extraordinary events with extraordinary measures. The Party Central Committee insists on putting the safety of people's lives and health first. The first time to implement centralized and unified leadership, The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held 21 meetings to Leading the organization of the Party, government, military and civilian studies, the East, West, North and South China Congress War, putting forward the general requirements of firm confidence, helping each other in the same boat, scientific prevention and control, and precise policy implementation, clearly and resolutely curbing the spread of the epidemic, resolutely winning the overall goal of battle of epidemic prevention and control, carefully deploying the Wuhan and Hubei defense wars, and formulating major strategic strategies according to the times and circumstances. Party committees and governments at all levels, departments and units were moved by the orders. Rural areas, communities, enterprises, medical and health institutions, scientific research institutions, schools and military barracks across the country were in their respective positions. Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee, the country has rapidly formed a strategic layout of unified command, overall deployment and three-dimensional prevention and control, effectively curbing the widespread spread of the epidemic, effectively changing the dangerous process of virus transmission, and protecting people's life safety and health to the greatest extent.
Xi Jinping pointed out that in the face of the sudden and serious epidemic situation, the Chinese people have stood together through thick and thin and made concerted efforts to build a solid defense line for the prevention and control of the epidemic. We have carried out an unprecedented rescue of life with the help of the whole country. The people of Wuhan and Hubei have understood the general principles and taken the overall situation into consideration. They have won strategic initiative to block the spread of the epidemic and made great sacrifices and contributions to the national fight against the epidemic. In the face of the sudden and serious epidemic situation, the vast number of medical personnel are dressed in white and go out retrograde to save their lives. They are the most beautiful angels and the loveliest people in the new era. In the face of the sudden and serious epidemic situation, we have made overall plans and coordinated progress. Economic development has steadily improved and production and living order has steadily recovered. In the face of the sudden and serious epidemic situation, China has worked hand in hand with other countries in the world to overcome the difficulties, contributing wisdom and strength to the global fight against the epidemic, helping to save thousands of lives around the world with practical actions, and demonstrating China's sincere desire to promote the construction of a community of human destiny with practical actions.
Xi Jinping pointed out that youth is the hope of the country and the nation. In this fight against the epidemic, the outstanding performance of the younger generation is gratifying and touching. There are no heroes who fall from the sky, only ordinary people who stand up. The younger generation is not afraid of hardship, hardship or sacrifice. They shoulder a mountain of responsibilities with their arms, showing the passionate elegant demeanour of youth and the hope of the Chinese nation. Let's praise them together.
Xi Jinping stressed that in this desperate battle against the serious epidemic, the Chinese people and the Chinese nation, with their fearless spirit of daring to fight and win, have forged the great anti-epidemic spirit of putting life first, the whole country working together, giving up life and forgetting death, respecting science and sharing common destiny. The supremacy of life embodies the profound tradition of benevolence of the Chinese people and the people-centered value pursuit of the Chinese Communists. The unity of the whole country embodies the unity and strength of the Chinese people, who are united as one and share weal and woe. Giving up one's life and forgetting one's death embodies the indomitable will of the Chinese people to overcome all difficulties without being overwhelmed by any difficulties. Respect for science embodies the Chinese people's practical character of seeking truth and being pragmatic and pioneering and innovative. The common destiny embodies the moral responsibility of the Chinese people to work together and love peace.
Xi Jinping pointed out that in this magnificent fight against the epidemic, we have accumulated important experience and gained profound enlightenment. The great practice of fighting against the epidemic proves once again that the extremely strong leadership of the Chinese Communist Party is the most reliable backbone of the Chinese people when wind and rain hit. The indomitable willpower of the Chinese people is the source of strength to overcome all difficulties and obstacles on the way forward. The remarkable advantages of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics are the fundamental guarantee to resist risks and challenges and improve the efficiency of national governance. The solid national strength accumulated since the founding of New China is the profound confidence to calmly cope with the stormy waves. The socialist core values and the powerful spiritual power of China's excellent traditional culture are powerful forces that unite people's hearts and power. The broad charisma of building a community of human destiny is the right way to meet the common challenges of mankind and build a more prosperous and better world.
Xi Jinping stressed that at present, the world's unprecedented changes in a century are accelerating and the task of domestic reform, development and stability is arduous and arduous. Standing at the historical juncture of the "two 100-year" goals, We must fully implement the Party's basic theory, line and strategy, Adhere to the general tone of seeking progress while maintaining stability, unswervingly implement the new development concept, strive to build a new development pattern, coordinate the domestic and international overall situation, do a good job in the two major issues of development and security, promote the modernization of the national governance system and governance capability, and continuously create a new situation for the development of the Party and the national cause. We must not relax our efforts to prevent and control the epidemic on a regular basis and strive to win an all-round victory in the fight against the epidemic. We must do a solid job in the "six stability" work, fully implement the "six guarantees" task, and ensure the completion of the decisive task of building a well-off society in an all-round way and fighting poverty. We need to speed up the completion of the shortcomings of the governance system and consolidate the institutional guarantee to ensure the safety of people's lives and health. We must uphold the concept of a community of human destinies and join hands with the international community to meet the increasingly severe global challenges. We must stick to the bottom line thinking, enhance the sense of hardship, effectively prevent and resolve all kinds of risks on the way forward, unite all forces that can be united, mobilize all positive factors, and constantly win new victories in great struggles with many new historical characteristics.
Xi Jinping finally stressed that "the sky is healthy and the gentleman strives for self-improvement." The reason why a nation is great is that it never gives up, flinches, stops in the face of any difficulties and risks, and perseveres in fighting for its own future and destiny. The Chinese people and the Chinese nation, who have come from more than 5,000 years of suffering and glory in the development of civilization, will surely move forward on the great journey of the new era. No one or any force can stop the Chinese people from moving forward to achieve a better life!
At the meeting, Zhong Nanshan, winner of the "Medal of the Republic", Liu Zhengyin, a national advanced individual in the fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia, a national outstanding Communist Party member and chief physician of the infectious internal medicine department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Gui Xiaomei, a national advanced collective in the fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia, a national representative of advanced grass-roots Party organizations and secretary of the general Party branch of Qinghe Community in Wuhan City, spoke.
Before the meeting, Xi Jinping and other leading comrades met with the winners of the National Medal and the National Honorary Title, representatives of advanced individuals and collectives in the fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia, and took photos with them.
Members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, members of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, vice-chairmen of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, state councilors, president of the Supreme People's Court, chief procurator of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, vice-chairmen of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative attended the meeting.
Leading comrades of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and departments of the Central Party, government, army and mass, Leaders of the central committees of the democratic parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and representatives of non-party personages, Representatives of relatives and units of winners of national medals and national honorary titles, About 3,000 people attended the conference, including representatives of relatives of martyrs killed in the fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia, compatriots from Hong Kong and Macao, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, returned overseas Chinese and their relatives, diplomatic envoys of various countries in China, representatives of international organizations in China and representatives of international friends who contributed to China's fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia.