Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered a speech at a ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China.
A nation that places high hopes on its youth and maintains its youthful vigor can prosper.
The founding mission of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) is to unwaveringly follow the Communist Party of China (CPC) and strive for the Party and the people.
The realization of the Chinese Dream is a relay race. Young generations should strive for their best to help realize national rejuvenation.
The CYLC is a school for young people to understand socialism with Chinese characteristics and communism in practice. The league should help them aim high at an early age and cultivate the trust in the Party, the confidence in socialism with Chinese characteristics and the belief in Marxism from the bottom of their heart.
The greatest strength of the CYLC, as the youth's own organization, lies in its broad reach at the grassroots and its deep involvement with young people.
The CYLC should explore new models of its grassroots organizations in light of the new changes in young people's work and life, lead youth and students federations in upholding the banner of patriotism and socialism, and constantly consolidate and expand the youth patriotic united front.
The CPC is a party that always maintains its youthful quality and is always worthy of the trust and following of young people.
The CPC always opens its door to young people and warmly welcomes them to become the fresh blood of the Party.
Party organizations at all levels should attach great importance to the cultivation and development of young Party members, especially from outstanding CYLC members, to ensure that the socialist country will never change its nature.
The CYLC should shoulder its responsibilities and always be a vanguard force in mobilizing China's youth in continuous endeavor.
For the Party and the country, youth are the most worthy of love and expectation. Young people are like saplings that thrive on the earth, and one day they will grow into towering trees.