[News from the News Center] At 10:30, Apr. 30, theceremonyofthe centenary of the May Fourth Movementwas held at theGreat Hall of the People. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese President, and Chairman of the Central Military Commissiondelivereda keynote speech. Zhao Xianfeng, YSU Party Secretary, Kong Xiangdong, YSU Vice President, Li Rong,Secretary of YSU Commission for Discipline Inspection, Zhao Yongsheng, YSU Vice President, Wang Baocheng, member of Standing Committee of YSU Party Committee, and other leaders,Secretaries ofthe Communist Youth Leagueof each school, and student representatives watched thelive broadcastof the ceremony at the Lecture Hall, Century Building.Party committees andgeneral Party branches at primarylevelorganized teachers and students to watch the ceremony together.
Teachers and students listened carefully to Xi Jinping’s speech at the ceremony. General Secretary Xi expressed expectations toChinese youth of the new era: theyshouldhave greatexpectations,love the motherland wholeheartedly,take onsocialresponsibility, and develop their personality, which shed light for the youth.
Zhao Xianfeng delivers a speech. (Photographed by Zhang Peiyao, the News Center)
YSU leaders,Secretaries ofthe Communist Youth Leagueof each school, and student representatives (Photographed by CaiQiaoyi, the News Center)
TheSchool of Mechanical Engineering
TheSchool of Economics and Management
TheSchool of Arts and Design
TheSchool of Physical Education
Afterwatchingtheceremony, Zhao Xianfeng, on behalf of theYSU PartyCommittee, extended greetings and good wishes to the youth cadres, youth workers and communist youth league member.Heput forward requirementsin detail tothoroughly studyand implementthespiritsof General Secretary Xi Jinping’s speech at thecommemorate the 100th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement.Zhaopointed out that General Secretary Xi Jinping highly concentrated and summarized the historical enlightenment and profound connotation of the May Fourth Movement and the practical significance of inheriting the spirit of the May Fourth Movement. General Secretary Xi proposed six expectations for the youth inthe new era, as well as somespecific requirements on how theParty organizations care for the youth, how theCommunist Youth Leagueorganizations serve the youth, how the community cares about the youth, and howalldepartments do a good job in youth work.Zhao noted that weshouldunderstand the spirit of General SecretaryXi’s speechand encourage the youth of the whole university toremain true to the party and pursue merits in the new era
Furthermore, Zhao Xianfengput forward fourrequirements forYSU Committee ofthe Communist Youth League and youthworkinYSU.First,we should attach great importance to encouragethe youth tohave great expectations. As theParty’s assistant and reserve army, the Communist Youth Leagueneedimproveits politicalawarenessand strengthen the relationship with people. We also should help the youthfirmly adhere to the spiritsof theParty andfollowtheParty’s instructions. Second,we should encourage the youth to improve theirprofessional skills, which is thefoundationfor their furthercareers. Weneedlead the youth to carry forward the fine traditions ofYSUin the past 100 years,seize every single day, aspire for high and grand while planting feet firmly on the ground, and maketheirown contributions to the country and to the university withtheirknowledge and skills.Third, we should instill inthe youththe concept ofthe unity of knowing and doing.It is necessary to lead the youth to integrate the pursuit of personal ideals with the future of the country,andto contribute tobuilding apowerful nation of science and technologyand realizing thegreat rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Fourth, we need to motivatethe youthto train their character.Itis the fundamental task oftheuniversity tostrengthen moral education and cultivate people, and itis necessary to strengthen theirexperience in character and moralityin order tobecome a qualified successor, and live up to the expectations of theParty,the country and the people.Zhaohopedthat theYSU Committee ofCommunist Youth Leaguewouldconsciously take up the responsibility. All departmentsshouldsupport the work of the Communist Youth League, andgatherthe youth of the wholeuniversityto writeanewchapter ofrealizing the “DoubleFirst-class” constructionof YSUandpursuingthe great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and, in addition,tocelebrate the 70thanniversary of the founding ofthe People’s Republic of Chinawith outstanding achievements!
Everyone was inspired and encouraged byGeneral Secretary Xi’s speech.Teachers and studentsconducted heated discussion on hoe toprofoundlyunderstandthe profound meaning of the spirit of the May Fourth Movement in the new era, and how to actively practice the spirit of the May Fourth Movement intheir ownstudy, work and life.
Li Yida,Secretary ofYSUcommunityofthe Communist Youth League, said: “A nation will prosper only when its young people thrive. As a cadreof theCommunist Youth League, weshouldguide the youth tohave outstanding ambitions and being down to earth, particularly, encourage the youth tocombine the national conditions andprofessional knowledge,nationalinterestsand personal goals,academic research and character training.Besides, we need providea stage for young people to display their talents,andprovide opportunities forthemto take up their sacred missions, andkeepyoung people’sthoughts and ideas, levels of understanding,abilityand qualityin accordance with the requirements of the times. In addition, we need to make sure theyserve the people with genuine ability and learning, contribute to the country with innovation, and to fight for the prosperity of China.”
Song Wenxi, master studentfrom theSchool of Economics and Management, said: “Each age and generation have their own missions. AstheChinese youth of the new era, we arebornat the right timetostruggle.We should shape our mindset, practice our internal strength, andcreate agrand pattern of lifeinrationalthinking.Besides, we needto carry forward the spirit of patriotism, to be practical, to integrate personal development with the future of the country,andto unite the youth power for the Chinese dream.”
Zhao He, a student of the School of Vehicle and Energy, said: “We are the lucky generation developing in a great time in a great country. One hundred years ago, the May Fourth Movement promoted social progress and promoted the spread of Marxism in China. It has created the conditions for the revolutionary struggle, whichhelped pushthe New-Democratic Revolution. Our generation should inherit the revolutionary spirit, be brave in accepting new ideas and new cultures,and struggle fortheChinese dream, and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”
Li Xinxin,undergraduatestudentfromSchool of Information Science and Engineering (School of Software) said: “The May Fourth Movement demonstrated the strong will of the Chinese people to defend national independence and fight for freedom, markingbeginning ofNew-Democratic Revolution. Today, the responsibility of revitalizing China and developing a harmonious society has fallen on our shoulders. It is our responsibility to carry on the spirits of the May FourthMovement. As a young generation in China,we shouldwork hard to grow into the mainstay of the Chinese nationin the new era!”
[Translated by Xing Tong]