This Week's 俗语 in Xi Jinping's Speeches

奔腾不息 | Bēn Téng Bù Xī
奔腾不息 | bēn téng bù xī

In his speech to BRICS leaders in Johannesburg on July 26, Xi Jinping used this suyu to stress the message he was sending in his speech to the BRICS Business Forum: the trends of the times are surging forward and you are either with them (i.e., with China) or against them (i.e., with those unnamed countries pursuing unilateralism and protectionism). While it is easy to point to China’s record and say that they aren’t walking the walk, it is also important to hear how this message resonates outside the United States.

MEANING

Surge forward without ceasing

ORIGINAL

时代大潮奔腾不息,不以任何人的意志为转移。金砖国家要把握历史大势,深化战略伙伴关系,巩固”三轮驱动”合作架构,让第二个”金色十年”的美好愿景变为现实,携手迈向人类命运共同体。

SOURCE

http://www.xinhuanet.com/world/2018-07/26/c_1123182586.htm

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