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一成不变|yī chéng bù biàn

  • January 19, 2021

This idiom was used in a January 12 人民网 report recapping Xi Jinping's speech at the opening ceremony of the 省部级主要领导干部学习贯彻党的十九届五中全会精神专题研讨班 . Meaning: nothing much…

坚忍不拔 |jiān rěn bù bá

  • January 12, 2021

This chengyu is from Xi Jinping's New Years Day address (video and full text) Meaning: Tenacious, unshakable, describes perseverance and firm conviction Original:…

乘风破浪 | chéng fēng pò làng

  • December 18, 2020

This quote is from Xi Jinping's speech: 在全国劳动模范和先进工作者表彰大会上的讲话 Meaning: to ride the winds and break the waves; to have high ambitions Original: "今天,我们隆重召开大会,表彰全国劳动模范和先进工作者,激励全党全国各族人民弘扬劳模精神,在决胜全面建成小康社会、决战脱贫攻坚取得决定性成就的基础上,乘风破浪,开拓进取,为全面建设社会主义现代化国家、实现第二个百年奋斗目标而继续奋斗。"…

浩如烟海|hào rú yān hǎi

  • December 11, 2020

This quote is from Xi Jinping's 求实 piece on November 30, 2020: 建设中国特色中国风格中国气派的考古学 更好认识源远流长博大精深的中华文明. Meaning: Extensive (describing information, literature, etc.); vast as the…

披荆斩棘 | pī jīng zhǎn jí

  • December 1, 2020

This quote from Xi Jinping is from his speech at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on October 14. Meaning: lit.…

艰苦卓绝 | jiān kǔ zhuó jué

  • December 1, 2020

On September 8, Xi Jinping presided over a ceremony to honor the national resistance against the Covid-19 pandemic in the Great Hall of…

刻舟求剑 | kè zhōu qiú jiàn

  • September 22, 2020

Xi Jinping used this chengyu in an article on improving education in political philosophy on August 31st, 2020. Meaning Lit. a notch on…

食洋不化 | shí yáng bù huà

  • September 9, 2020

Xi Jinping used this chengyu in a speech about the Marxist political economy at the 28th Politburo study session on November 23, 2015. Meaning…

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