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奔腾不息 | bēn téng bù xī

  • August 9, 2018

In his speech to BRICS leaders in Johannesburg on July 26, Xi Jinping used this suyu to stress the message he was sending…


敲锣打鼓 | qiāo luó dǎ gǔ

  • May 16, 2018

In a speech on May 2 at Peking University, Xi Jinping used this 成语 to tell students that China's development and rejuvenation cannot…


蓄势待发 | xù shì dài fā

  • April 18, 2018

On April 13, Xi Jinping gave a speech in Hainan, congratulating Hainan on the 30-year anniversary of its becoming a province and establishment…

因势利导 | yīn shì lì dǎo

  • November 15, 2017

On Nov. 11, while everyone else in China was online shopping for Singles Day, Xi Jinping was giving a speech at the 25th…


一往无前 | yī wǎng wú qián

  • November 8, 2017

In the same Oct. 31 speech highlighted last week, Xi emphasized that the Party must retain focus on its historical mission, stay connected to…

朝气蓬勃 | zhāo qì ping bó

  • October 24, 2017

In his 19th Party Congress speech, Xi spoke about the importance of strictly governing the Party (从严治党). He used this 成语 to describe…

畅所欲言 | chàng suǒ yù yán

  • October 18, 2017

Xi presided over a forum for leaders from major non-communist parties in Zhongnanhai on Aug. 30. At the forum, Xi introduced a draft report…

大显身手 | dà xiǎn shēn shǒu

  • October 11, 2017

Ahead of China's "National Poverty Alleviation Day," Xi stressed that a troop of resolute workers are at the frontlines of the country's war…

头痛医头 | tóu tòng yī tóu

  • October 3, 2017

Xi spoke at the opening ceremony of the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly on Sept. 26 in Beijing. He described international security as a problem interwoven…

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