After 40 years of reform, opening up and development, China is standing in a "new era." The ultimate goal of this period is the "great rejuvenation of the nation," a blueprint set forth by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who plans to push his country forwards in a "new era" during which "no one must be left behind."
In Xi's own words
Socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era.
In this new context, we must get a new look.
And more importantly, make new accomplishments.
In 2018, we will mark the 40th anniversary of the launch of reform and opening-up.
Reform and opening-up is a crucial move that is shaping China's future.
Forty years of reform and opening-up have made it possible for our people to lead decent and even comfortable lives；
We will make determined efforts to comprehensively deepen reform and open China still wider to the world.
We will see that reform and opening-up complement and reinforce each other.
It is my conviction that the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will become a reality in the course of reform and opening-up.