This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Under the leadership of the CPC, China has witnessed dramatic changes over the years. So what can people expect in the future? We asked Chinese citizens from diverse backgrounds to find out.
Wang Yan, a music teacher, said: "As a music teacher, I hope the country will invest more in artistic education. The students will get to better understand the beauty of art, and enhance their artistic accomplishments."
Zheng Xiaoqing, from an IT company, shared her view as well.
"I hope our country will see a big leap in technological development. We can research and produce more high-tech products at a world leading level."
Zhao Qingwei, with an insurance company, focuses more on the financial sector.
"I believe China's financial market will be more robust. It will be more open to foreign banks and insurance companies."
Liu Yun, a young waiter, said, "I moved to Beijing to work. Despite the COVID-19 epidemic, I hope the country's economy will continuously boost, and ordinary people will have better lives here."
Wen Zhi, a financial company employee, talked about China's position on the international platform.
"I'm very confident about the country's future. I think China should just follow its own path with calmness and confidence, to become the best version of ourselves. Nothing external can disrupt us."
Sun Li, a retiree from Dalian, a coastal city in northeastern China, has come to Beijing to take care of her grandson. "I'm quite delighted and proud to be Chinese, as I saw the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship mission is operating successfully. The CPC leaders are down to earth. I'm very satisfied with their work, and optimistic about the future."