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Speech by Xi Jinping at the Opening Ceremony of the 10th National Congress of the Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the 9th National Congress of the Chinese Writers' Association

The 10th National Congress of the Chinese Federation of Literary and Artistic Circles and the 9th National Congress of the Chinese Writers Association are grand events in China's literary and artistic circles. Firstly, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, I would like to extend warm congratulations to the convening of the conference! Sincere greetings to all representatives and, through you, to the literary and artistic workers throughout the country!


Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 10th National Congress of the Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the 9th National Congress of the Chinese Writers' Association

(November 30, 2016)

Xi Jinping

Dear delegates, comrades, and friends

The 10th National Congress of the Chinese Federation of Literary and Artistic Circles and the 9th National Congress of the Chinese Writers Association are grand events in China's literary and artistic circles. Firstly, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, I would like to extend warm congratulations to the convening of the conference! Sincere greetings to all representatives and, through you, to the literary and artistic workers throughout the country!

The Party has always attached great importance to literary and artistic work, because the literary and artistic cause is an important cause of the Party and the people, and the literary and artistic front is an important front of the Party and the people. In various historical periods of revolution, construction, and reform, literary and artistic workers have responded to the call of the Party, adhered to the direction of serving the people and socialism, and adhered to the policy of letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend. They have created a large number of excellent works that are well-known and deeply rooted in the people's hearts, promoting the Chinese spirit, consolidating Chinese strength, and uniting our Party to lead the people to achieve national independence, people's liberation, and national prosperity and strength The people's happiness has made a very important contribution.

In October 2014, we held a symposium on literary and artistic work, and I had in-depth exchanges with comrades in the literary and artistic field, further clarifying the direction and tasks for the prosperous development of socialist literature and art in the new situation. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, literary and artistic workers have actively devoted themselves to the hot practice of achieving the "Two Centenary Goals" and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, serving the people wholeheartedly, creating high-quality works, warmly praising the tenacious struggle of people of all ethnic groups in the country to pursue their dreams and fulfill their dreams, promoting lofty ideals and heroic spirit, and playing the voice of the times, patriotism, and the people. Especially in a series of major events organized by the Party and the state, in cultural services aimed at grassroots and the masses, and in cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries, the vast number of literary and artistic workers have bravely taken on the big beam, disregarded fame and fortune, and rushed around the clock, demonstrating a high spirit and superb artistic level. With the hard work of a large number of literary and artistic workers, a new atmosphere and new outlook have emerged in China's literary and artistic community. Literature, drama, film, television, music, dance, art, photography, calligraphy, quyi, acrobatics, folk art, literary criticism, mass art, and art education have all achieved fruitful results. The main theme is louder and the positive energy is stronger, providing rich spiritual food for the people and showcasing the charm of Chinese culture to the world.

Practice has fully proven that literary and artistic workers hold the hearts of the Chinese people, respond to the call of the times, and pursue artistic ideals. They are a team with wisdom, talent, courage to take on responsibilities, innovation, and reliability. Thank you to the Party and the people!

Dear delegates! Comrades and friends!

Realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is the greatest dream of the Chinese nation since modern times, and it is also the historical mission of our generation. The world is currently in a period of great development, transformation, and adjustment, and contemporary China is vigorously advancing along the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics. This is an era of ups and downs, as well as an era where heroes emerge in large numbers. Under the leadership of the CPC, there is the spirit of Chinese people's unity and self-improvement, the courage of Chinese people to innovate, create, and forge ahead, and the perseverance of Chinese people to work hard and tenaciously. The Chinese nation has come to today step by step through hardships and twists, and will surely stride forward to tomorrow in glory and struggle. The ship of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will be able to cut waves and sail to the shining shore.

To achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, it requires the great development of both material civilization and spiritual civilization. As early as the revolutionary war era, Comrade Mao Zedong repeatedly emphasized the need to build a national, scientific, and popular new culture of the Chinese nation. In 1940, he said, "We not only want to transform a China that is politically oppressed and economically exploited into a China that is politically free and economically prosperous, but also a China that is ignorant and backward due to the rule of the old culture into a China that is civilized and advanced due to the rule of the new culture, Comrade Deng Xiaoping delivered a speech at the Fourth Congress of Chinese Literary and Artistic Workers, emphasizing that "while building a high level of material civilization, we should improve the scientific and cultural level of the entire nation, develop a noble and colorful cultural life, and build a high level of socialist spiritual civilization." He also emphasized the need to vigorously promote the noble spirit formed by the Party and the people in long-term practice, Advocate loudly and lead by example to promote these spirits among all the people and young people, making them the main pillar of the spiritual civilization of the People's Republic of China. They are yearned for by all people in the world who demand revolution and progress, and are also envied by many people in the world who are spiritually empty and mentally depressed.

The continuous development, setbacks, and rebirth of the Chinese nation are inseparable from the strong support of Chinese culture. The unique concept, wisdom, magnanimity, and charm of Chinese culture have added confidence and pride to the hearts of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation. The excellent traditional Chinese culture nurtured in the development of over 5000 years of civilization, the revolutionary culture and socialist advanced culture nurtured in the great struggle between the Party and the people, accumulate the deepest spiritual pursuit of the Chinese nation and represent the unique spiritual identity of the Chinese nation. We must vigorously promote the national spirit centered on patriotism and the spirit of the times centered on reform and innovation, vigorously promote the excellent traditional Chinese culture, vigorously develop advanced socialist culture, and continuously enhance the spiritual strength of the entire Party and people of all ethnic groups in the country.

Dear delegates! Comrades and friends!

The cultural heritage is linked to the national heritage, and the cultural heritage is connected to the national heritage. Realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is a great cause that shakes the past and changes the present. It requires a great spirit of perseverance and inspiring works. Mr. Lu Xun once said in 1925, "Literature and art are the flames of the national spirit, and also the lights guiding the future of the national spirit." Literary and artistic workers should adhere to the creative direction of putting the people at the center, serving the people and socialism, adhering to the principle of letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend, adhering to creative transformation and innovative development, holding high the torch of the national spirit, and sounding the horn for the advancement of the times, Integrating artistic ideals into the cause of the Party and the people, achieving a sense of righteousness in our hearts, a sense of responsibility on our shoulders, and a sense of the universe in our writing. We will launch more excellent works that reflect the voice of the times, showcase the struggle of the people, inspire national spirit, and cultivate noble sentiments, showcasing a brighter future for our people and depicting a brighter future for our nation.

Here, I would like to offer some hope to everyone.

Firstly, I hope everyone can strengthen their cultural confidence and use literature and art to inspire the national spirit. To achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, we must firmly establish confidence in the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, theory, system, and culture. To create excellent works with distinct national characteristics and personality, it is necessary to have a profound understanding of the vast and profound Chinese culture, and also to have a high level of cultural confidence. The majority of writers and artists should be good at extracting essence from the treasure house of Chinese culture, drawing energy, maintaining a high degree of confidence in their own cultural ideals and cultural values, maintaining a high degree of confidence in their own cultural vitality and creativity, and making their works become the spiritual force that inspires the Chinese people and the Chinese nation to move forward.

Culture is the soul of a country or a nation. History and reality both indicate that a nation that has abandoned or betrayed its own historical culture is not only impossible to develop, but also likely to stage historical tragedies. Cultural confidence is a more fundamental, extensive, and profound confidence, a more fundamental, profound, and enduring force. Strengthening cultural confidence is a major issue related to the rise and fall of national fortune, cultural security, and the independence of national spirit. Without cultural confidence, it is impossible to write works with backbone, personality, and brilliance.

Throughout history, all ethnic groups in the world have been deeply influenced by the literary and artistic masterpieces and masters they have produced at various stages of historical development. The spirit of the Chinese nation is reflected not only in the struggle and achievements of the Chinese people, but also in the spiritual life and world of the Chinese people, as well as in all the excellent works produced by the Chinese nation for thousands of years, and in the outstanding creative activities of all Chinese writers and artists.

In every historical period, the Chinese nation has left behind countless immortal works. From the Book of Songs, Chu Ci, Han Fu, to Tang poetry, Song Ci, Yuan Qu, Ming and Qing novels, they have jointly created a brilliant galaxy of Chinese literary and artistic history. The literary and artistic creativity of the Chinese nation is so strong, and the achievements of creation are so brilliant. The Chinese nation has a cultural confidence in itself, and we should feel extremely proud and confident about it.

Each era has its own literature and art, and each era has its own spirit. The classic literary and artistic works of any era are a reflection of the social life and spirit of that era, and all bear the imprint and characteristics of that era. Only by closely maintaining and sharing weal and woe with the country and nation can the literature and art of any era make a deafening sound. Reflecting on the times is the mission of literary and artistic workers. Literary and artistic workers should grasp the pulse of the times, undertake the mission of the times, listen to the voices of the times, and have the courage to answer the questions of the times.

Throughout history, both in China and abroad, literature and art have followed a rule: to rise with the times, to take advantage of the situation, to move with the times, and to resonate with the times. At every major historical juncture in human development, literature and art can be the precursor of the times, the pioneer of society, and the pioneer of wisdom, becoming the precursor of changes in the times and society. Leaving the hot social practice and standing alone and murmuring outside the grand theme of the times, one can only be eliminated by the times.

For literature and art, ideas and values are the soul, and all forms of expression are carriers for expressing certain ideas and values. Without certain ideas and values, even the most diverse forms of expression are pale and powerless. The nature of literature and art determines that it must take reflecting the spirit of the times as its sacred mission. The core socialist values are the concentrated embodiment of contemporary Chinese spirit and the ideological and moral foundation for consolidating Chinese strength. Literary and artistic workers should regard cultivating and promoting socialist core values as their fundamental task, and firmly use the unique thoughts, emotions, and aesthetics of the Chinese people to create excellent works of this era with distinct Chinese style.

The motherland is the most solid reliance of the people, and heroes are the brightest coordinates of the nation. Singing of the motherland and praising heroes have always been the eternal themes and most touching chapters in literary and artistic creation. We must uphold the main theme of patriotism, decorate the beautiful rivers and mountains of our motherland with vivid literary language and dazzling artistic images, depict the outstanding charm of the Chinese nation, and inspire every Chinese person's sense of national pride and honor. We should hold high respect for the heroes of the Chinese nation, record and shape them in a vivid and vivid manner, so that they can be spread in literary and artistic works, guide the people to establish a correct view of history, ethnicity, country, and culture, and never do anything that desecrates our ancestors, classics, or heroes. To express the vigorous practice of reform and opening up and socialist modernization construction, to express the colorful, progressive, and united China, and to inspire the people of all ethnic groups in the country to move towards the future with vigor and vitality.

Strengthening cultural confidence is inseparable from the understanding and application of the history of the Chinese nation. History is a mirror, from which we can better see the world, understand life, and understand ourselves; History is also a wise person. By engaging in dialogue with history, we can better understand the past, grasp the present, and face the future. Observing the past and present in an instant, caressing the four seas in an instant. Without a sense of history, it is difficult for writers and artists to have rich inspiration and profound ideas. Writers and artists must have historical knowledge, talent, and moral character to combine historical materials for artistic reproduction.

History provides infinite nourishment and imagination space for writers and artists, but writers and artists cannot use unfounded imagination to describe history, let alone make it meaningless. Writers and artists cannot completely restore the truth of history, but they have a responsibility to tell people the true history and the most valuable things in history. A work that mocks history is not only disrespectful of history, but also disrespectful of one's own creation, and will eventually be mocked by history. Only by establishing a correct view of history, respecting history, and presenting an artistic history according to the laws of art, can it withstand the test of history, stand up to the present and pass on to future generations.

Chinese culture is both historical and contemporary, both national and global. Only by taking root in this land born and raised in Sri Lanka, can literature and art catch up with the local atmosphere, increase confidence, and infuse vitality, and stand firm in the global cultural turmoil. As the saying goes, "Those who fall in reality think of their trees, while those who drink their flow cherish their roots. We must adhere to not forgetting the original, absorbing foreign elements, and facing the future, transforming through inheritance, surpassing through learning, and creating more excellent works that reflect the essence of Chinese culture, reflect the aesthetic pursuit of Chinese people, disseminate contemporary Chinese values, and conform to the trend of world progress. Let China's literature and art stand tall with distinct Chinese characteristics, Chinese style, and Chinese style.

Secondly, we hope that everyone will persist in serving the people and sing praises to them through active literature and art. The people are the creators of history and the sculptors of the times. The artistic life of all outstanding literary and artistic workers originates from the people, and all outstanding literary and artistic creations are for the people. Literary and artistic workers should adhere to a strong spirit of realism and romanticism, observe the lives, destinies, and emotions of the people, express their wishes, emotions, and voices, and aspire to create high-quality works that have been passed down among the people for a long time.

The people need art, and art needs the people even more. Marx said, "The people have always been the only judges of whether writers are 'qualified' or 'not qualified'." It is incorrect to think that the people do not understand literature and art, that the masses are 'inferior', and that creating for the masses is not up to par. There are one hundred or one thousand methods of literary and artistic creation, but the most fundamental one is to root in the people. Only by always being with the people can the tree of art remain evergreen.

To serve the people, literature and art must actively reflect their daily lives. Today, on the land of over 9.6 million square kilometers in our country, more than 1.3 billion people are performing magnificent live dramas. The country is thriving, families are sour and bitter, and the people are happy and sad, creating a colorful scene of life. It is full of touching stories, filled with passionate movements, and showcasing colorful scenes. The vast number of literary and artistic workers have great potential and will definitely achieve great results.

Our literature and art should reflect not only the great practices of people's production and life, but also the true emotions and emotions of the people, so that the people can experience the true feelings and essence of the world from the people and things around them, and feel the great love and avenue of the world. Locked in an ivory tower, there will be no lasting artistic inspiration or creative passion. Without the people, literature and art will become rootless duckweed, diseaseless moans, and soulless bodies. All aspiring and pursuing literary and artistic workers should follow the footsteps of the people, step out of every inch of the world, read the vast world, and let their hearts forever beat with the hearts of the people.

The people are not abstract symbols, but a collection of concrete individuals, each with flesh and blood, emotions, love and hate, dreams, and inner conflicts and sorrows. Real characters are diverse and diverse. It is necessary to understand various characters with heart and emotion, draw nourishment from people's practice and colorful life, continuously accumulate life and art, and continuously discover and create beauty.

The height reached by typical characters is not only the height of literary works, but also the artistic height of the times. Only by creating typical characters can literary works have appeal, appeal, and vitality. Literary and artistic workers should always keep the warmth and happiness of the people in their hearts, pour the joys, sorrows, and joys of the people into their writing, praise the struggle of life, and depict the most beautiful characters.

Entering life and being close to the people is the basic attitude of artistic creation; Extracting life from a higher standard than life is a fundamental ability in artistic creation. Literary and artistic workers should have both such attitudes and abilities. Literature and art reflect society, not by abstracting it through concepts, but by artistic reproduction through words, colors, sounds, emotions, plots, images, etc. Therefore, the colors of society should be as colorful as the colors of literary works; How rich the social context is, how rich the context of literary works should be; How honest the charm of society is, how honest the charm of literary works should be.

It is the pursuit of literary and artistic workers to reveal the fate of humanity and the future of the nation, as cultural changes are influenced by the world, and the rise and fall are determined by the timing. A great work must have the deepest grasp of the fate of an individual, a nation, or a country. In the past 40 years of reform and opening up, the struggle led by our Party and the people has led to a comprehensive transformation of our society, which is unprecedented in the history of the development of the Chinese nation and unparalleled in the history of human development. Faced with such epic changes, we have a responsibility to write a new epic of the Chinese nation. Epic is created by the people. No matter how grand the creation or high the pursuit of ideas, it must start from the most real life, discover greatness from the ordinary, discover sublimity from the simple, and thus deeply extract life, vividly express life, and fully display life.

Historical changes are so profound, social progress is so enormous, and people's spiritual world is so active, providing endless mineral resources for the development of literature and art. Society is a big book, and only by truly understanding and thoroughly reading this big book can excellent works be created. Understanding and understanding society determines the breadth of artistic creation's perspective, spiritual strength, and ideological depth. Literary and artistic workers should strive to attend the great school of society, read the great book of society, and create excellent works that have both a rich life and a high artistic level.

Literature and art should reflect life, but they cannot mechanically reflect life. Mao Dun once said, "Literary and artistic works are not only a mirror - reflecting life, but also an axe - creating life." In life, there cannot be only pride without melancholy, only happiness without misfortune, and only comedy without tragedy. There is always a gap between life and ideals, and there are always unsatisfactory places in real life. Literary and artistic workers should make judgments on life materials, promote positive energy, use the power of literature and art to warm, inspire, and inspire people, guide people to improve their ideological understanding, cultural cultivation, aesthetic standards, and moral standards, and inspire people to maintain a positive and upward optimistic attitude and spirit of progress.

The purpose of literary and artistic creation is to guide people to find the source of thought, power, and happiness. Clear springs are always more worth having than mud, and light is always more worth praising than darkness. Literary and artistic workers should improve their ability to read and live, be good at discovering beauty and goodness in the shadows, and look for light in the shadows. They should not be observers wandering on the edges, complainers mocking society, and pessimists moaning without illness. They should not indulge in Lu Xun's criticism of "chewing on the small joys and sorrows around them, and only see these small joys and sorrows for the whole world". We should use works with strength, morality, and warmth to inspire people not to be discouraged in the face of darkness, not to bow their heads in the face of difficulties, and to illuminate life with the light of reason, justice, and kindness. We should persist in using light to dispel darkness, using truth, goodness, and beauty to overcome false, evil, and ugly phenomena that the people deeply detest, such as negative corruption and ugliness, so that people can see beauty, hope, and dreams ahead.

Thirdly, we hope that everyone has the courage to innovate and create, and use exquisite art to promote cultural innovation and development. Excellent works reflect the ability and level of cultural innovation and creation of a country or a nation. Literary and artistic workers should regard the creation and production of excellent works as the central link, continuously promote literary and artistic innovation, improve the quality of literary and artistic creation, and strive to create cultural masterpieces for the people and contribute immortal works to humanity.

Contemporary China is undergoing the most extensive and profound social transformation in its history, and is also undergoing the most grand and unique practical innovation in human history. This great practice will undoubtedly provide strong impetus and vast space for cultural innovation and creation. Literary and artistic workers should strive to create excellent works that match our ancient civilization and our thriving country. The Chinese people will not only contribute new development models and paths to humanity, but also contribute their achievements in cultural innovation and creation to the world.

Chinese culture continues the spiritual bloodline of our country and nation, requiring both inheritance and protection from generation to generation, as well as keeping up with the times and bringing forth new ideas. We need to strengthen the exploration and elucidation of the excellent traditional Chinese culture, so that the most basic cultural genes of the Chinese nation are adapted to contemporary Chinese culture and coordinated with modern society. We should promote the cultural spirit that transcends time and space, transcends national borders, is full of eternal charm, and has contemporary value, activate its internal strong vitality, and let Chinese culture, along with the colorful cultures created by people from various countries, provide correct spiritual guidance for humanity.

Innovation is the life of literature and art. We should integrate the spirit of innovation throughout the entire process of literary and artistic creation, boldly explore, forge ahead, work hard to improve originality, expand themes, content, forms, and techniques, promote the combination of concepts and methods, the integration of content and forms, and the reflection of various artistic and technical elements, making works more exciting and fascinating. We should strive to enhance the spiritual height, cultural connotation, and artistic value of our works, with a broader and more profound vision, focusing on the advanced aspects of humanity, exploring the deepest depths of the human spiritual world, and facing the current survival reality of the Chinese people, creating rich and diverse Chinese stories, images, and melodies, contributing special sounds and colors to the world, and showcasing special poetry and artistic conception.

Keeping up with the times and constantly striving for self-improvement is a distinct endowment of the Chinese nation and a powerful driving force for the continuous prosperity and development of China's literature and art. Our country's literature and art not only needs to grow in size, but also needs to create a benchmark of quality. The value of innovation lies in being unique and unconventional, but blindly pursuing novelty and quirkiness cannot become a top-notch product, and is likely to become a low-end product. To overcome the stubborn disease of impatience, we must resist the rush for quick success and rough production, and create more high-quality and tasteful works with a focused attitude, dedicated spirit, and down-to-earth efforts.

Fourthly, we hope that everyone will adhere to their artistic ideals and lead social trends with noble literature and art. Literature and art are the engineering that casts the soul, shouldering the responsibility of educating people through culture and literature. We should use unique ideas to enlighten and moisten the soul of people with silent art, and convey the values of being good and upward. Literary and artistic workers should be pursuers and disseminators of truth, goodness, and beauty, integrating noble values and beautiful emotions into their works, guiding people to gather towards noble morality, and not letting cheap laughter, bottomless entertainment, and unregulated garbage submerge our lives.

Great literature and art showcase great souls, and great literature and art come from great souls. Goethe once said, "If you want to write a magnificent style, you must first have a magnificent personality." All artistic creation is the interaction between the subjective and objective worlds of people, reflecting the essence of life in the form of art, extracting the truth, goodness, and beauty contained in life, thereby giving people aesthetic enjoyment, ideological enlightenment, and spiritual shock. Only by embracing the times with a broad mind, observing reality with profound eyes, experiencing life with sincere emotions, and capturing the beauty of the world with artistic inspiration, can great works be created. Although creation cannot be without artistic literacy and skills, the ultimate determinant of the weight of a work is the attitude of the creator. Specifically, it refers to the attitude of the creator towards grasping the creative object, refining the creative theme, and presenting the work to society and the people.

The reason why classics can become classics inevitably contains meaningful beauty, eternal emotions, and vast energy. Classics, through themes, character shaping, emotional construction, artistic conception creation, language rhetoric, etc., contain a profound and flowing spiritual world and a vivid and rich authentic life, containing the connotations of history, culture, and human nature. They possess the penetrating power of thought, aesthetic insight, and creative form, making them timeless works.

Literature and art should shape people's hearts, and creators should first shape themselves. Cultivating morality and cultivating skills are inseparable. Those who are not virtuous cannot be distant, and those who are not virtuous cannot have broad views. The majority of literary and artistic workers should regard the pursuit of morality and art as their lifelong task, unify their behavior, work, and career, strengthen ideological accumulation, knowledge reserves, and artistic training, improve their learning, cultivation, and strive to pursue true talent, good moral conduct, and high taste, and achieve a harmonious relationship between morality and art. We must consciously resist the erroneous tendency of distinguishing right from wrong and reversing black and white, consciously abandon vulgar, vulgar, and vulgar tastes, and consciously oppose the decadent ideas of materialism, hedonism, and extreme individualism.

Literary and artistic creation is a difficult and creative labor that requires no falsehood. Those literary and artistic masterpieces that can be called out loud, spread widely, and retained are those that are far from impetuous and do not seek utility, and are all created with great effort. The ancients of our country said, "To recite the word 'An', to twist and break a few stems and whiskers." "Two sentences come in three years, and to recite and shed two tears." Lu Yao's tombstone reads, "Labor like an ox, dedicate like the earth." Tolstoy also said: If someone told me that I could write a novel and use it to unquestionably determine a view that I believe is correct on all social issues, then I wouldn't need two hours of labor for such a novel. But if they told me that children today will still read what I have written in twenty or ten years, cry for it, laugh for it, and love life, then I will dedicate my whole life to such a novel A lifetime and all strength Literary and artistic workers must have the artistic determination to sit on a bench for ten years cold, and the persistent pursuit of "never surprising but never ending", in order to produce outstanding works, passed down works, and immortal works. We should follow the principles of speaking as a scholar and behaving in a worldly manner, bear in mind cultural and social responsibilities, correctly grasp the relationship between artistic personality and social morality, always prioritize social benefits, and seriously consider the social effects of the work. We should cherish our social image, endure loneliness and maintain our composure in the face of the market economy trend, not waver for temporary gain or be impatient for temporary reputation. We should not be the slaves of the market, and dare to say "no" to boastful and extravagant people, to vulgar and vulgar hype, and to unscrupulous and unscrupulous behavior. To win respect through profound cultural cultivation, noble personality charm, and works with both literary and aesthetic qualities, become a practitioner of advanced culture and a leader of social trends, and achieve oneself and realize value by speaking up for the motherland and the people.

Dear delegates! Comrades and friends!

People are the most crucial factor in career development. The literary and artistic world is a place where ideas are active and creativity is abundant, with numerous scholars and talented individuals. To achieve prosperity and development in China's literary and artistic industry, it is necessary to cultivate, discover, cherish, and gather talents. The China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the China Writers' Association are the bridge and link between the Party and the government to connect with the vast number of literary and artistic workers, and have important responsibilities in uniting literary and artistic workers. Over the years, the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the China Writers' Association have carried out many effective work. Wherever there are literary and artistic workers, the work of the Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Writers' Associations must be done, and the role of people's organizations in the literary and artistic field must be played well.

In the new situation, the Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Writers' Associations need to deepen reform, tilt their work towards the grassroots level, expand their services to the widest range of literary and artistic workers, change the tendency towards institutionalization and administration, and continuously enhance organizational vitality. We should strengthen leadership, highlight the political, progressiveness and mass character, unite and lead the vast number of literary and art workers to practice the core socialist values, and constantly enhance the centripetal force of the organization. We need to strengthen communication, extend our work arm, strengthen the unity and guidance of new literary and artistic organizations and groups, bring together thousands of literary and artistic practitioners and enthusiasts, and continuously enhance the attractiveness of the organization. To enhance skills, strengthen capacity building, strengthen industry services, industry management, and industry self-discipline, play a leading role in industry construction, and continuously enhance industry influence. We need to strengthen communication, treat people with kindness, help them with sincerity, do more things that inspire and warm people's hearts, become good partners in the career of literary and artistic workers, true friends in life, become a warm home for literary and artistic workers, mobilize the power of the literary and artistic front, stimulate the creative energy hidden in the people, and promote the prosperity of the literary and artistic industry.

Strengthening and improving the Party's leadership over literary and artistic work is the fundamental guarantee for the prosperity and development of the literary and artistic cause. Party committees at all levels should attach great importance to literary and artistic work, fully recognize the important role of the Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the Writers' Association, guide and promote the deepening of reform and development of the cause, and increase policy support and guarantee efforts. We should lead the literary and artistic cause in a way that conforms to the laws of literature and art, fully promote academic and artistic democracy, and protect the enthusiasm and creativity of literary and artistic workers. In accordance with the requirements of comprehensive and strict governance of the Party, we must strengthen the construction of the Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the Writers' Association, strengthen the construction of the Party in literary and artistic units, select and strengthen the leadership team of literary and artistic units, and assign cadres who are politically minded, understand business, capable of doing things, and willing to serve to leadership positions in literary and artistic work. We need to strengthen and improve the work of literary theory and criticism, praise the good and belittle the bad, promote the negative, and more effectively guide creativity, promote high-quality works, improve aesthetics, and lead fashion. To achieve full political trust, proactive guidance in ideology, creation of conditions in work, and care and care in daily life, we should do more practical, good, and problem-solving work for literary and artistic workers, and create a favorable environment for talent and high-quality products. We should attach importance to and strengthen art education, and improve the artistic literacy of the people.

Dear delegates! Comrades and friends!

Literary and artistic works are not products of mysterious inspiration. Their artistic, ideological, and value orientation are always reflected through the grasp of writers and artists in various aspects such as history, era, society, life, and characters. Facing the tree of life, we should not only jump and chirp like birds on every branch, but also soar and overlook from high altitude like eagles. There are many vivid stories in China, and the key is to have the ability to tell them well; China has many epic practices, and the key is to have the ambition to create epics. I believe that Chinese writers and artists of our time not only have such ambition, but also have such ability to create excellent works that are worthy of our great era, our great country, and our great nation.

The great times call for great writers and artists. Literary and artistic workers should bear in mind their mission and responsibilities, never forget their original aspirations, continue to move forward, and work together with the Party and the people to build the literary peak of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

Finally, I wish the conference a complete success!

(Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 30th)

People's Daily (December 1st, 2016, 2nd edition)