BEIJING, Dec. 31 -- The People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), will run an editorial on Wednesday marking the start of the new year.
"Reform will remain the most striking note of the times in 2014," said the editorial, titled "Let today's reform pave way for tomorrow."
The year 2014 marks the beginning of China's great march of comprehensively deepening reform following a key CPC meeting held last November, which put forward a reform blueprint for the country, it said.
The editorial hailed the country's achievements in economic and social development, its efforts in economic restructuring, its space technology breakthrough as indicated by the landing of the Jade Rabbit on the Moon, as well as its brave and decisive move in fighting corruption in 2013.
China is still in the preliminary stage of socialism and will long remain so. Its international status is still not well established and its development environment is not all peaceful, according to the editorial.
In the new year, China should further free the people's minds, free and develop its social productivity, free and enhance its vitality, seize opportunities, break ideological barriers with greater determination, and let more people benefit from the reform and opening up drive, it said.
The editorial calls on the Chinese people to forge ahead in joint efforts in the new year to make new achievements and fight for the realization of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.