|Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his New Year message via state broadcasters in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 31, 2013. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)|
BEIJING, Dec. 31 -- President Xi Jinping expressed his confidence in China's future reforms and extended good wishes to all Chinese in his New Year address Tuesday.
"In 2013, we made an overall arrangement on comprehensively deepening reform, drawing a grand blueprint for the country's future development," Xi said in the address via state broadcasters.
"In 2014, we will make new strides along the path of reform."
The fundamental purpose of the reform is to make the country rich and strong, the society fair and just and people's lives better, he said.
Addressing domestic and overseas audiences, Xi called on the people to fight hard together for this great cause.
"We have made numerous glories in the great cause of reform and opening-up. I firmly believe that new glories will be awaiting the Chinese people," he said.