October 1, 2018 marks the 69th birthday of the People’s Republic of China. Each year, as people around the country celebrate the National Day, a deep sense of patriotism emerges from the bottom of heart of every Chinese person, suffusing and pervading their minds and inspiring their infinite love for their motherland.
“Patriotism is always an inspiring main theme and a strong power that encourages people from all ethnic groups in China to seek continuous self-improvement.” Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), expounded on patriotism on many occasions, stressing that we must actively promote patriotic spirit in the effort to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Xi’s patriotic spirit is leading patriotism to become the key to a stronger and more prosperous China.
“No matter how long the shadow of a tree may extend, its root always grows in the soil.” Patriotism is definitely the deepest-rooted and most influential spirit for the Chinese nation. Throughout the millennia-old history of China, patriotism has long served as a spiritual power uniting the Chinese nation together and inspiring generations of Chinese people to constantly strive for the development and prosperity of their motherland.