The Year of the Ox off to great start, sets tone for outstanding performance in landmark CPC centennial
Published: Feb 13, 2021 03:13 PM

Citizens visit a Spring Festival fair in Qian'an, north China's Hebei Province, Feb 8, 2021.Photo:Xinhua

Staying put to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, I'm pleasantly surprised that it is bustling with noise and excitement everywhere: Box-office records were set on the first day, tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and Fragrant Hills Park were packed to their full capacity, and express delivery volume across the country was twice that of the normal time. Consumption can hardly be held back during this grand Chinese festival. No wonder the world is so envious. Across the Pacific Ocean, the US has seen more than 100,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and at least 3, 000 new deaths in the most recent day. Meanwhile, China has got back to zero new confirmed cases.

The Chinese Year of the Ox is off to a great start, let's say just that. At this rate, the growth rate of China's economy in the first quarter of 2021 will surely be the best compared with other major economies. It is an interesting fact that the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) comes in the Year of the Ox. It is simple. If China can do a great job this year and take another big step forward, it will be like an exclamation mark stamped on the grade report of the CPC for its achievements in the past several decades. 

Who is the CPC? Outstanding performance will speak for itself.