Ringing out of the old year and ringing in the new year, new achievements are being made. The New China is magnificent in the development path, making leapfrog progress in the new era. The blueprint of the 19th CPC National Congress is drawn. Throughout 40 years of the Reform and Opening-up, dramatic changes have occurred, just like the life-giving spring breeze. Staff of China Communications Construction dares to be the first and the business of China Communications Construction is developing unstoppable. On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, on behalf of the Party committee and the leading group of the company, we would like to extend our sincere greetings and best wishes for the Chinese New Year to the leaders at all levels and friends from all walks of life who care about and support the reform and development of China Communications Construction, and to all China Communications Construction staff members and their families!
China Communications Construction, having endured untold hardship and suffering, is pioneering and innovating despite the difficulties and obstacles. Its fast development is based on the deep reform, and its industrial vitality is driven by innovation. It assumes the social responsibility with its strong capacity and is commended for its remarkable accomplishment. China Communications Construction stays true to its mission, implements reform, strives for development, and actively responds to the “five questions in the new era”, writing a new chapter of struggling.
In the last year, we undertook the obligation of building a modernized strong country as a major enterprise. Planning according to the general trend of the era and acting following the national strategies, we successfully completed the Hainan project, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and a number of other major projects that could be recorded in the annals. We, by virtue of the whole-industrial-chain advantages, contributed to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei co-development and development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other areas. Seeing as our responsibility, we assisted in the poverty alleviation in the area along Nujiang River in Yunnan and Yengisar County of Xinjiang, really acting as the backbone of the country in key fields and critical moments like “strengthening the country with communications”, “strengthening the country with marine industries” and poverty alleviation.
Over the past year, we managed to drive the high-speed and high-quality company transformation. Guided by the "transformation from undertaker to contractor, investor, developer and integrator” strategy, we finished the quality reform, efficiency reform and motivation reform, rejuvenating the company. The business structure continues to optimize, and the market landscape is gradually improved, driving us to the medium and high end of the industrial chain and value chain. We held the technological innovation conference, leading the upgrading of traditional industries and development of emerging industries with technological innovation. We ranked top among state-owned construction enterprises directly under the central government in international operation index, per capita industrial output, per capita profit and other indicators, got “A” for thirteen consecutive years in operating performance assessment by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, then climbed up to No.91 among the Fortune 500 companies, being the first time to be among the Top 100.
Last year, we created a template for reform of state-owned enterprises following the “seeking excellence” principle. We orderly advanced the top design, specified the strategic positioning, organizational framework, roadmap and schedule, and took a key step in pilot reform of state-owned capital investment company. We set up the professional subgroup, reorganize subsidiaries with market value at or above RMB100 billion, having further improved the “one dominance and multiple supports” reform landscape. Our special reform projects were smoothly advanced, and we finished the assessment tasks from the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council in a successful way. The continuous improvement of the adaptive organizations and of the organizational structure and control mechanism fully demonstrated the new momentum and new results brought by the reform.
Last year, we demonstrated the power of China Communications Construction as a global development contributor on win-win principle. We made dedicated efforts in all fields, advanced and deepened the “Belt and Road” initiative, drove the high-end development with the high-end docking and operation efforts, and provided the “Chinese plan” and made “Chinese voice” heard at a number of key national diplomatic and commercial activities such as the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the first China International Import Expo. We were dedicated to creating bridges for connection, roads for income increase, ports for development and cities of happiness. The China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, the PNG’s Independence Boulevard and other landmark exemplary projects were completed and accepted, facilitating the world communications and local economic and social development. We had been the number one among the global largest international contractors for 12 consecutive years, building up the fame of "Chinese roads”, “Chinese bridges”, “Chinese ports”, “Chinese islands”, “Chinese towns” and “Chinese equipment”, having re-defined the meaning of Chinese infrastructure.
Last year, upholding the firm belief, we promoted the “seeing Party self-governance exercised fully and with rigor” efforts, the practice of China Communications Construction. We stuck to laying equal stress on ideological building of CPC and system-based Party improvement, on strict management of “key minorities” and leading “absolute majorities”, on broadening the organizational covering power and development driving force, and on problem-orientation and responsibility undertaking, to be truly tight and strict on Party governance and management. As a result, the leadership of the Party was strengthened, the characteristic Party improvement further stood out, Party cadres management were more scientific, the practices of the Party and enterprises more transparent, and the joint development forces further gathered. Designated as the liaison point for Party improvement assignment for state-owned enterprises, we are carefully playing the leading and pioneering roles.
Looking backwards is to remember the history. Last year, we were both struggling ahead and cheering for accomplishments. We never stop or suspend. We keep running for dream, and keep struggling, to pay our tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Reform and Opening-Up with a satisfying outcome.
Looking forwards is to start all over again. The new year is the 70th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China. Historical process and times change promote each other, and the national development keeps abreast of enterprise progress. Our burden is heavy, but is a great honor. Forty years of ups and downs and seventy years of standing out, let’s usher in the new era with unremitting reform spirit, create new glory with indomitable struggling efforts, create new motivation with belief, faith and confidence, and accumulate strength for the Party improvement, all-round reform and high-quality development of the company, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China with our outstanding achievements.
When embarking on the new journey, let’s consolidate our belief in Marxism and carry forward the guidance of the People's Republic of China from the past 70 years with excellent Party improvement efforts. Great exploits are based on great ambition. We will continue with the past and open up the future. In the face of new challenges, we would, while maintaining our ambition and practice, keep uphold the great banner of Marxism and arm ourselves with the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, treating it as a practice guidance and work motivation. Under the general guidance of political development of Party, we will keep consolidating our consciousness in thought and action in terms of “two ‘maintenance’s”, adhere to the “two ‘one unity pervading all things’s”, give full play to the leading role of the Party committee in controlling the direction, managing the general situation and ensuring the implementation, to drive the consolidation of Party leadership and improving the enterprise governance. Grasping the chance of liaison point for state-owned enterprises’ Party improvement, we will fully strengthen and improve the Party improvement efforts of us, and embark on the new journey of being the demonstration enterprise for state-owned enterprises’ Party improvement, to drive and lead our development to a globally competitive and world top enterprise with the first-class Party improvement efforts.
When embarking on the new journey, let’s consolidate our belief in socialism with Chinese characteristics, to deepen the spirit of Reform and Opening-up and transformation throughout the 70 years of People's Republic of China. Our reform and opening-up steps wouldn’t stop. Facing the new missions and new opportunities, we should respond to the changes with kindness and bravery, holding the banner of Reform and Opening-up higher and firmer, to be a model in deepening reform, opening-up and development in an all-round way. With creating the “industrial investment holding platforms for infrastructure and modern comprehensive transportation” as the core, we will accelerate the group development, and bear important missions like industry cultivation, integration and upgrading. Based on the “one dominance and multiple supports”, we are to generally drive the implementation of reform by professional child groups, release the mechanism vitality, and share the reform benefits. We are to drive the implementation of the "transformation from undertaker to contractor, investor, developer and integrator” strategy and improve the industrial chain, value chain and innovation chain with global allocation, to offer our plan for creating the “community with shared future for mankind” and contribute to the global governance.
When embarking on the new journey, let’s consolidate our belief in realizing the Chinese dream of the great renewal of the Chinese nation, to compose a song of praise for the 70 years of New China with our high-quality development. Great achievements are based on great ambition and efforts. Facing the new missions and new journey, we should be confident that we are always in the front line of the times, to inaugurate a new development landscape of the company with the bravery to chase the dream and serve the new era. Led by the strategy upgrading, dominated by resources allocation and driven by the integrated innovation, we are to keep driving the quality reform, motivation reform and efficiency reform, to create a development landscape where balance is stricken among quality, efficiency and scale. Led by the “five 'strenthen’s”, we are to consolidate the “three ‘foundation’s” project, intensify the “three ‘complete’s” management, drive the “Four Modernizations”, and consolidate the internal strength to lift the efficiency, benefit and quality of the scientific enterprise management in an all-round way. We are to be the model in driving the high-quality national economic development, demonstrate our responsibility in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and input our motivation to the sustainable and healthy national economic development.
Those who work hard have their courage, and those who struggle have their ambition. To greet the new year, let’s join hands, uniting under the Party Central Committee with comrade Xi Jinping as the core, to co-work for creating a world top enterprise with global competitiveness and the happiness and renewal of Chinese nation. Let’s overcome all obstacles and start all over again to take the “key step” to the thousand-year dream of Chinese nation!