Ladies and gentlemen
It’s my honor to stand here. And It’s a real delight to participate in this English speech competition. Today I’d like to talk about China’s reform and opening up from my own perspective.
1978 is a year to be recorded in the history. Standing on the commanding heights of the times, Deng Xiaoping painted an important blueprint. From 1978 to 2018, forty years pass very quickly. China celebrates the 40th Anniversary of reform and opening up in this year. Now China is not only closer but also has more confidence and ability to achieve the goal of the great national rejuvenation than any other period in history. The Chinese nation has made a great leap from standing up to being rich and then to being strong. China is on the way to the world stage.
What is the decisive factor contribute to China’s dramatic changes？It’s reform and opening up. And What enables us to live in peace and contentment and achieve a well-off life after 40 years? It is still reform and opening up.
As a Post-90s youth, so to speak, I haven’t experienced forty years of reform and opening up. But today I am standing here. I want to talk about the impact of reform and opening up on the three stages of my growth.
First. When I was in primary school, I lived in bungalows. I didn’t have much entertainment but watching TV or listening to CDs. Making dumplings on New Year's Day was the happiest time in my family.
Then when I was in high school, I moved into a five-storey apartment. The variety of food became more and more rich. There are more and more Western restaurants around me. Subway，light rail，high-speed rail，aircraft and other means of transportation become an indispensable part of our lives.
Later when I entered university, the impact of information and data on me was even greater. Wechat became almost a necessary mobile software for our online communication. We could buy clothes of different brands all over the world. Vegetables in supermarkets are more popular than meat. Jiaolong submarine breaks the world deep submarine record. Harmony train strides into a new era of high speed. The second aircraft carrier go to sea for test. Shenzhou series spacecraft shows the style of a big country…
History tells us that it was the Committee in 1978 that brought about the spring breeze of reform, opened a new historical period of reform and opening up, and enabled China to enter a fast lane of highspeed forward.
Reform and Opening up emancipate Chinese mind，it brings about rapid economic growth，and makes the Chinese nation stand rock-firm in the family of nations.
I am proud of being a Chinese because I have seen the development of the motherland in the past 40 years. I am proud of being a Chinese because I feel that the motherland is flourishing.
The wheels of history are rolling forward. Recalling the past glorious years, watching the current Chinese children. In the future, there are more forty years, we need to flight, to struggle, to open up; there are more grand blueprints, we need to conceive, to describe, to practice; there are more dreams, we need to look forward to, to pursue, to achieve, let us work together, to open the next splendent forty years even longer. Let us untiringly struggle to realize the Chinese Dream.