Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers a New Year's address via state broadcasters in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 31, 2012. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Chinese President Hu Jintao delivered a New Year's address via state broadcasters Monday.
While addressing domestic and overseas audiences, he said China will forge ahead with reform and opening up as well as its drive for modernization in 2013.
He said the country aims to make a "good start" in the new year in achieving development goals outlined during the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
He said 2012 carried high and profound significance in the overall course of China's development.
The 18th CPC National Congress and the first plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee held in November outlined a blueprint for China to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society and deepen reform and opening up, Hu said.
The events also featured a smooth change of the central leadership of the CPC, he said.
Under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping as General Secretary, Chinese people are forging ahead towards completing the building of a moderately prosperous society, he added.
He said China will continue to transform its economic development pattern as well as pursue progress while ensuring stability.