Sound Bite: How people see Hu's speech

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Hu's speech has read the pulse of the people for culture, lifestyle and discipline. He has signaled how the CPC will respect and promote aspirations and interests of the Chinese people. It has ended the misery of Chinese people, and given them self-respect, dignity and prosperity.

Masood Khan
Pakistan ambassador to China

General Secretary Hu was correct in avoiding a boastful approach toward the many achievements of the CPC. Instead, like a wise parent, he focused on the problem areas, such as corruption and an elitist mindset among some cadres.

Madhav Nalapat
UNESCO Peace Chair and professor of geopolitics at Manipal University in India 

It (the achievement) is not only about development and modernization, it is also about participation in world affairs. China is getting involved with more and more international issues. China is particularly important for promoting peace and stability in the world.

Munshi Faiz Ahmad
Bangladesh ambassador to China

What I've certainly been struck by is that people seem extremely happy. There's order and discipline, but there's also an underlying happiness that certainly doesn't exist in the UK. I think this is because the government continuously promotes growth.

John Williams
director of the Shanghai branch of a United Kingdom-based construction company

China is having a growing importance in the world. It is developing so quickly ... When you are interested in fulfilling your own responsibility in your work, you will come here. I wanted to come to China because I can understand it better only if I am here, and I will be more confident in the Chinese government.

Laura Montagnier
a French student in Beijing

Under Hu's leadership, China has attained the position of the world's second largest economy. China's communism is not the fossilized version of an outdated philosophy but a pathway that takes people's interest foremost and shows courage to change with the demands of the contemporary dynamics of the Chinese society.

Tarun Vijay, spokesman
Bharatiya Janata Party in India

As someone who has witnessed just a small fraction of the great success of modern China, I am constantly amazed at the rapid development. It's in China's modern history that a path can be traced and as the present and future unfold, history will one day show what a renaissance period these 90 years were.

Tim Lyons
CSR director of AustCham Shanghai

Our life keeps getting better thanks to the Party's opening-up policy, but I think the Party should do more to make it easier for young people to find a job and lower the prices. The Party still has a tough job to do, because there are still a lot of people living in poverty in China's western regions.

Qiu Dongyan
a 23-year-old college student in Shanghai


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