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President Xi Jinping Appears in Compelling First Official Speech This Year

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BEIJING — In a major address to the Chinese people, President Xi Jinping on Sunday night pledged a vigorous economic growth agenda, while promising Beijing would maintain firm political control over Hong Kong.

Speaking to a national meeting of leaders, China’s one-party rulers set policy for the year ahead in a wide-ranging policy address.

The gathering included Mr. Xi. He gave a report that began with positive and firm language. “With the new year rising, the year is opening,” he began.

But toward the end of the speech, he wrapped up with a pledge to fully enforce political restrictions on Hong Kong. “The authority of the Central Government is the one and only legitimate power that can rule in Hong Kong,” he said.

The speech, which was done in the traditional style of communist tradition, had previously been given by an official, Song Chun. But in Beijing’s latest push to project a sense of confidence, the Chinese government, in the form of Mr. Xi, took it on himself to promote it.

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