Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan meets with members of the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 17, 2019. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Vice President Wang Qishan discussed the history, the present and the future of China with members of the advisory board of the elite Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing on Thursday.
"History is the fountainhead of the present and the future," Wang said during his meeting with the advisors.
The struggle of the People's Republic of China (PRC) over the past 70 years was closely connected to the modern history of China since the year 1840 as well as the history of Chinese civilization stretching over 5,000 years, according to the vice president.
Only under the leadership of the Communist Party of China did the Chinese people stand up and grow rich through their hard work and wisdom, even costing many of their lives, said Wang.
"It will be a long and arduous process from consolidating and increasing this wealth to becoming truly strong," the vice president said.
China must stay calm and level-headed while strengthening national confidence, and must notice the problems and challenges while recognizing the achievements and opportunities, Wang said, stressing that the country will unswervingly follow the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The advisors, led by Jim Breyer, chairman of the advisory board and Breyer Capital's founder and CEO, extended congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, and expressed willingness to further deepen cooperation with China and contribute to Chinese education and economic growth.
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan attended the meeting.
The advisory board was founded in 2000 and consists of scholars and entrepreneurs from multinationals, as well as Chinese officials.