BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday visited a school in Beijing ahead of International Children's Day, which falls on June 1.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, stressed the all-round development of children in the new era, and extended festival greetings to children across the country.
During his visit to Beijing Yuying School, Xi said children are the future of the country and the hope of the nation. He emphasized the importance of children's sound moral grounding, intellectual ability, physical vigor, aesthetic sensibility and work skills.
Xi urged Chinese children in the new era to have high aspirations and dreams, enjoy studying and working, be grateful and friendly, and have the courage to innovate and strive.
He expressed his hope that the students study with the goal of building a strong country and contributing to national rejuvenation, and meet the expectations of their parents, the Party and the people.