BEIJING --President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the
Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central
Military Commission, has sent greetings to teachers and workers in
education circles across the country ahead of China's Teachers' Day that
falls on Sept 10.
In the face of the sudden outbreak of COVID-19, teachers across the
country braved difficulties, continued working and made important
contributions to fighting the epidemic by dedicating themselves to the
world's largest-scale online teaching, Xi said.
Teachers across the country devoted their love and wisdom to stopping
poverty from being passed on to the next generation, Xi said, noting
this year as the time to secure a decisive victory in building a
moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieve the goal of
He expressed his hope that teachers will bear in mind their mission
of cultivating talent for the Party and the state, develop teaching
methods for the new era, and make more contributions to nurturing
all-round socialist builders and successors.
Urging more care for teachers, Xi stressed the importance of making
teaching the most esteemed and admired profession in society and better
coordinating the COVID-19 response with educational work.
China now has 17.32 million full-time teachers at different levels.
Through large-scale online teaching, they met a variety of learning
needs for 280 million students across the country amid the COVID-19
epidemic, advancing the revolutionary reform in teaching methods.
Meanwhile, teachers working in rural areas as well as in the most
remote and impoverished regions have made their contributions to the
country's mission of ending poverty and building a moderately prosperous
society in all respects.