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[Comment] Struggling in the New Era and Starting a New Journey
CopyFrom: Date:23 February 2018
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  We will start a new journey in the New Year. In 2018, the spring sun shines on China and everything grows. Strength is gathered in the new era and the spirit is inspired to pursue a happy life. A brand-new era of the struggle of MCC people has arrived.

  Time is the greatest writer, always faithfully recording the footprints of fighters. ‘Stable foundations are being reinforced, excellent power is being strengthened and good tendencies are flourishing’. On February 12th, 2018, China Minmetals General Manager & Party Group Deputy Secretary and MCC Group President & Party Committee Secretary Guo Wenqing praised the MCC Group’s splendid struggling achievements in 2017 with these three points at the MCC Group’s 2018 New Year Greeting Party. In 2017, MCC people created the historically highest level of comprehensively completed budgets for the first time, with the main business indicators surpassing the struggling goals set in 2011, thereby achieving ‘accelerated velocity in development’ with the operation tendencies rising stably. This is a microcosm of state-owned enterprises deepening reform, as well as a benchmark and an example. On the same day, the client side Xinhua News Agency published the story ‘The MCC Group Holds 2018 New Year's Greeting Party’, of which the number of views broke through 1 million within 29 hours and reached a peak of 10,306,690,000 person-times. With rapid communication speed and a wide scope, it once again showed the people the MCC Group’s outstanding booming momentum in the new era, and presented a gorgeous chapter in which the new era can only be forged through the tireless struggling of ‘Never delaying and never slacking’.

  Splendid MCC stories need to be co-written by MCC people, and amazing MCC moments need to be co-created by MCC people. As an important turning point and watershed event in MCC’s development history, the ‘September 5th’ Meeting started the new development journey. After 5 years of development, MCC is currently in a historic opportunity period with bright prospects, and has entered a new era of development. As the opening year for carrying out the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the CPC, 2018 is the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, and also the 70th anniversary of the formation of the first team of MCC people. In the new year, the MCC Group will be guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, comply with the strategic positioning of being the ‘national team of metallurgical construction, the main force of capital construction and the pacesetter of emerging industries, insisting on taking the road of high-tech construction in the long term’, focus on the two key jobs of the national team of metallurgical construction ‘Being the Best and Restarting Business Again’, as well as main subsidiary project management and control platform construction, put forth efforts to realize new breakthroughs in deepening reform, driving innovation, upgrading marketing, precision management, risk prevention and control, brand cultivation, information construction, safety management and other aspects, and drive along the ‘high quality, high technology and high speed’ development road.

  A thousand years can be captured in a moment. Time has established work coordinates for the new era and a magnificent and beautiful dreamlike picture scroll is gradually unfolding. In the new era of 2018, a MCC team with a solid work ethic, the bravery to innovate and the courage to fight, and that can be relied on and trusted, will condense the MCC strengths ‘red genes’, ‘blue fantasy’ and ‘golden wish’, carry forward MCC’s Party building experience of ‘one core and five guides’, help the main business of ferrous metallurgy to ‘Be the Best and Restart Business Again’ with proud technological achievements, make efforts to promote MCC’s leadership brand construction with effective management, continuously tell everyone the ‘most important stories’ in the history of state-owned enterprise reform in China in the new era with a compelling voice, strive to be full of confidence, march firmly and live up to the glory of the era on the struggling road of the first national team of metallurgical construction in the world.

  In the new era, we will strive to carry forward the MCC spirit of ‘Never delaying and never slacking’. It is very difficult to start an undertaking without unremitting efforts. For 70 years, we have laid a solid foundation as the ‘national team’ of metallurgical construction with our hard work, composed a struggling course from nothing to one, from small to large, from weak to strong and from China to the world in metallurgical construction, and found a positive new development path. In the last 5 years, MCC people have promoted comprehensively deepening the reform of state-owned enterprises with strength and performance by virtue of the spirit of the path breaker and the tenacity of constantly dripping water wearing a hole in stone or of cutting wood with a rope. In 2018, only if this struggling spirit and hardworking attitude is maintained can the spirit of the past 70 years be continued and MCC move forward in the new era.

  In the new era, let us stick to expanding the path. It has been the state responsibility and national mission of MCC people to lead Chinese metallurgy to a higher level over the past 70 years, through both good times and bad times. Metallurgy is the foundation of MCC’s establishment and its foundation for becoming a stronger enterprise. This is MCC’s natural gift and growth gene integrated into its blood vessels, and we will never forget it. While focusing on the main business of ‘Being the Best and Restarting Business Again’ in metallurgy, MCC people will transfer the technical advantages of ‘water, electricity and gas’ into the capital construction and emerging industry fields, open a new situation with a new struggle and enable the grand strategic positioning of being the ‘national team of metallurgical construction, the main force of infrastructure construction and the pacesetter of emerging industries, insisting on taking the road of high-tech construction in the long term’ to be rooted, blossom and yield fruit. In 2018, only if we continue to maintain our strategic focus can the road at the feet of MCC people be connected to the horizon.

  In the new era, let us struggle to create the future. Seventy years of trials and hardships have witnessed a journey which has been both magnificent and incredibly difficult. Far from being negative circumstances, advancing despite difficulties offers opportunities to create greatness and excellence. At present, we are in a rising stage of historical development. At this moment, the need for clear thought and accurate judgments is great. Systems and mechanisms still need to be perfected, and heavy responsibilities exist for technical research and development with original creativity. The quality of our assets is expected to be improved. Overseas markets are badly in need of breakthroughs. Risk prevention and control cannot be relaxed. Development problems should be solved one by one with shortcomings indicating the direction. In 2018, only by facing these challenges directly can the important strategic opportunity period be grasped, thereby ushering in magnificent and transformative prospects in the new era.

  It is necessary to struggle in the new era and start a new journey. In the new era, only those who strive will make progress and only those who struggle will become stronger. With every effort, MCC people can better themselves and struggle for a happy future; every achievement by MCC people adds a new note of enterprise development to the rich and long-lasting chorus of our ‘Beautiful MCC’. Focusing on our long-cherished aspirations, we will win the future. Today’s struggle will eventually bring about tomorrow’s glory. Let us forge ahead, open up new situations, pursue our dreams and live up to these great times under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core.