"Anyone who would attempt to do so will find themselves on a collision course with a great wall of steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people," President XI added, at a grand gathering marking the centenary of the CPC.
President Xi delivered a nationally-televised speech from Tiananmen Rostrum before a 70,000-strong crowd. The historic event also witnessed a chorus of Party songs, a flypast of fighter jets and helicopters, a 100-gun salute, and a flag-raising ceremony.
The Chinese President also declared that China has realized the first centenary goal of "building a moderately prosperous society in all respects."
"This means that we have brought about a historic resolution to the problem of absolute poverty in China, and we are now marching in confident strides toward the second centenary goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects," he said.
(Video footage courtesy : CCTV +)