On May 22, 2020,
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission,
took part in a deliberation with his fellow deputies from the delegation of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress.
After listening to all deputies carefully,
Xi Jinping made a speech and expressed full acknowledgment of the work of Inner Mongolia over the past year,
and hoped that comrades there would carry forward the "Mongolian horse spirit",
He also stressed adhering to "people first" and ensuring a decisive victory in eradicating poverty.
As early as the beginning of 2014, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and said:
"The upcoming Spring Festival of the Year of Horse reminds me of Mongolian horse.
In spite of shorter height than foreign famous horses,
it enjoys good endurance and strong physique.
I hope you practice the spirit of bearing hardships and going forward as Mongolian horses."
This is the connotation of "Mongolian horse spirit" expounded by General Secretary Xi Jinping.
A proverb in Inner Mongolia says that "even wind and rosy clouds cannot overtake a Mongolian horse".
Moving forward day and night at the same speed,
Mongolian horse will never stop its steps despite harsh climate or environment once receiving order.
As one of the oldest horse breeds in the world, Mongolian horse is tenacious and self-loving.
Its qualities of tenacity, courage, loyalty to duty and dedication have been deeply influencing people.
The Mongolian horse spirit featuring bearing hardships and marching forward,
is not only internalized in the great spirit of the grassland people,
but takes deep roots in the spirit of China.
It has evolved into a great national spirit and become the precious spiritual wealth of the Chinese nation.
In the new era, we should learn from the Mongolian horse spirit
to press forward, bear hardships, strive together and overcome difficulties,
so as to win new victories in the sustained and healthy development of China's economy and society.