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Xi Jinping: Implement the New Development Concept and Promote High Quality Development to Create a New Situation for the Rise of Central China
2019-05-22
Xi Jinping Inspected Jiangxi and Presided over the Symposium on Promoting the Rise of the Central Region
 
Carrying out New Development Concept, Promoting High Quality Development and Striving to Create a New Situation for the Rise of Central China
 
NANCHANG(XINHUA) 22 May--- President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, presided over a work symposium on the rise of the central region and delivered a speech during his inspection in Jiangxi from May 20 to 22. He stressed that we should adhere to the guidance of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, fully implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and the Second and Third Plenary Sessions of the 19th CPC Central Committee, implement the new development concept, so that we could make greater efforts in structural reform on the supply side, implement the innovation-driven development strategy and develop strategic emerging industries. We should actively integrate into the national strategy, promote high-quality development, continuously enhance the comprehensive strength and competitiveness of the central region, and strive to create a new situation for the rise of the central region.
 
On the 20th, accompanied by Liu Qi, secretary of the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee, and Yi Lianhong, governor of Jiangxi province, Xi Jinping went to visit the enterprise, villages and revolutionary memorial halls in Ganzhou city to carry out investigation and research on economic and social development, and to learn on-the-spot about the progress of poverty eradication in the old revolutionary base areas and the promotion of the rise of the central region.
 
At noon on 20th, Xi's first stop in Ganzhou city of Jiangxi was JL MAG Rare-Earth Co. Ltd. Visiting the company Monday, he underlined scientific and technological innovation to raise the technological level of exploitation of rare earth, which is strategically important but nonrenewable. In the production workshop, Xi Jinping carefully inspected the production and operation of automatic packaging inspection lines, high-performance sintering furnaces and other equipment, and had cordial communication with the workers on site. Xi Jinping praised enterprises for increasing investment in scientific research, devoting themselves to scientific and technological innovation and paying attention to ecological restoration. He stressed that technological innovation is the lifeblood of an enterprise. Only with independent intellectual property rights and core technologies can we produce products with core competitiveness and remain invincible in the fierce competition. We must firmly grasp the strategic basis of technological innovation, grasp more key core technologies and seize the commanding heights of industry development. Rare earths were important strategic resources and non-renewable resources. We should intensify scientific and technological innovation, continuously improve the level of technology for development and utilization, extend the industrial chain and increase the added value. We should also strengthen the environmental protection of the project and realize green and sustainable development.
 
Arriving at Yudu county on Monday afternoon, Xi paid tribute to a monument marking the departure of the Long March by the Central Red Army and met families of the Red Army veterans and revolutionary martyrs. In front of the monument, Xi Jinping presented a basket of flowers and bowed three times to the revolutionary martyrs. He walked slowly around the monument, carefully examining the reliefs on the pedestal, and deeply remembering the glorious years when the CPC Central Committee and the Central Red Army fought bloody battles in the Soviet Area. In the memorial hall, Xi Jinping listened to the introduction of the history of the Central Red Army's Long March rally, stopped to look at pictures and objects, exchanged views with everyone from time to time, and recalled the history of that year. Noting that China is on "a new Long March," he said that the country will depend on firm faith and strong will of the whole Party and all people to overcome major challenges at home and abroad and secure new victories in building socialism with Chinese characteristics. We cannot forget the Party's initial heart and mission, the revolutionary ideal and the revolutionary purpose. We must continue to hold high the revolutionary banner, carry forward the great spirit of the Long March, and forge ahead courageously towards the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Today, on the new Long March, we had to overcome all kinds of major risks and challenges from home and abroad and win new victories in socialism with Chinese characteristics. It still depended on the firm ideals and convictions of the entire Party and the people and their strong revolutionary will.
 
On the first floor of the memorial hall, Xi Jinping met with the descendants of the Red Army and representatives of the families of revolutionary martyrs in Yudu county. Xi Jinping said emotionally that during the revolutionary war years, people in Jiangxi made great sacrifices and contributions to the victory of the revolution. Now that China had developed and the people's lives had been improved, we must not forget the revolutionary ancestors, the revolutionary martyrs, or the fellows in the old revolutionary base areas. Party committees and governments at all levels should take good care of the old Red Army, veteran comrades, descendants of the Red Army and families of revolutionary martyrs who had contributed to the Chinese revolution. Xi Jinping wished them good health and a happy life.
 
Visiting a local vegetable farm, Xi reiterated the original aspiration of the CPC, which was to fight for the people's wellbeing and national rejuvenation.
At Tantou village in Zishan township, Xi called on Sun Guanfa, a villager and veteran, at his home. Carefully checking the kitchen, bedroom, backyard and toilet, Xi was pleased with the improvement in housing and hygiene conditions of Sun's family. Later, Xi Jinping and the Sun family sat together with the local town and village cadres to talk about the family's income. He asked about where their sons and daughters-in-law work, where their children go to school, whether their children eat well in school, and what difficulties and wishes the family still has. He demanded every region and department make more efforts to secure decent lives for the people in old revolutionary bases at the decisive stage of poverty alleviation.
 
When he was to leave the village, villagers gathered at the exit to see him off and some of them shed tears. Xi Jinping shook hands with everyone and wished the villagers have more and more happiness and contentment in their lives.
 
On the afternoon of 21th, Xi presided over a work symposium on the rise of the central region. On the symposium, Luo Huining, secretary of Shanxi Provincial Party Committee, Li Jinbin, secretary of Anhui Provincial Party Committee, Liu Qi, secretary of Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee, Wang Guosheng, secretary of Henan Provincial Party Committee, Jiang Chaoliang, secretary of Hubei Provincial Party Committee, Du Jiahao, secretary of Hunan Provincial Party Committee, and He Lifeng, director of the National Development and Reform Commission, spoke successively.
 
After listening their speech, Xi delivered an important speech. Xi said that the rise of central China is a crucial step toward completing the process of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and realizing socialist modernization. China must be clear-headed about the long-term and complex nature of both domestic and international unfavorable factors and well-prepared for any difficult circumstances, Xi emphasized, adding that the most important thing for China is to do its job well. He made an eight-point instruction on the development of Central China, which consisted of facilitating high-quality growth of the manufacturing industry, enhancing innovation capability in key fields, improving business environment, undertaking the layout and transfer of emerging industries, expanding high-level opening-up, sticking to green development, improving people's livelihood, and optimizing policies and institutions.
 
On Wednesday morning, Xi heard a work report from the Jiangxi provincial authorities and called on them to set an example in speeding up the high-quality development of the old revolutionary bases and vie for the forefront in boosting the rise of the central region. Describing Jiangxi as a land full of revolutionary history and memories, Xi called for a deep understanding of the hard-earned establishment of the political power of the CPC, the People's Republic of China and socialism with Chinese characteristics, and demanded greater efforts to carry forward the revolutionary spirit and traditions.
 
Xi stressed to promote high-quality economic development, firmly grasp the main line of supply-side structural reform, continuously improve the supply structure, and improve the quality and efficiency of economic development. We should focus on leading industries, speed up the cultivation of emerging industries, develop modern service industries, and seize opportunities for the development of the digital economy. We must speed up the construction of an ecological civilization system, do a good job in managing mountains and rivers and showing off mountains and dew, and create a beautiful "Jiangxi model" for China.
 
Xi stressed that the modernization of agriculture and rural areas should be promoted, the basis of grain production should be consolidated, quality and green farming should be adhered to, and the comprehensive benefits and competitiveness of agriculture should be continuously improved. We needed to build a new type of urban-rural relationship, establish and improve the institutional mechanism and policy system for the development of urban-rural integration, and promote the coordinated and integrated development of urban and rural areas.
 
Xi Jinping stressed that Jiangxi was a red land full of Red memories. We should educate Party members and cadres, especially leading cadres, to firmly establish the concept of establishing the Party for the public and governing for the people, to enhance the feelings of the masses, to carry out the mass line, to temper loyalty and cleanness, to bear political character, to be good people's servants, and to strive hard to fulfill the Party's historical mission in the new era.
 
Ding Xuexiang, Liu He, He Lifeng and others accompanied the inspection and attended the symposium. The leaders of the relevant departments of the central and state organs and the leaders of the six provinces in the central China (including Henan Province, Shanxi Province, Hubei Province, Anhui Province, Hunan Province, Jiangxi Province) attended the symposium.