Xi Jinping Meets with Advanced Collective and Individual Representatives of the National Education System
expressing festive greetings to teachers and educators in China
Li Keqiang and Wang Huning attended the meeting
Beijing, Sep. 10 (Xinhua by Yang Weihan and Hu Hao)— On the eve of the 35th Teachers’ Day, 2019 Teachers’ Day and the National Conference to Commend Advanced Groups and Individuals in the Education System were held in Beijing on September 10. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, cordially met with the honored deputies at the Great Hall of the People, expressed warm congratulations to the honored advanced collectives and individuals, and extended festive greetings to teachers and educators in China.
Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and premier of the State Council, and Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, attended the meeting.
At 11:00 a.m., Xi Jinping and others came to the North Hall of the Great Hall of the People, where applause broke out. Xi Jinping and others walked among the deputies, warmly shook hands with them, talked from time to time, and took pictures with them as souvenirs.
Sun Chunlan, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council, attended the meeting and spoke at the commendation meeting. She said that since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, China’s education has undergone earth-shaking changes. Teachers have become role models and devoted themselves to educating people, making important contributions to the country’s development and progress. It is hoped that teachers will bear in mind General Secretary Xi Jinping’s instructions and be good teachers of the “Four Points” to the satisfaction of the Party and the people, focusing on cultivating socialist builders and successors with all-round development of morality, intelligence, beauty, and labor, educating people for the Party and the country, teaching with morality, cultivating people with morality, studying hard, learning from each other, respecting tolerance, and giving aid to each other with strict love. Relevant departments at all levels should further improve the treatment of teachers, enhance their professional attractiveness, and create a good atmosphere of respecting teachers and valuing education.
At the meeting, 718 “National Model Teachers”, 79 “Advanced Workers of the National Education System”, 597 “Advanced Collectives of the National Education System”, 1,432 “National Excellent Teachers” and 158 “National Excellent Educators” were commended, and 1,355 “National Teaching Achievement Awards” were awarded. Prior to this, the Ministry of Education and others also selected 10 “National Models of Teaching and Educating People”.
Zhang Mengwei, representative of national model teachers and teacher of Qinghewan School, Xinji, Hebei Province, Fan Huili, National model representative of teaching and educating people and teacher of Weizhou Island kindergarten in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hao Yunliang, advanced collective representative of the national education system and president of Suzhou Jianshe Higher Vocational and Technical School, and Xie Heping, representative of the winner of the National Teaching Achievement Award and professor of Sichuan University, made speeches at the meeting respectively.
Ding Xuexiang, Chen Xi, You Quan, Cai Dafeng, and Xia Baolong attended the meeting.