During a recent inspection tour of Henan Province, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, president of the State and chairman of the Central Military Commission, stressed that we must conscientiously implement that decision and arrangements made by the Party Central committee, adhere to that general tone of seeking progres while maintaining stability, adhere to the new development concept, make a concerted effort to ensure steady growth, promote reform, restructure, benefit the people’s livelihood, prevent risks, and maintain stability. We will fight three major battles to promote sustained and healthy economic development and social harmony and stability. We will continue to enhance people’s sense of well-being, sense of security, and sense of security. We will strive to be the first in the rise of the central region and write a more brilliant chapter in the central plains of the new era.
In autumn, the central plains of the earth brimming with the joy of a bumper harvest, everywhere full of vitality. From September 16 to 18, accompanied by Wang Guosheng, secretary of the Henan Provincial CPC Committee, and Chen Runer, governor of Henan Province, Xi Jinping visited Xinyang, Zhengzhou, and other places, went deep into the old revolutionary base areas, rural areas, and enterprises, and conducted investigation and research on economic and social development and the theme of “Not Forgetting the Initial Heart and Remembering the Mission”.
Xinyang County, located in Dabie Mountains, is the capital of Hubei, Henan and Anhui Soviet areas. On the afternoon of the 16th, Xi Jinping first visited the martyrs’ cemetery in the capital of Hubei, Henan and Anhui Soviet areas, paid tribute to the revolutionary martyrs’ monument and memorial hall, and overlooked the theme sculpture of “Red Flag Floating” on the heroic mountain. At the monument, Xi presented a flower basket to the revolutionary martyrs and bowed three times in affectionate memory of the heroic sons and daughters who sacrificed their precious lives for the victory of the revolution. At the memorial hall, Xi Jinping was briefed on the deeds of revolutionary martyrs and spoke highly of their contributions. He stressed that the first stop of the inspection tour is the cemetery of the martyrs in the capital of the Hubei-Henan-Anhui Soviet area, which was intend to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic of China and to salute the revolutionary martyrs. Every time I visit the old revolutionary base areas, and I often go to visit places of commemoration of revolutionary history, which is to warn all comrades in the Party not to forget how the red political power came into being, how the new China came into being, and how today’s happy life has come about. It is to declare that the CPC will always hold high the red banner, firmly follow the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and continue to advance the cause initiated by our forefathers.
Then, Xi Jinping went to the Revolutionary Museum, the capital of the Hubei-Henan-Anhui Soviet Area, to learn about the revolutionary history of the Hubei-Henan-Anhui Soviet Area. Hubei-Henan-Anhui Soviet Area was one of the bases founded by the CPC during the Agrarian Revolutionary War, and was the second largest revolutionary base area after the Central Soviet Area. During the War of Liberation, this was the place where Liu and Deng advanced thousands of miles into the Dabie Mountains. The museum exhibits many precious revolutionary relics, and Xi Jinping stopped to visit them and exchange with them from time to time to recall the eventful years. Xi Jinping stressed that in carrying out the theme education of “Not Forgetting the Initial Heart and Remembering the Mission”, party members and cadres should learn more about party history and the history of new China, consciously accept the traditional education of the red color, always learn from the new, and constantly comprehend, consolidate, and sublimate their ideals and beliefs. Revolutionary museums, memorial halls, party history museums and martyrs cemeteries are red gene banks of the party and the state. We should tell stories of the Party, revolution, base areas, heroes and martyrs, strengthen education in revolutionary traditions, patriotism, and the ideological and moral education of young people, pass on the red gene, and ensure that the red mountains never change color.
After the visit, Xi Jinping came to the museum’s inner courtyard and met with representatives of the descendants of the local Red Army and the families of revolutionary martyrs, shaking hands and greeting them all. “I have come to visit you today to express my sincere condolences to you and to all the descendants of the Red Army and the families of revolutionary martyrs in the Soviet areas,” Xi said emotionally. Drinking the water of a well, one should never forget who dug it. We must never forget the revolutionary martyrs and the people of the old revolutionary base area and build the old revolutionary base areas better and let the people of the old areas lead a better life. We should do a good job in old revolutionary base areas and poor areas, ensure the well-being of the masses in old areas, and let revolutionary martyrs smile. The descendants of the Red Army and the families of revolutionary martyrs are persuasive and infectious in passing on the revolutionary spirit. They should tell the heroic stories of their ancestors to everyone and the younger generation, so as to encourage people to unswervingly follow the Party and strive for a better life.
Seventy years after the founding of the People’s Republic of China, how are the people living in the old areas? With this concern, Xi Jinping took a bus to Tianpu Township, new County, do investigation. This is a unique traditional village, close to mountains and rivers, beautiful scenery, the Central Plains culture, Chu culture, Hui culture in this mutual reflection. In recent years, the village relies on red tourism resources, the development of more than 20 small shops, led the villagers out of poverty and become rich. Xi Jinping walked along the village path into a small shop and inquired about the sale of handicrafts, occupancy rate of residential homes and operation of the commissary. He stressed that in developing rural tourism, we should not engage in large-scale demolition and construction, but we should adapt measures to local conditions and circumstances, so as to transform and protect traditional villages.
Xi inspected the service facilities at the “old hometown” and sat around talking with the owner, Han Guangying and his family. Han Guangying told Xi Jinping that he was a descendant of the Red Army and a member of the family of revolutionary martyrs. In recent years, he has increased his income by relying on rural tourism, and has also led his fellow villagers to develop residential homes and become rich. Xi Jinping listened with delight. He pointed out that we should rely on the rich red cultural resources and green ecological resources to develop rural tourism, invigorate the rural economy, which is a good way to revitalize the countryside.
As they left the village, the villagers and tourists gathered at the entrance of the village and shouted, “Hello, General Secretary!” “Hello, President Xi!” Xi smiled and waved. Seeing the pupils in the crowd, Xi Jinping happily stepped forward and shook their little hands, patted them on the cheek, and encouraged them to study hard and develop in an all-round way.
Guangshan County, Xinyang City, is located in the Dabie Mountains concentrated poverty-stricken areas, is designated by the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to help the poor counties. On the morning of July 17, Xi Jinping visited Sima Guangyou Tea Garden in Huaidian Township, Guangshan County. In the oil tea garden exhibition hall, Xi Jinping carefully understood the overall situation of Guangshan County in developing oil tea industry and promoting poverty alleviation. The sky was drizzling, and the oil tea garden was greener. Xi Jinping exchanged views with working villagers and administrators, inspected camellia oleifera plantation and fruit bearing, and inquired about their families, jobs and incomes. They told Xi that in recent years, through the development of tea-oil planting and processing industry, poor households have been lifted out of poverty and the villagers have lived a good life. Xi Jinping stressed that the use of barren hills to promote camellia oleifera cultivation has not only promoted local employment and led the masses out of poverty and into wealth, but also improved the ecological environment. We should organize farmers, face the market, popularize the “company plus peasant household” model, and establish an interest linkage mechanism so that all parties can benefit from it together. We should stick to the path of green development, popularize new technologies, develop deep processing, make the oil tea industry better and bigger, and strive to achieve economic development, increase farmers’ incomes, and maintain a sound ecology.
Later, Xi Jinping took a bus to Dongyue Village, Wenshu Township, southwest of Guangshan County. The village originally had 145 poor families with upgraded cards and 585 people. Since the battle against poverty began, the whole village will be lifted out of poverty by 2018 with the joint efforts of all parties. Xi Jinping came to the village cultural reception center to learn about the poverty alleviation work in Guangshan County and the poverty alleviation work of the Central Office of the CPC in Guangshan County. In recent years, Dongyue Village has vigorously promoted the poverty alleviation of the “colorful pastoral” industry, established the village e-commerce service center, and sold the agricultural and sideline products in the village to all parts of the country. Xi inspected “Ten Treasures in Guangshan” such as Ciba, moon cakes, salty flax duck eggs, black pig bacon, sweet potato noodles and sweet rice wine, and Guangshan down jacket and other special products, and inquired in detail about the market sales of the products and their role in lifting the villagers out of poverty. He stressed the need to actively develop rural e-commerce and express delivery services, expand sales channels for agricultural products, and increase farmers’ incomes. We should pay attention to conservation and environmental protection, prevent excessive packaging, and avoid waste and pollution of the environment. Flower-drum Opera in Guangshan has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage representative project. Two performers of Huagu opera gave a live performance of a new section of Huagu opera to Xi Jinping and won warm applause.
Xi Jinping met with comrades of the Central Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) stationed in Guangshan County on temporary duty to help the poor, and cordially exchanged views with local leaders of poverty alleviation and becoming rich. Xi Jinping said that Guangshan County has dropped out of the poverty-stricken counties this year, and the poverty-stricken counties have been stripped of their labels. The pursuit of a better life, is the eternal theme and is always in progress. Poverty alleviation requires both intellectual and moral support, blood transfusion and hematopoiesis, the establishment of hematopoietic mechanisms, the enhancement of the endogenous drive to become rich, and the prevention of returning to poverty. We should carry forward the spirit of self-reliance and unremitting self-improvement, not only lift ourselves out of poverty, but also become rich, and continue to run along the road to becoming rich and lead a better life. Poverty alleviation is a popular project supported by the people. No matter how good the Party’s policies are, they will be implemented by all. “We should build grass-roots Party organizations into strong battle fortresses and translate the major tasks set forth by the Party Central Committee into concrete work at the grass-roots level,” he said.
On the afternoon of July 17, Xi Jinping arrived in Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd. This is a state-level high-tech enterprise and after more than 60 years of development, it has become an important global coal mining technology and equipment suppliers, the world’s leading auto parts manufacturing enterprises. In the corporate showroom, Xi Jinping was briefed on technological innovation, overseas mergers and acquisitions, and product transformation and upgrading. In the final assembly workshop, the products of coal mine hydraulic support were arranged neatly, and Xi Jinping carefully watched the demonstration of the operation of the hydraulic support. He stressed that manufacturing is the foundation of the real economy, and the real economy is the capital of China’s development and an important support for building strategic advantages for future development. We must resolutely promote industrial transformation and upgrading, strengthen independent innovation, develop high-end manufacturing and intelligent manufacturing, upgrade China’s manufacturing industry and the real economy, turn China’s economy from a large volume to a strong quality, and realise in a down-to-earth manner the “two-centenary goals”.
The Yellow River is the mother river of the Chinese nation and the cradle of Chinese civilization. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has made many on-the-spot visits to the ecological protection and development of the Yellow River Basin, and has repeatedly put forward requirements for ecological protection and construction in key areas such as Sanjiangyuan, Qilian Mountains and Qinling Mountains. On the afternoon of the 17th , Xi Jinping visited the Yellow River Museum and went into the exhibition hall to learn about the historical changes in the development of civilization, flood control and ecological protection in the Yellow River Basin. From time to time, Xi Jinping stopped to examine the cultural relics, historical documents, pictures and charts on display, to discuss and exchange views with you on relevant issues, and fully affirmed the indomitable and tenacious spirit of struggle displayed by the Chinese nation in its struggle against the floods on the Yellow River.
Then Xi Jinping took a bus to the Linhe Square of the Yellow River National Geological Park to walk along the bank of the Yellow River to inspect the surrounding environment and hear about the ecological protection, water resources utilization, dike construction and flood control situation in the areas along the Yellow River. On the viewing platform of Linhe Square, Xi Jinping overlooks the Zhengzhou section of the Yellow River. High sky, broad water, luxuriant woods and grass are a piece of vigor and vitality. Xi Jinping pointed out that from the very beginning of the founding of New China, Comrade Mao Zedong issued a great call to “run the affairs of the Yellow River well”. Over the past 70 years, the Party has led the people in opening a new chapter in the cause of controlling the Yellow River and created a miracle in the history of the Yellow River. Practice has proved that only under the leadership of the CPC and by giving full play to the advantages of the socialist system, can we truly realize the historic change from passive to active harnessing of the Yellow River and fundamentally change the painful situation of the Yellow River’s three-year two-burst mouth.
On the afternoon of the 18th, Xi Jinping was briefed on the work of the Henan Provincial Party Committee and the provincial government, and affirmed the achievements made in all aspects of Henan's work. Xi Jinping stressed that at present, China’s development situation is good, but the international situation is still intricate and complicated. China’s development is facing new risks and challenges, and we must do our own things well. He express the hope that under the leadership of Liaoning provincial Party committee and Liaoning provincial government, the broad masses of cadre and people in Henan will strengthen their confidence, work hard, greet the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China with outstanding achievements, and strive to create a new and greater achievement for the people who are worthy of the history, the times, and the people.
Xi Jinping pointed out that to promote high-quality economic development, China will seize that strategic opportunity to promote the rise of the central region, based on the actual situation of Liaoning province, take the high-quality development of manufacturing industry as the main direction of attack, give prominence to innovation in overall development, strengthen major infrastructure construction, adhere to the principle of putting people at the centre of new-type urbanization, be adept at solving outstanding problems in economic and social development through reform, actively integrate into the co-construction of the “Belt and Road”, speed up the building of inland open highlands, and speed up the construction of a modern economic system.
Xi Jinping stressed that in order to implement the strategy of rural revitalization, we will actively promote structural reform on the supply side of agriculture, firmly grasp the core competitiveness of grain, continue to readjust and optimize the agricultural structure, promote quality grain projects in depth, give prominence to the protection of cultivated land and the enhancement of soil fertility, speed up the construction of high-standard farmland, do a good job in grain markets and circulation, actively and steadily push forward the reform of the land system, strengthen the effective docking with the strategy of poverty alleviation and tackling key problems, and achieve the goal of a strong agricultural province in rural revitalization.
Xi Jinping pointed out that we should attach great importance to ecological protection, firmly establish the idea that green water and green mountains are treasures. We need to address ecological and environmental problems at the source, continue to upgrade and optimize the industrial and energy structures, strive to build a green and low-carbon economic system for circular development, resolutely win the battle for the protection of the blue sky, clear water and clean land, promote overall management of the mountain, water, forest, farmland, lake and grass systems, protect the ecology along the Yellow River, and enhance the quality and stability of the natural ecosystem.
Xi Jinping stressed that people’s livelihood should be effectively protected and improved, and we should do what we can, act within our means, and do a good job of the people’s livelihood that the masses are anxious for, need, and hope for. It is necessary to focus on tackling key problems in the “three mountains and one beach”, especially in the old revolutionary base areas of the Dabie Mountains and other deep poverty-stricken areas and among the special poverty-stricken groups, and make efforts to solve the outstanding problem of “neither worries and three guarantees”. We should introduce more measures to encourage employment and entrepreneurship, and focus on solving the employment problems of key groups such as college graduates, ex-servicemen, laid-off workers, migrant workers, and returnees. It is necessary to strengthen the comprehensive management of public security, improve the ability of grass-roots social governance, and create a social environment for the people to live and work in peace and contentment.
Xi Jinping pointed out that we should promote cultural prosperity, inheritance, innovation, and the development of fine traditional culture, strictly implement the responsibility system for ideological work, promote media convergence to a deeper level, build all-media, pay more attention to the construction of cyber content, and let cyber space be filled with healthy atmosphere.
Xi Jinping stressed that the first batch of education on the theme of “Not Forgetting the Initial Heart and Remembering the Mission” has been completed and the second batch has just been launched. Party committees at all levels should sum up and apply the results of the first batch of thematic education and pay attention to the second batch of thematic education. The second batch of thematic education level moved down, the line is long and wide. We should pay attention to classified guidance, vigorously guard against formalism and bureaucracy, pay attention to reducing the burden on the grass-roots level, pay attention to opening the door to education, pay attention to solving the most pressing problems that the masses are most anxious about and most anxious about, and earnestly implement the requirements of the CPC Central Committee for thematic education.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the Hubei-Henan-Anhui Soviet Area Base is an important base for our party’s building. Jiao Yulu’s spirit, Hongqiqu’s spirit, and Dabie Mountain’s spirit are all precious spiritual wealth of our party. In carrying out the theme education, we should let the broad masses of Party members and cadres keep their original minds and shoulder their missions in accepting the red education, and push forward the great cause for which the revolutionary martyrs fought and sacrificed themselves.
Ding Xuexiang, Liu He, He Lifeng, and responsible comrades of relevant central departments accompanied the inspection tour.
During his inspection tour, Xi Jinping cordially received leading cadres at the deputy division level and above and chief officers of regiment-level units of the PLA stationed in Henan in Zhengzhou. On behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the CMC, Xi extended sincere greetings to all officers and men of the PLA stationed in Henan and took pictures with them. Zhang Youxia accompanied the audience.