Chinese leaders underline rural vitalization, high-quality development

2018-03-09 00:53:49 GMT2018-03-09 08:53:49(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday the rural vitalization strategy is the leading agenda forgovernment work on agriculture, rural areas, and rural residents.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, joins a panel discussion with deputies from Shandong Province at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2018. (Xinhua/Sheng Jiapeng)  Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, joins a panel discussion with deputies from Shandong Province at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2018. (Xinhua/Sheng Jiapeng)

Local authorities should have a profound understanding of thestrategy's importance and necessity and implement it earnestly, Xisaid as he joined a panel discussion with deputies from eastChina's Shandong Province at the first session of the 13th NationalPeople's Congress.

The quality of a moderately prosperous society and socialistmodernization is determined by agricultural competitiveness, ruralenvironment, and rural incomes, said Xi, also general secretary ofthe Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of theCentral Military Commission.

Xi urged local authorities to reenergize rural industries,increase incomes of rural residents, alleviate poverty, and enrichrural life.

He pointed out that national food security should be ensured,agricultural structure optimized, and establishment of a modernrural industry system quickened.

China should push forward talent vitalization in rural areas,form a virtuous circle comprising of professionals, land, capitaland industries, Xi said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, joins a panel discussion with the deputies from Shandong Province at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2018. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)  Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, joins a panel discussion with the deputies from Shandong Province at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2018. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Stressing cultural vitalization in rural areas, Xi saidideological and moral education as well as public cultural servicesshould be strengthened in the countryside.

The president underlined ecological vitalization and greendevelopment in rural areas. The three-year action plan to improvethe rural living environment must be implemented, while the ongoing"toilet revolution" will be carried forward.

He highlighted better governance and strengthened leadership ofthe CPC in rural regions to establish a modern administrativesystem for the rural society.

The rural vitalization strategy should be carried out step bystep, and "vanity projects" should be completely eradicated, hesaid.

Xi asked authorities to respect the wishes of rural residentsand turn their desire for a better life into a force driving ruralvitalization, protecting their fundamental interests and bringingthem common prosperity.

Xi also stressed the strategic importance of the ocean inChina's pursuit of high-quality development, urging progress in theconstruction of world-class sea ports, a modern maritime industrysystem, and a green and sustainable marine ecological environmentto push for the building of maritime power.

Li Keqiang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, and Han Zheng, members ofthe Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC CentralCommittee, also joined NPC deputies in panel discussionsThursday.

Attending the discussion with deputies from Liaoning Province,Li urged the northeastern province to carry out policies made bythe CPC Central Committee and State Council that aim at revivingold industrial bases in northeast China, maintain the favorablemomentum of economic growth through reform and opening-up, and workfor a comprehensive revival of the province.

Joining deputies from east China's Anhui Province, Wanginstructed the province to achieve high-quality growth under a newvision of development, fuel economic growth by innovation,forestall and defuse major risks, carry out targeted povertyalleviation, and prevent and control pollution.

Speaking to deputies from Shanxi Province, Zhao stressed thatthe campaign against corruption and undesirable work practices willnot ease off nor halt, promising not only to hunt down "tigers,"high-ranking corrupt officials, but also swat "flies", thelow-ranking ones, and to step up actions against corruptionoccurring on the people's doorsteps.

Joining deputies from Fujian Province, Han called for theefforts to speed up industrial restructuring, achieve high-qualitydevelopment, improve people's livelihood, and protect theenvironment. Enditem

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