On March 5, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, President of the State Council and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the deliberations of the Jiangsu delegation at the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC), of which he is a member.
“At no time can China be without manufacturing”
When: the afternoon of March 5
Programme: General Secretary Xi Jinping attends the deliberations of the Jiangsu delegation
“You’ve been interviewed by reporters at today’s delegate channel, right?”
Representative Shan Zenghai from Xugong Group Construction Machinery Co Ltd, sitting opposite General Secretary Xi Jinping. More than five years ago, the General Secretary visited XCMG during a visit to Jiangsu. This heavy industry enterprise, which began as the Eighth Arsenal of the Eighth Route Army in Lunan, has made a strong impression on the General Secretary by its vigorous efforts in scientific and technological innovation over the years.
The “national heavy machinery”, break the “neck” problem, for shaping the new pattern of economic development to continue to plan the momentum, accumulate momentum, gathering momentum, it is today’s north and south of the river a hundred boats fighting for water.
Listening to the new report card reported by the representative of Shan Zenghai, General Secretary Xi Jinping lamented: “China’s manufacturing industry is very complete, now we have to work hard to improve the overall, the past low end to go up, layout high-end. High-quality development has to be reflected here. At no time can China lack manufacturing.”
The general secretary looked around the venue. Jiangsu has had its share of wanderings in the past, and over the years, it has risen to the top of the tide in manufacturing and come out of the new world.
“I often say two must protect, one is the food bowl China must end firm, and then a manufacturing industry must be built firm. A large country of more than 1.4 billion people, must rely on themselves to solve these two problems, can not ‘one trick to eat all over the world’, the lack of which the international market can not protect us.”
The report of the 20th Party Congress clearly points out that high-quality development is the primary task of comprehensively building a modern socialist country. How to wield the new answer sheet of the times, to the vast and the best.
General Secretary Xi Jinping spoke with great emphasis: “We cannot talk about high-quality development without talking about the new development concept. Always grasp development, measure development and promote development with the inner unity of innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing; we must better co-ordinate the effective improvement of quality and reasonable growth of quantity.”
Climbing steep slopes, over dangerous hurdles, wading through the rapids, the Avenue of the line, the more sure of the line.
“Jiangsu’s development, there is a period of time, southern Jiangsu, northern Jiangsu asymmetry, northern Jiangsu in the development of impulse, once the introduction of some low-end industries. Ringshui, a thunderstorm, is the evil consequences buried at the time. The GDP went up at that time, but the roots were laid for a number of years later for catastrophic events.”
On the spot, a delegate spoke about how to co-ordinate development and safety after the Ringshui accident in 2019. The general secretary urged, “I said at the time that I would give you ‘small meals’ to check safety production. At no time can we go down that road of hurrying, exhausting and fishing, and GDP-only. That’s why we need to firmly establish the new development concept. It is also here to establish a correct view of performance, where success does not have to be mine and success must be mine.”
The “don’t have to” and “must”, full of discernment on the concept of performance, is exactly the inheritance and responsibility of generations of Chinese Communists.
Representative Xu Kunlin spoke with feeling about the spring of 2020, when General Secretary Xi Jinping officially proposed a new development pattern. “It was with the foresight of the General Secretary and the steering of the Party Central Committee that saved the day in the midst of the turbulent waves.”
Three years have passed. With the momentum to wait for the time, the time to take the momentum, the mountain male has a ridge, house solid because of the beam.
“In 2014, when I was researching in Jiangsu, I first proposed ‘comprehensive strict governance of the party’ and incorporated it into the ‘four comprehensive’ layout. To promote high-quality development, we must adhere to and strengthen the Party’s overall leadership and unswervingly rule the Party strictly across the board. Party committees at all levels should firmly shoulder the main responsibility of ruling the party strictly in all aspects, effectively strengthen the study and propaganda of the spirit of the 20th CPC National Congress, and strengthen the construction of leadership teams and cadres at all levels after the change of term. Many of our young cadres, the process of enriching their experience will take some time, so the training work should still be strengthened.”
A few days ago, the Second Plenary Session of the 20th CPC Central Committee was held in Beijing. Speaking of it, General Secretary Xi Jinping recalled the exhortation made at that meeting.
“I said at the time that when the new team is up, we must pay attention to ah, not to have the impulse to work big and fast, that is, not to act according to the rules, to be eager for quick success and results. We must suppress this impetuous mentality and impatience, and engage in modernization and construction in a solid, down-to-earth manner. We should strengthen party building in all fields and carry out in-depth education on the theme of learning and implementing socialist ideas with Chinese characteristics for a new era. Thematic education should be combined with the actual situation and should adhere to the problem orientation. If there are any problems and shortcomings, solve them in accordance with the guidance of the thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.”
Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, takes part in the deliberations of the Jiangsu delegation at the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC), of which he is a member, on March 5.
“One key to one lock”
Time: the afternoon of March 5
Programme: General Secretary Xi Jinping attended the deliberations of the Jiangsu delegation
Wei Qiao, a representative from an agricultural machinery cooperative in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, said that when he returned to his hometown to work in agriculture, it was still due to a detail of a visit by General Secretary Xi Jinping to Zhenjiang’s countryside in 2014.
Learn farming, farming, the new era of the “new farmers”, in the glittering fields of great achievements.
When he heard that Representative Wei Qiao had planted more than 20,000 mu of rice, the General Secretary smiled and asked, “In the south, that’s a big scale, and it shows efficiency, right? The machinery has the scale to perform, and the modern agricultural initiatives can also be performed.”
By writing the thesis on the earth, rural revitalization has taken on the wings of science and technology. General Secretary Xi Jinping thus lamented, “I just thought, ah, in the future, our young generation, our intellectuals and experts, make efforts in both directions. On the one hand, there is still a great potential for urbanisation, and policy guidance should be improved for ‘new citizens’; on the other hand, rural revitalisation requires a large number of talents and labourers. This area, facing the problem of how to optimize the resource elements of agricultural modernization, how to go to the countryside with knowledge and quality labor, the state and governments at all levels should also have some policy and orientation support.”
The importance of agriculture is the outline of the country. In the new journey of Chinese-style modernisation, the most difficult and onerous task is still in the countryside.
“In the past, it was said that ‘when Su and Hu were ripe, the world would be sufficient’. There was a time when food was transferred from the south to the north, but now it is transferred from the north to the south. But we in the southern provinces still have to keep our own responsible land. In the grand scheme of things, everyone has to be conscious of themselves. The ‘vegetable basket’ mayor’s responsibility system and the ‘rice bag’ governor’s responsibility system must be adhered to. This responsibility in the south has to be taken up, and at the very least the existing area and production must not be reduced again.”
The rice bowl, holding public opinion, is connected to the hearts of the people. When he was a city leader in Fuzhou, Comrade Xi Jinping took the “vegetable basket” as his first priority and looked at vegetable prices every day.
“The local saying is ‘if you don’t see green for three days, you’ll see gold in both eyes. Whether you can eat your vegetables or not is political. Now we have some cadres at the grassroots level, especially some young cadres, neglecting this aspect, which is not okay. The red line of arable land is a lifelong pursuit, and you have to pursue it even after you retire. This is all ‘the greatness of the state’.” General Secretary Xi Jinping sagely admonished.
In the big chessboard of rural revitalization, industrial revitalization is the top priority. Over the years, new industries and new businesses have emerged in the countryside. Talking about this topic, the General Secretary mentioned a document he had read about “cultivating a number of ‘one county, one industry’ key bases”: “I frowned after reading it, it is not good to set targets for this. A county is not just rely on an industry to develop, to go to in-depth research, can not be a big wave, allocate a sum of money, this place will specialize in the development of chicken, the development of mushrooms, that place specializing in textiles, then it will certainly be a pot.”
Between the lines, there is a dialectic of how to promote “top-level design and practical exploration” in agricultural and rural modernization. General Secretary Xi Jinping put it simply and profoundly: “A city does not necessarily rely on one industry for development. It is not necessary to rely on several industries and what kind of industry, we have to open one lock with one key and decide according to the specific situation, not to make a list.”