President stresses the need to carry on revolutionary tradition, fine work styles
President Xi Jinping has urged northwestern China's Shaanxi province to comprehensively and faithfully implement the philosophy of innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development to enable it to write a new chapter of high-quality growth.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark during an inspection tour of Yulin on Monday and Tuesday. The two-day trip to the city took him to a local enterprise, villages, revolutionary sites and a middle school.
During the inspection tour, Xi learned about local efforts in advancing rural vitalization, ecological conservation and intangible cultural protection, and called on local people to combine environmental protection with developing specialty industries to explore a path featuring the coordinated development of the economy and the environment, as well as the coexistence of people and nature.
Xi asked the province to take concrete steps to strengthen COVID-19 prevention and control while ensuring socioeconomic development, and coordinate development and security to better serve and integrate into the nation's new development paradigm.
The CPC won the people's hearts after leading them to achieve the victory of the Chinese revolution, and "hundreds of millions of people firmly chose to stand on our side", Xi said on Tuesday when visiting a revolutionary site in Suide county in Yulin.
He stressed the need to carry on the revolutionary tradition and fine work styles, put people's interests first all the time and "consistently stand, empathize and work with them".
While visiting another revolutionary site in Mizhi county on Monday, Xi stressed the importance of the Party's policies and strategies.
The reason that the Party could make such glorious achievements in the past century is that it insists on Marxism and its efforts are focused on addressing both realistic and strategic problems, he said.
While highlighting the need to uphold and improve the Party's leadership, Xi said that efforts should be made to improve the Party's governance of the country in a more scientific and democratic way based on the rule of law.
Matters concerning people's quality of life have always been at the top of the agenda of Xi's nationwide inspection tours since he became general secretary of the CPC Central Committee in 2012. He has always used inspection tours to learn about local people's jobs, incomes, housing, healthcare, eldercare and children's education.
In Haojiaqiao, a village in Suide, on Tuesday, Xi visited the home of Hou Zhirong, a farmer who escaped poverty in 2016 with the help of the local government. Xi said that he was happy to see Hou and his family live a more prosperous life.
"To enable the people to live a better life is always the aspiration and mission of our Party," Xi said.
On Tuesday, Xi also visited a middle school in Suide, where he emphasized that education should ensure the all-around development of young people, and called for deepening reform of the education sector and easing the burdens of excessive homework and off-campus tutoring.
While visiting a chemical plant in Yulin on Monday, Xi stressed the importance of strengthening technological innovation to step up developing core technology in key fields in order to ensure that the energy industry follows a green and low-carbon path of development.