Innovation is the base point of China’s development as the country should make great efforts to cultivate more innovative enterprises, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday during an inspection in Jinan, the provincial seat of east China’s Shandong.
President Xi visited Jinan High-tech Zone in Sanjianxi Village and listened to briefings from the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Shandong Provincial People’s Government on Thursday as part of his three-day stay in Shandong following the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.
Innovation is development basis
President Xi emphasized that it is very important for a country to target its development goal and path, and our goal is to realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. To this end, innovation and the shift in driving forces for development is the key, he added.
He urged to give full play to the institutional advantages of the socialist system to concentrate resources and do big things, cultivate innovation and advanced enterprises, and create more leading-edge development models based on innovation and first mover advantages.
He also stressed that the key to promoting high-quality development is to regard supply-side structural reform as the main clue in accordance with the new development concepts to push forward economic development quality change, efficiency change and dynamic change.
Talents, key to rural development
President Xi also pointed out that talent is the key to promoting rural development.
He called for cultivating local talents, encouraging outgoing talents to return home to start their own businesses.
Xi also stressed that increasing the income of farmers is the key for agriculture and rural work when visiting a family in the village.
He said we must accelerate the construction of a long-term policy mechanism to promote sustained and rapid increase in farmers’ income so that the majority of farmers can get rich as soon as possible.
Party’s policies should be publicized in a lively and popular way so that masses can understand easily and the construction of village rules and regulations should be strengthened through transforming social traditions so that farmers’ burdens can be lighter, Xi added.
Improve people’s wellbeing, fundamental purpose of development
President Xi also told the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Shandong Provincial People’s Government, improving people’s wellbeing is the fundamental purpose of development. To improve the lives of citizens, the government should understand people’s feelings and seek more benefits for their livelihood.
We should adhere to people-centered development and seize the problems of employment, education, income, social security, health care, pension, environment, food and drug safety, social security, which people care the most, Xi added.
As a large agricultural province, Shandong’s primary responsibility is to safeguard national food security, Xi said, adding that the province should pay close attention to grain production, adjust agriculture structure, tamp up farmers’ income to win the fight against poverty, carry out the strategy of rural revitalization, and build the Qilu model of rural revitalization.
As for Party construction, Xi pointed out that the Party should constantly push forward self-revolution and guide Party members.
He noted that leading officials should cherish their power, manage their power, use their power carefully and consciously work under the supervision from all sides.