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Xi devotes his life to people-oriented governance

2024-06-15 22:27 Last Updated At:06-16 00:27

Chinese President Xi Jinping has devoted his entire political career to the cause of making people's life better.

When he was a village official, Xi once said during an interview, "I always concern myself with our people and fear that I can't serve them well."

"Our goal is delivering a better life for the people," Xi said in his 2024 New Year Address. At the welcoming dinner hosted by the local governments and friendly organizations when he visited Seattle, the United States in 2015, Xi recalled the moment that he became determined to do good things for people when he arrived at Liangjiahe Village of Yanchuan County in Yan'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province during a campaign that saw tens of millions of urban educated youth went to live and work in the countryside.

"In the late 1960s, when I was younger than 16 years old, I moved from Beijing to a small village called Liangjiahe, where I spent seven years. The life of the villagers was very difficult, and they often couldn't afford to have meat for several months," said Xi.

On the eve of the Spring Festival in 2015, when Xi visited Liangjiahe again, he told the villagers that "at that time, I said that if there were conditions and opportunities in the future, I would go into politics and do something good for the people."

"Our people love life and hope for better education, more stable jobs, satisfactory incomes, reliable social security, higher-quality healthcare services, more comfortable living conditions, and a more beautiful environment. The Chinese people's aspiration for a better life is what we are striving for," said Xi when he met the press right after being elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Nov. 15, 2012.

"We must spend a lot of time in China's rural areas and factories to meet ordinary people and learn about their feelings and living conditions," Xi said when he visited a farmer in Costa Rica in June 2013.

What he said was exactly what the president has done in his political career so far.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, Xi has made more than 100 inspection trips to understand the situation at the grassroots level, and listed many difficulties of the people into the work agenda and reform plans of the central government.

On June 16, 2015, Xi visited Huamao Village, Zunyi City, southwest China's Guizhou Province. He walked into a homestay and talked with the villagers.

He said, "I want to know that whether the policies and measures formulated by the party central committee make you cry or smile. If you cry, we must pay attention. We need to correct what needs to be corrected and improve what needs to be improved."

"While chatting with the villagers in their homes, I see how difficult their lives are, and it worries me. On the other hand, I am happy every time I see their lives improving," he said in a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum.

During an inspection tour of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in July 2016, Xi visited the home of Hai Guobao, a villager of Hui ethnic group.

"Seeing your current life that brims with happiness, I feel very gratified," Xi told the villagers.

On many occasions, Xi reiterated his determination to serve the people.

Talking to reporters in 1995, Xi, then Party secretary of east China's Fuzhou City, expounded on his lifetime goal.

"What I want is the enrichment of my life. I want to do some things, some meaningful things for the people," said Xi.

"The trust of the people is my greatest motivation and also the heavy responsibility I carry on my shoulders," Xi said after he won his third term as Chinese president in 2023.

"I will fully commit to the people and never fail them," said Xi while meeting with Roberto Fico, president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome, in March 2019.

Xi devotes his life to people-oriented governance

Xi devotes his life to people-oriented governance

Xi devotes his life to people-oriented governance

Xi devotes his life to people-oriented governance

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China makes marked progresses in people-centered reform

2024-07-15 23:18 Last Updated At:07-16 01:27

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC Central Committee has led the nation to make marked progresses in comprehensively deepening reforms while adhering to the people-centered approach.

In 2012, China began to advance towards building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Faced with the people's new expectations for a better life, Xi Jinping, who had just been elected General Secretary of the CPC, made a solemn promise to the people.

"Our people have an ardent love for life. They wish to have better education, more stable jobs, more income, greater social security, better medical and health care, improved housing conditions and a better environment. They want their children to have sound growth, have good jobs and lead a more enjoyable life. To meet their desire for a happy life is our mission," Xi said while leading the Party's new central leadership to meet the press in 2012.

The Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee proposed 60 specific tasks and 336 reform measures for comprehensively deepening reform.

For years, Xi has persevered in going deep into the grassroots to observe people's livelihood, learn about people's true living standards, and personally ask what worries and troubles they have in their life and what expectations they have for the future.

"In China's modernization, people's livelihood is the most important thing. What the Communist Party of China wants to do is to make the people live a happier life," Xi said during his inspection tour in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality in April 2024.

The Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has adhered to promoting reform with the people at the center, and taken improving people's well-being and promoting the all-round development of people as the starting point of reform and development. It has planned and promoted reform based on the overall, fundamental and long-term interests of the people.

"Comprehensively deepening reform is faced with tough tasks. The arduous situation and tasks, the complex contradictions and problems, and the stern risks and challenges are all unprecedented. Reforms should focus on what the people care about and expect. As long as it is conducive to increasing the people's sense of gain, happiness, and security, we will resolutely make breakthroughs and reform, and persistently work hard and do things well in the spirit of 'leaving a mark in the iron tools we clutch and footprints on the stones we tread,'" said Wang Yuqiang, a researcher at the Institute of Party History and Literature of the CPC Central Committee.

Faced with the unprecedented battle to get rid of absolute poverty in human history, a series of reform measures have constituted a complete poverty alleviation system with Chinese characteristics. The CPC Central Committee has established a responsibility system and improved the assessment and evaluation system around the basic strategy of targeted poverty alleviation.

On Nov 23, 2020, Guizhou Province announced that Ziyun and eight other counties had been removed from the list of poverty-stricken counties. From then on, all 98.99 million rural poor people in 832 poverty-stricken counties across China had been lifted out of poverty.

Today, the national poverty population registration information system has been upgraded to an information system for preventing poverty relapse, monitoring and promoting rural revitalization, and relevant reforms continue to gain momentum.

"The central government has identified 160 key counties for national rural revitalization, most of which were formerly national-level poverty-stricken counties. It has refined and consolidated preferential support policies in 14 areas, continued to increase support, and tightened work responsibilities at all levels to effectively enhance and expand the results of poverty alleviation and promote comprehensive rural revitalization," said Liu Junyong, deputy head of the Assistance Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, many institutional and mechanism drawbacks that hinder the social mobility of labor and talents have been eliminated, and the employment priority strategy and active employment policies have been continuously improved. Basic pension insurance now covers 1.07 billion people, and the coverage of basic medical insurance has stabilized at above 95 percent. High-quality medical resources are expanding to the central and western regions. More than 64 million sets of various types of affordable housing and housing for shantytown reconstruction resettlement have been built. The education at all levels has been up to or higher than the average level of middle- and high-income countries. A large number of old communities have been renovated, and people's life in communities is becoming more colorful.

"If I'm not feeling well, there's the community hospital. If I'm hungry, there's the canteen. I just want to live here. I'm very happy," said Chen Dairong, a resident of Minzhu Village Community in Chongqing.

China makes marked progresses in people-centered reform

China makes marked progresses in people-centered reform

China makes marked progresses in people-centered reform

China makes marked progresses in people-centered reform

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