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China, Australia can jointly build competitive new energy industrial, supply chains: Chinese premier




China, Australia can jointly build competitive new energy industrial, supply chains: Chinese premier

2024-06-19 20:30 Last Updated At:22:47

China and Australia can jointly build competitive industrial and supply chains in the new energy sector, Chinese Premier Li Qiang said on Tuesday in Perth, Australia.

Li made the remarks when visiting Tianqi Lithium Kwinana Pty Ltd and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) and its Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) in the Australian city of Perth, accompanied by Australian Minister for Resources Madeleine King and Premier of Western Australia Roger Cook.

During his visit to the company, Li listened to Tianqi Lithium's executives introducing its operation, and toured the lithium concentrate warehouse and product packaging workshop.

China and Australia could leverage their complementary advantages and tap into their respective potentials to build competitive new energy industrial and supply chains as China's new energy vehicle and lithium battery industries possess technical expertise while Australia is rich in lithium and other critical minerals, Li said.

Li noted that the potential industrial and supply chains, on the basis of mutual benefit, could serve the low-carbon development of both countries and contribute to the global green transition as well.

He expressed the hope that Tianqi Lithium would continue to give back to the local community and benefit local people's livelihoods, and that Australia would continue to provide a favorable business environment for Chinese enterprises to invest and operate.

At the FFI, Li listened to the introduction of the group's leaders and visited a hydrogen-powered haul truck, a liquid hydrogen mobile refueler, and a cell electric locomotive that the group develops.

Li noted that green and low-carbon transition has become a major trend in global economic development in recent years, adding that Fortescue's active transformation into a green energy and resources company is highly compatible with China's unwavering commitment to developing green industries.

He also expressed his hope that Fortescue would play an active role in the process of China-Australia green development cooperation.

China will continue to promote high-level opening-up, further expand market access, and create a market-oriented and internationalized business environment that is first-class and based on the rule of law for enterprises from Australia and other countries to invest and operate, said the Chinese premier.

China welcomes more Australian enterprises to invest in China and take root in China to promote the continuous development of China-Australia relations, he added.

Also on Tuesday, Li held a meeting with Cook, during which he said the economies of China and Western Australia are highly complementary, and enjoy large-scale, high-level cooperation, making a model of local and practical cooperation between China and Australia.

It is hoped that Western Australia will deepen and expand cooperation with China in energy and mineral resources, agriculture and husbandry, green and low-carbon industries, and scientific and technological innovation, and continue to provide a good business environment for Chinese enterprises, he added.

As an important trading partner of China, Western Australia is proud of its outstanding cooperation with China and willing to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with China, establish more direct flights, and promote bilateral cooperation to achieve more fruitful results, said Cook.

China, Australia can jointly build competitive new energy industrial, supply chains: Chinese premier

China, Australia can jointly build competitive new energy industrial, supply chains: Chinese premier

China, Australia can jointly build competitive new energy industrial, supply chains: Chinese premier

China, Australia can jointly build competitive new energy industrial, supply chains: Chinese premier

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China makes marked progresses in people-centered reform

2024-07-15 23:18 Last Updated At:07-16 01:17

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

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