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Xi stresses advancing reform, opening-up with greater resolve

Updated: Oct 16,2020 10:12 AM    Xinhua

GUANGZHOU — President Xi Jinping has demanded greater resolve in advancing the country's reform and opening-up at a higher starting point toward further success.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during an inspection tour in South China's Guangdong province this week.

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits Chaozhou Three-Circle (Group) Co Ltd to learn about its research on key technologies in Chaozhou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xi inspected work related to coordinating regular epidemic control with economic and social development, the deepening of reform and opening-up, as well as the planning of economic and social development during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25).

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, speaks with the crowd in the old downtown area in Shantou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xi visited local cultural and historical landmarks, including an ancient bridge, an old gate tower and a street lined with memorial archways, in the city of Chaozhou on Oct 12.

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits an ancient bridge to check the restoration and protection of cultural relics and the development of cultural and tourism resources in Chaozhou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Hailing the city's culture as an important part of the Chinese culture, Xi called Chaozhou's intangible cultural heritage represented by the region's embroidery, porcelain, wood carving, sculpture, opera, tea and cuisine precious treasures of the Chinese culture.

He stressed better protection of the city's heritage, noting that proactive efforts should be made to train inheritors of the intangible cultural legacy.

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, waves to people while visiting a street lined with ancient memorial archways in Chaozhou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

During his trip, Xi also visited local shops and talked with salespersons and customers, inquiring about the resumption of business.

Xi urged strict implementation of regular COVID-19 containment measures, calling for joint efforts to vanquish the epidemic.

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, speaks with people while visiting a street lined with ancient memorial archways in Chaozhou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits Chaozhou Three-Circle (Group) Co Ltd to learn about the company's indigenous innovation, production, and operation in Chaozhou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xi later visited Chaozhou Three-Circle (Group) Co Ltd, a leading manufacturer of electronic components and advanced materials, to learn about the company's indigenous innovation and its research on key technologies.

"Now we are undergoing major changes unseen in a century, and we need to take the road of self-reliance on a higher level," said Xi.

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, speaks with staff members while visiting Chaozhou Three-Circle (Group) Co Ltd in Chaozhou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

During a visit to Shantou on Oct 13, Xi urged the city to promote reform and opening-up at a higher starting point and keep abreast with others in the development of special economic zones in the new era.

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, learns about Shantou's history of opening as a port and its development as a special economic zone at a cultural exhibition hall in Shantou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xi also visited a museum of correspondence from overseas Chinese, where he said the Shantou Special Economic Zone (SEZ) should guide and encourage overseas Chinese to play bigger roles in supporting and participating in China's modernization, promoting Chinese culture, facilitating peace and unity of the country and deepening exchanges and cooperation between China and the world.

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, learns about the history of overseas Chinese people from Chaozhou and Shantou and neighboring areas caring about and supporting the construction of their motherland and hometown at a museum of correspondence from overseas Chinese, in Shantou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, waves to the crowd while walking along a street in the old downtown areas in Shantou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, talks with local people while walking along a street in the old downtown areas in Shantou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Talking with residents and tourists at an old downtown area in Shantou, Xi said on the 40th anniversary of the SEZs, his visit to Shantou SEZ is a statement to both China and the international community that the CPC will lead the Chinese people in unswervingly following the path of reform and opening-up, working hard to advance socialist modernization, and striving to realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, speaks with the crowd in the old downtown area in Shantou, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

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