China is striving to balance dynamic COVID-19 control and economic growth

During President Xi Jinping’s recent inspection of the Southwest of China Sichuan provincehe called for efforts to overcome difficulties in economic development and stressed that the dynamic zero-COVID-19 approach must be unswervingly maintained.

President Xi, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) started its inspection on Wednesday, visiting the cities of Meishan and Yibin.

Promote green agricultural development

Promoting agricultural modernization was highlighted when Xi visited Yongfeng Village. Relying on the advantages of the rice industry and technology, the village has built the largest pilot testing base of new varieties of rice in the province.

After learning about local efforts to promote high-level farmland development, boost grain production and promote rural revitalization, Xi said efforts are needed to strengthen the application and education of modern agricultural science and technology and to actively develop green, ecological and efficient agriculture.

“The Chinese have the confidence to hold the rice bowl firmly in our own hands,” he said, adding that it is important to ensure food security, especially grain production.

Protection of the ecological environment in the Yangtze River Basin

Protecting the environment was another focus of Xi’s inspection tour.

Protecting the ecological environment of the Yangtze River Basin is the prerequisite for promoting high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, Xi said while visiting Sanjiangkou, where the Jinsha and Minjiang Rivers flow into the Yangtze River.

The Yangtze River Economic Belt includes nine provinces and two municipalities, which account for over 40 percent of the country’s population and economic aggregate.

of China The top leadership has called for efforts to make the economic belt the country’s focus for green development, the main artery for smooth “dual circulation” of domestic and international markets, and the main force for high-quality economic development.

Ensuring people’s normal life and production

During the inspection, Xi also called for measures to facilitate graduate employment, promote scientific and technological innovation in enterprises, and improve the country’s capacity for independent innovation.

The President was deeply concerned about the rescue and treatment of the people injured in the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Ya’an of Sichuan on June 1st.

He urged local authorities to make reasonable arrangements for quake-affected residents, ensure supplies of basic necessities and make plans for recovery and reconstruction.

Speaking of recent floods and geological disasters in some parts Chinahe called for early emergency preparations to protect people’s lives and property. He also called for speedy rescue efforts after disasters to minimize loss and loss of property.


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