Chinese President Xi visits Hikvision, vows social reform


Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the Hikvision in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province

Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the role of reform in China’s adjustment to the “new normal,” saying reform is the recipe for development and China should stick to its strategies. Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made an inspection tour in Zhejiang from Monday to Wednesday. He was the province’s Party chief from 2002 to 2007.

“We are just beginning to understand the meaning of ‘new normal’,” said Xi, adding that efforts must be made to adapt to the “new normal” and strive to achieve stable, high-quality growth.

He urged Party and government officials at all levels to enhance problem-solving capabilities. He said Zhejiang, one of China’s richest provinces, can take a lead in building a moderately prosperous society.

Xi emphasized legal education for Party officials so that they do everything in accordance with law. The key to building the strength of the Party lies in fixing the problems of Party officials.

During his visit to Aoshan State Strategic Oil Reserve Base on Monday, Xi said it is important to strengthen management, develop the ability to detect hazards and respond quickly to an emergency to ensure the safety of the oil storage.

He also visited Changhong International Shipbuilding and Repair Co Ltd on Zhoushan Island and spoke highly of the company’s achievements. “As long as an enterprise has an eye for the market and an ability to leverage its resources such as capital, technology and manpower, it can grow strong in competition,” he said.

The president inspected military units in Zhejiang as well and urged the PLA troops to hone combat skills and eliminate corruption from their ranks. He praised local troops for their efforts to safeguard national security and contributing to local economic and social development.


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