Officials carry out extensive field research

BEIJING: Chinese officials at different levels, including top leaders and ministers, have been engaged in extensive research and studies of various fields this year, which experts said will help the nation secure a good start to its new modernization drive. The officials’ research tours included visits to shops, business areas and factories. They talked with domestic and foreign entrepreneurs to understand their difficulties, checked sewage discharge levels in rivers, and visited campuses, nursing homes and communities for the elderly to hear people’s concerns.
The fact-finding drive, launched by the Communist Party of China leadership last month, requires officials to get out of their offices to better understand situations on the ground, and to find solutions to pressing problems.
Experts said that carrying out research and studies in a down-to-earth manner — a long-cherished work method for the century-old CPC — will help the Party identify and solve problems hampering high-quality development in the new era.
President Xi Jinping conducted a four-day inspection trip to Guangdong province, long considered a pace setter for the country’s reform and opening-up, from April 10 to 13. On this trip, Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, set a new goal for the province — to be a trailblazer for the Chinese path to modernization.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item