Xi highlights new uplift pattern to meet needs

BEIJING: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has stressed the need to accelerate the establishment of a new pattern of development with stronger steps to boost domestic demand, enhance self-reliance in science and technology and expand opening-up.
While presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the 20th CPC Central Committee on Tuesday, Xi said that this is the only way in which China can consolidate the foundations of its economic development and enhance the security and stability of its development.
The fostering of a new pattern of development is a must if the nation is to enhance its strength to survive, compete, develop and sustain amid all sorts of predictable and unpredictable storms and high winds so as to ensure that the process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will not be delayed or interrupted, and the goal of building China into a great modern socialist country will be realized, he said.
Analysts said that Xi’s remarks, which were delivered three months after the conclusion of the 20th CPC National Congress and a month ahead of the annual session of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, charted the course for the nation’s post-COVID recovery and growth for the years to come.
During discussions with senior officials from the Political Bureau— the Party’s 24-member leadership body — Xi said that a good job must be done in coordinating the expansion of domestic demand and supply-side structural reform, in order to achieve a more desirable dynamic balance between supply and demand and achieve a virtuous cycle of economic development.
Among the senior officials who spoke at the session were Yin Li, Chen Jining and Huang Kunming — the Party secretaries of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong province, respectively — as well as He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission.
Xi called for steps to establish and refine long-term mechanisms to expand consumer spending so that it takes place in an environment in which people have stable incomes and they can spend without worries, and they are willing to spend if the consumption environment is good and they have a strong sense of gain.
The nation must scale up its investment in high-tech sectors and strategic emerging industries and continue to stimulate private investment, he said. Xi called for quicker steps in ensuring self-reliance in science and technology, in order to prevent containment by foreign countries.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item