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Friday, July 24 2020 - 17:30
CGTN: Xi Jinping Inspects NE China's Jilin Province
BEIJING, July 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of 
China Central Committee, on Wednesday inspected northeast China's Jilin 

Xi Jinping inspects NE China's Jilin Province 
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In Lishu County in Siping City, Xi visited the demonstration zone and farmers' 
cooperative at a green food raw material production base. He learned about the 
area's food production, protection and utilization of black soil, and how they 
are implementing large-scale agricultural mechanization.

In 2019, Jilin's total annual output edged up 2.45 billion kilograms to reach 
38.78 billion kilograms, with the net growth leading the country by 
constituting 41.2 percent of its total increase. 

Xi later visited Siping Battle Memorial Hall, where he relived the history of 
the revolution and paid respect to the revolutionary martyrs.

Looking back, Xi visited Jilin Province in July 2015 and September 2018, 

Read more: Xi stresses on revitalization of northeast China

Regional revitalization

In April 2016, China's central government rolled out new measures to revitalize 
the northeastern region, which had been struggling with industry decline, 
falling investment and daunting business environment. Reforms were carried out, 
with a series of supporting policies, leading to a streamlined administration 
and an improved business environment.

During his inspection to Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces in 2018, Xi 
called for "fresh efforts" to beef up the revitalization of northeastern China. 

To make it happen, Xi said the region should deepen reform to tackle 
contradictions, inspire innovation with strong dynamism, stick to the new 
development philosophy, enhance the advantages of green development, deeply 
integrate the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and make more efforts to improve 
people's livelihood.

He asked local governments to continue to support ecological construction, food 
production and enhance the advantages of green development. It is of vital 
importance to make full use of the unique resources and advantages of the 
northeastern region to promote the development of the local economy, he said.

Agricultural modernization

President Xi noted that farming modernization and food security should be key 
focal areas. 

In the work report delivered at the 19th CPC National Congress in 2017, he 
called issues related to agriculture, rural areas and farmers "fundamental to 
China as they directly concern the country's stability and our people's 

"Addressing these issues should have a central place on the work agenda of the 
Party, and we must prioritize the development of agriculture and rural areas," 
Xi said.

In a letter( 
to experts, teachers and students in over 50 agricultural colleges last year, 
Xi said China cannot become modernized without modernizing its agricultural 
sector and rejuvenating its rural areas, with science and technology playing a 
key role.

He asked agricultural experts to help farmers boost agricultural productivity 
and technological innovation, so as to improve people's living standards in 
rural China.  

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