Weekly Report 4|83 8.13.22-8.19.22
Xi Jinping visited cities in Liaoning province and delivered remarks on Chinese Civil War history, environmental protection and flood prevention, culture, technology and development, and urban life. (See Senior Leaders section)
On an inspection tour of the city of Shenzhen, Premier Li Keqiang discussed topics related to the economy and noted Shenzhen’s drastic transformation at the “front line” of reform and opening. (See Senior Leaders section)
People’s Daily began a series of Zhong Sheng (钟声) commentaries on US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, “The US Side’s Various Recent Fallacies Are Full of Bandit Logic.” (See Propaganda Work section)
The Whole Party Must Completely, Accurately, and Comprehensively Implement the New Development Concept
8.15 Qiushi published a speech titled “The Whole Party Must Completely, Accurately, and Comprehensively Implement the New Development Concept” delivered by Xi Jinping on 28 January, 2021 at the 27th Politburo Collective Study Session. Xi emphasized that 2021 was the first year of the 14th Five-Year Plan. Xi emphasized that the “new development concept” (新发展理念) is a “theoretical system” (理论体系). First, Xi stressed the importance of implementing the new development concept and emphasized that “for more than five years, I have repeatedly stressed that the whole Party should deeply recognize that innovation is the primary driving force for development.” Xi further emphasized that “opening up is the only path for the country’s prosperous development,” and that “innovative, coordinated, green, open, and shared development” concerns “deep changes to the country’s overall development.” Xi further stated that for central-level authorities, “it is necessary to provide guidance to the entire Party and country” through planning and design, macro-level guidance, policies and laws, financial investments, and work arrangements. Xi also stressed the importance of provinces focusing on their “advantageous areas” (优势领域), and noted for example, that “not everyone” has the conditions that would enable the development of “core technologies” (核心技术). Second, Xi emphasized the importance of people-centered development thinking. Referencing Karl Marx, Mao Zedong, and Deng Xiaoping, Xi outlined the importance of “common prosperity” (共同富裕) and stated that it is necessary to resolve problems related to regional and wealth inequality in addition to the urban-rural gap. Xi stated that it is important to plan more in areas such as “employment, income distribution, education, social security, medical care, housing, the elderly, and child support.” Xi further asserted that more attention should be devoted to rural, low-income areas.
Third, Xi emphasized the importance of “deepening reform and opening up.” Xi asserted that “only by comprehensively deepening reform can we better implement the new development concept, resolve challenges in development, bolster the vitality of development, and deeply cultivate advantageous development.” Xi also stated that since the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee, the main basis for reform in key areas has been established. Fourth, Xi stressed the importance of adhering to “systemic thinking” (系统观念). He stated that “complete, accurate, and comprehensive implementation of the new development concept needs coordination of domestic and international overall situations,” the Five-Sphere Integrated (五位一体) Plan, and the “four comprehensives” strategic arrangement (四个全面战略). Xi stated for example, that it is important to “coordinate the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” with “great changes unseen in a century” and “deeply recognize the effects a complicated international situation has had on the country.” Xi pointed out that the pandemic has caused uncertainty in economic and social development, and that it is important to grasp the job of “protecting against imported cases (外防输入) and domestic resurgences (内防反弹)” well. Xi stressed coordination of development and security, and noted that he had proposed the “ten adherences” (十个坚持) related to the implementation of the overall national security concept (总体国家安全观). Xi then stated that “when we plan for and promote development, we must use good foresight to anticipate all kind of risks and challenges,” and do a good job in confronting various “black swan” (黑天鹅) events and “gray rhino” (灰犀牛) incidents. Lastly, Xi emphasized the importance of looking at problems from a political perspective. Xi stated that “most important is dealing with various complex political relationships well and maintaining the correct political direction of the Party and the country’s undertakings.” Xi asserted that “the more complicated the situation and the more difficult the task,” the more important it is to “adhere to the Party’s comprehensive leadership and the centralized and unified leadership of the Central Committee.” Xi emphasized that “leading cadres at all levels, especially high-level cadres, should continuously elevate their political judgment (判断力), political perception (领悟力), and political administration (执行力) abilities.” Xi then highlighted the importance of responsibility, stating that if a problem emerges, it must be addressed and reported immediately and that cadres cannot “evade responsibility.” Finally, Xi stressed the importance of creating a “good societal environment” for the Party’s 100th anniversary.
Li Keqiang: In the Process of Achieving Economic Stability and Recovery, Large-Economy Provinces Should Be Responsible for Protecting Market Entities, Stabilizing Employment and Prices, and Guaranteeing Basic Livelihoods
8.16 Politburo Standing Committee Member and State Premier Li Keqiang (李克强) presided over a symposium in Shenzhen about the country’s economic situation for governors of “large-economy provinces” (经济大省). Li asserted that “under the strong leadership of the Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core,” departments in all locales have been able to “forcefully confront unexpectedly severe shocks to the economy in the second quarter.” Li stated that June saw the “stabilization and resurgence” (企稳回升) of the economy, while July saw similar trends despite “small fluctuations” (小幅波动). Li stated that “right now is the toughest point for returning to economic stability” and that it is necessary to use a sense of urgency to “consolidate the foundations for economic recovery and development.” Li then emphasized that it is necessary to “use Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics as guidance” and fully implement the new development concept, jointly coordinate pandemic prevention and socioeconomic development, implement pandemic prevention measures, stabilize the economy, and ensure that development is carried out safely. Li stressed that it is important to “persist in development as the foundation and key to solutions for all problems facing the country,” deeply implement an economic stabilization policy package, reasonably bolster macroeconomic policies for the new situation, promote reform and opening (改革开放), work to stabilize employment and prices, ensure the economy operates in a “reasonable interval,” and guarantee the basic livelihoods of people. Li then stressed that six provinces account for 45 percent of the country’s total economic output (经济总量), and that they constitute the “pillars” (顶梁柱) of the country’s economic development. These “large-economy provinces” should “bravely take the lead” and adopt “a key supporting role in stabilizing the economy.”
Li then referenced the implementation of an economic policy package that will stabilize the economy, maintain the vitality of market entities, ensure smooth logistical operations, and stabilize the supply and industrial chain. Next, Li noted that the four coastal provinces of the aforementioned six account for 60 percent of local contributions to the central government’s finances, and that they should “complete their mission of financial contributions.” Several objectives, such as balancing revenue and expenditure or ensuring grassroots wage payments, should also be achieved. Li stated further that only when “market entities are stable will the economy and employment be stable.” He noted that the six aforementioned provinces account for more than 40 percent of the country’s total employment. Li stated that it is necessary to help enterprises “rejuvenate vitality” and to stabilize the employment of local and migrant workers. Li also noted issues related to “sluggish demand” (需求不振), and stated that it was necessary to find methods to promote consumption in industries such as automobiles and real estate. He also addressed the importance of solving issues related to debt, and also stated that all areas should “accelerate the construction of full-fledged projects (成熟项目).” Li proceeded to state that a major “driving force” (动力) for the economy is “reform and opening,” and that it is important to “continue the courageous exploration of reforms.” Li noted that the six aforementioned provinces account for 60 percent of the country’s imports and exports in addition to foreign capital, and that “a higher level of opening up, and stabilized trade and foreign investment” will help realize “mutual benefit.” Politburo Member and Guangdong Party Secretary Li Xi (李希) and Guangdong Governor Wang Weizhong (王伟中) also delivered speeches at the symposium.
Li Keqiang: Dare to Explore on the Road of Reform and Opening, Pour New Energy into Stabilizing the Economy and Fulfilling Growth
8.16-17 On an inspection tour of the city of Shenzhen, Li Keqiang discussed topics including Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism With Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, implementing Central Committee and State Council deployments, new development thinking, jointly coordinating pandemic prevention and socioeconomic development, stabilizing a foundation for economic recovery, and stable growth and employment. He heard reports on “widespread entrepreneurship and innovation” (大众创业万众创新) policy in the city and visited an entrepreneurship park, where he expressed that the development of venture capital funds should be supported and start-ups should be aided in their initial phase, encouraged start-ups to be daring and ambitious while keeping one foot on the ground, and called for more platforms and support for widespread entrepreneurship. Visiting the Yantian Port (盐田港), Li noted its importance for southern China’s shipping, its relatively high proportion of trade to and from developed countries, and the importance of unobstructed shipping and stable industrial and supply chains; called for further development of the port for international container shipping; and stressed that reform and opening is a basic national policy, so regardless of changes in the international situation, China would continue to expand opening up, make better use of resources of both the domestic and international markets, raise its economic competitiveness, and realize mutual benefits.
Li heard reports on employment in Shenzhen and Guangdong province, including remarks from BYD Company’s leadership on the company’s high employment numbers while visiting the company. He noted that the development of enterprises would increase employment opportunity, called for financial support to both medium, small, and individual-run companies and to large private enterprises, and stressed that policy support would regard state-owned, private, foreign, and joint-venture enterprises equally. Li noted that Shenzhen had drastically transformed at the “front line” of reform and opening, and that the city and Guangdong province must continue to lead reform and opening, shoulder economic responsibility, and thereby contribute to national development. He stressed that while the government had placed a high responsibility on Guangdong, it would provide corresponding support, saying that financial tools would support full-fledged projects that would be effective and beneficial to the province’s long-term development. Noting that Guangdong was an important site of employment, Li said that the government would not increase social insurance fees for market entities this year and would work to stabilize employment, including for migrant workers from outside the province.
Li also visited Lianhuashan Park to lay flowers at a statue of Deng Xiaoping. His inspection tour was accompanied by State Councilor and former Minister of Finance Xiao Jie (肖捷), Politburo Member and Guangdong Party Secretary Li Xi (李希), and Guangdong Governor Wang Weizhong (王伟中).
Xi Jinping: Show Greater Responsibility and Achievements in the Revitalization of the Northeast in the New Era, Fight to Launch a New Phase of Liaoning’s Revitalization and Development
8.16-17 Xi Jinping visited Jinzhou (锦州) and Shenyang (沈阳) in Liaoning province, accompanied by Liaoning Party Secretary Zhang Guoqing (张国清) and Governor Li Lecheng (长李乐). On 16 August, Xi visited Jinzhou’s Liaoning-Shenyang Campaign (辽沈战役) Museum, where he noted that the campaign had demonstrated Mao Zedong and the revolutionary generation’s strategic insights, that the Chinese Civil War had also been the Party’s war for hearts and minds, and that major campaigns of the war had relied on civilian support. He stressed the importance of the Party maintaining “flesh and blood ties” (血肉联系) with the masses as the key to its strength and the importance of ongoing, regularized study of Party history for all members. Meeting with elderly veterans and the relatives of “revolutionary martyrs,” Xi praised the contribution and sacrifice of the people of the northeast in the Civil War, postwar construction of “New China,” and the Korean War (抗美援朝战争). He praised China’s progress through decades of “bitter struggle”; stressed the importance of realizing the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” (中华民族伟大复兴); called for local party committees and government to care for elderly veterans and martyrs’ relatives; and emphasized that the “red gene” (红色基因) must be passed to future generations through telling historical stories well.
Xi then visited Jinzhou’s Donghu Forest Park, where he inspected local environmental protection and restoration efforts and emphasized the economic benefits of preserving the northeast’s natural environment and the importance of “green development thinking.” He heard reports on the effects of and the government response to flooding in the province, expressed his concern for the people affected, and issued relevant guidance. Xi next visited Donghu Culture Square, where he expressed that “Chinese-style modernization” (中国式现代化) means common prosperity for everyone and the modernization of material and spiritual civilization (including the enrichment of Chinese traditional culture, “red culture,” and “advanced socialist culture”). He stressed that the Central Committee was highly concerned with the northeast’s revitalization and had enacted a strategy to this effect, expressed his optimism for these efforts, and praised the city of Jinzhou and its residents.
On 17 August, after visiting senior military officers in Shenyang to convey the Central Committee and Central Military Commission’s regards, Xi toured Shenyang’s Siasun Robot & Automation Company (新松机器人自动化股份有限公司). He viewed the company’s production and operations, learned about innovations in the automation field, and watched robotics testing. After a discussion with workshop employees on progress with key issues related to core technologies, he praised Siasun as a demonstration of “China speed and China’s level” (中国速度、中国水平). Addressing company staff, Xi emphasized the Chinese government’s focus on autonomous innovation, fostering innovation, and upgrading national industry to transform China from a “large-economy country” (经济大国) to a “strong economy” (经济强国) and “strong manufacturing country” (制造强国). He called for continued openness despite backsliding economic globalization and the rise of protectionism. He also called for the construction of the “new development pattern” (新发展格局) primarily based on domestic circulation while including the mutual benefits of domestic and international dual circulation (双循环). Xi stressed the importance of promoting technological self-reliance by gaining control of critical technologies and the equipment manufacturing industry.
Finally, Xi visited community sites in the city’s Huanggu (皇姑) District such as a party-masses service center (党群服务中心) and an elder services center, where he discussed issues such as grassroots party-building, public services, and other topics related to daily life. He visited a family’s apartment, where the family expressed to him that varied issues related to their housing and community had all been resolved. In his final remarks to neighborhood residents, Xi stressed the Party’s dedication to improving the lives of the people and called for improvements to people’s basic living conditions through measures such as remodeling outdated neighborhoods and improving public utilities. He also noted China’s aging population and the importance of providing care facilities and services for them; the importance of the physical, spiritual, and mental health of youth and the need for them to have peaceful home lives and neighborhood after-school activities; and the importance of grassroots and community work, calling for more resources to be directed to neighborhoods.
Zhong Sheng: The US Side’s Various Recent Fallacies Are Full of Bandit Logic
People’s Daily began a series of Zhong Sheng (钟声) commentaries on US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
16 August’s commentary was titled “Who After All Is Deliberately Provoking and Creating a Crisis?” It argued that US efforts to blame China for the escalation of tensions over Taiwan, “look for a pretext to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait,” and “slander and smear” China’s response had “further revealed its true face as the biggest destroyer of peace in the Taiwan Strait and biggest troublemaker for regional stability.” The commentary rejected US claims that China was “overreacting” or provocative, saying its acts of “legitimate self-defense” came after US provocation against China’s core interests in spite of China’s repeated warnings. It claimed more than 170 countries had reaffirmed their commitment to the one-China principle and expressed their support for China’s position over the US position. The commentary concluded that the United States “cannot escape its culpability for provoking an escalation in the tensions in the Taiwan Strait and undermining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.”
17 August’s commentary, “Who After All Is Changing the Status Quo (现状) in the Taiwan Strait?,” asserted that Pelosi’s visit had been a “serious provocation that changed the status quo in Taiwan Strait” since “the one-China principle is the clear definition of the status quo” and the visit had “gone against’ this principle. It rejected US arguments that Beijing was the one attempting to change the status quo, stressing that Pelosi’s visit had violated the status quo as she is “the US government’s number three figure,” has called her trip an “official visit,” and has “publicly made a false and unwarranted declaration that China’s Taiwan region is a ‘country.’” It also accused the United States of continually “writing off, hollowing out, and distorting the one-China principle,” referencing the “so-called ‘Taiwan Relations Act’ and ‘Six Assurances.’” The commentary said that China had “no choice but to adopt countermeasures” against US “provocations” and “US-Taiwan collusion.” It concluded that the United States should “effectively implement its commitments not to support ‘Taiwan independence’ and not to seek to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.”
18 August’s commentary, “Who After All Is Escalating the Tense Situation in the Taiwan Strait?,” asserted that Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan trip had “directly led to an escalation of tensions in the Taiwan Strait” and that Chinese countermeasures had been necessary. It claimed Pelosi had “insisted on scuttling to Taiwan to create a crisis” despite China’s opposition and the international community’s concerns. The commentary accused “some forces in the United States” of “attempting to delay the process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and plotting to ‘use Taiwan to contain China.’” It also accused the United States of “not only not opposing but also overtly and covertly (明里暗里) instigating” Speaker Pelosi’s advocacy for not allowing China to isolate Taiwan, her “false and unwarranted declaration that China’s Taiwan region is a ‘country,’” and “some ‘Taiwan independence’ elements’” claim that “Taiwan is a so-called ‘sovereign and independent country.’” It countered US criticism of China’s military exercises by stating that the “whole world” should “condemn” the United States due to its “hundreds of military exercises” in “waters near China” every year, its frequent dispatch of military aircraft and vessels to these same waters, and its responsibility for initiating the majority of global armed conflicts in recent decades. The commentary objected to US attempts to “link the current situation in the Taiwan Strait to the Ukraine crisis” and “internationalize the Taiwan issue,” adding that the “crisis” in the Taiwan Strait shows that the United States “did not draw a lesson” from the “Ukraine crisis.”
19 August’s commentary, “Who After All Is Thwarting Communication and Undermining Cooperation?,” asserted that China’s countermeasures against Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, including the suspension of several dialogues, are “completely reasonable, appropriate, and proportionate.” It countered US claims that China is being “irrational” and “irresponsible” by stating that the United States had “created the crisis” on one hand and is now talking about “managing the crisis” on the other hand. It emphasized that “communication requires sincerity” and “the Taiwan issue… is the core of China’s core interests.” It noted that China had warned there would be consequences for Pelosi’s visit, and so US surprise over the suspension of dialogue is an “affected (惺惺作态) performance” meant to “obscure the facts” (混淆视听). The commentary objected to US claims that China’s suspension of climate change cooperation “punishes the whole world,” arguing that many countries support China’s position on Taiwan and the United States “fundamentally does not represent the whole world.”
Qiushi Editorial Department: The Only Way for China to Develop and Grow in [the] New Era
8.15 Qiushi’s Editorial Department published an article which highlighted the importance of Xi Jinping’s New Development Concept in the New Era since the 18th Party Congress, as well as five key requirements Xi set out for implementing the new development concept (hereafter NDC). The article quoted Xi as saying that the NDC is a “systematic, theoretical system that answers a series of theoretical and practical questions about [the] purpose, driving force, method, and path of development,” and “clarifies major political issues including [the CCP’s] political stance, value orientation, development model, and development path.” The article stated that the “great political, theoretical, and practical significance” of this concept “fully demonstrates [the] Party’s profound understanding of the laws of socioeconomic development.” Citing “profound and complex changes in the development environment and conditions” that China has faced since the 18th Party Congress, the article lauded Xi Jinping’s “outstanding political wisdom and extraordinary theoretical courage” in combining Marxist political economy with China’s development practices in the New Era. The article then listed a series of five requirements to implement the NDC, taken from a Xi Jinping speech recently published in Qiushi (see above).
First, the Party must “firmly implement” the NDC. The NDC must be “fully grasped, accurately understood, and fully implemented” throughout every part of the socioeconomic development process, and the Party must “grasp the main contradiction and the main aspects of the contradiction” while paying attention to the “five great concepts” (五大理念: innovation 创新, coordination 协调, green 绿色, open 开放, and shared [development] 共享). Second, the Party must implement “people-centered development thinking.” Xi emphasized common prosperity as an “essential requirement of socialism,” and stressed solving regional, urban-rural, and income disparities. He also called for making plans for employment, income distribution, education, social security, medical care, housing, elder care , and child support. Third, the Party must continue deepening reform and opening up. Specific requirements include building a new development pattern; adhering to a “problem orientation” (问题导向); focusing on key areas such as enhancing innovation capabilities, promoting balanced development, improving the ecological environment, raising the “level of openness” (开放水平), and promoting shared development and other key areas; introducing reform plans more accurately; and improving institutional systems more comprehensively.
Fourth, the Party must adhere to systemic thinking (系统观念). To do so, Xi called for “coordination of domestic and international overall situations, coordinating the Five-Sphere Integrated (五位一体) Plan and the ‘four comprehensives’ (四个全面) strategic arrangement, and emphasizing the ‘three overall plans’ (三个统筹).” These three plans include coordinating the overall strategy of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nationand “changes unseen in a century”; concentrating on running one’s own affairs well and actively participating in global governance to “create a good environment for domestic development”; and coordinating epidemic prevention and control with socioeconomic development, while also not relaxing in the work of “protecting against imported cases (外防输入) and domestic resurgences (内防反弹).” Additionally, Xi called for preparations for “black swan” (黑天鹅) and “grey rhino” (灰犀牛) events and continuous enhancement of “development security.” Fifth, the Party “must be good at looking at problems politically” (从政治上看问题). With this requirement, Xi called for strengthening the overall leadership of the Party, being adept at observing and analyzing socioeconomic issues from a political perspective, and “earnestly implementing” the decisions of the Central Committee. Xi called for leaders and cadres at all levels, “especially senior cadres,” to “continuously improve their political judgment, political comprehension, and political implementation”; “clearly understand the ‘big picture and fundamental interests of the country’ (国之大者)”; “embody the implementation of the spirit of the Central Committee” in their work; and be “duty-bound to defend one’s country (守土有责), responsible for defending one’s country (守土负责), and doing one’s duty to defend one’s country (守土尽责).”
United Front Work
Principle-Setting Meeting for National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Members Held in Beijing, Wang Yang Attends and Gives Speech
8.17 The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee held its 2022 annual chairpersons’ meeting and members’ principle-setting meeting (务虚会)in Beijing, which Politburo Standing Committee Member and CPPCC Chair Wang Yang (汪洋) presided over and spoke at. The meeting studied Xi Jinping’s thought on strengthening and improving the work of the CPPCC, incorporated findings of its “look back” (回头看) on the progress of implementing the spirit of the Central Conference on CPPCC Work, and “conducted exchanges and discussions on summarizing the achievements of the CPPCC’s practice, theory, and system innovation in the new era.” The meeting highlighted new achievements in “serving the modernization of national governance” and “strengthening the unity of the Chinese [nation’s] sons and daughters [around the globe].” The “look back” (回头看) work was touted as a way to “gather consensus through consultation” and “solidify unity through consensus,” so as to allow the CPPCC to “better become a stronghold for upholding and strengthening the Party’s leadership in various tasks.” The article further highlighted the Party’s “innovative theory of ‘unity education’ (团结教育)” as an “important platform for guiding representatives of all ethnic groups and all walks of life” and an “important channel for resolving conflicts and building consensus on the basis of common ideology and politics.” Lastly, the meeting called for promoting the in-depth development of “specialized consultative institutions” (专门协商机构), as well as making greater contributions to comprehensively building a modern socialist nation and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Third Conference on Partnerships to Support Tibet Held, Wang Yang Gives Speech
8.18 Politburo Standing Committee Member and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Chair Wang Yang (汪洋) addressed the Third Conference on Partnerships to Support Tibet (对口支援西藏工作). The meeting was chaired by United Front Work Department Head You Quan (尤权) and included participants from 17 partnered provinces and cities; relevant central departments, central state-owned enterprises, and financial institutions; and the Tibet Autonomous Region and neighboring autonomous Tibetan prefectures and counties (涉藏州县) receiving aid under the program. Wang noted the program was an example of “[some] who get rich first helping [others] to get rich later” (先富帮后富) and important to common prosperity. He stressed implementation of the spirit of the 7th Central Conference on Tibet Work, the Party’s strategy for governing Tibet in the new era, seeking progress while maintaining stability (稳中求进), “forging a firm consciousness of Chinese communal [identity]” (铸牢中华民族共同体意识), and enacting long-term and pragmatic policies to resolve “deep-seated contradictions and problems influencing the long-term peace and order and high-quality development of Tibet,” among other exhortations. Wang praised the program’s successes and growth, saying it had helped recipient areas with socioeconomic development, ethnic unity, the anti-poverty campaign, and establishment of a moderately prosperous society. Wang then listed aspects of the “new phase” of aid to Tibet, including a greater emphasis on “widespread [inter-ethnic] dealings, communication, and integration (交往交流交融),” education in Chinese communal identity and patriotic education, organization of more study tours of “inland” (内地) China for young and grassroots cadres in areas receiving aid, and the improvement of employment, entrepreneurial, and living conditions for ethnic minorities outside Tibetan regions. He stressed the importance of focusing on the people’s livelihoods, resolving issues and concerns of the masses, consolidating the results of the anti-poverty campaign, rural revitalization, and ensuring that benefits to the “grassroots masses” are direct, widespread, and long-term. Wang also noted the need for advancing industry and employment, better planning of industry and programs, ecological preservation, infrastructure construction, and marketing of local specialty products. He called for various improvements to the efficacy and organization of aid to Tibet, such as better management of cadre talent, strengthening the Party’s leadership of relevant work, and improving evaluation mechanisms for the program.
International Liaison Work
8.16 CCP International Department (CCP/ID) Deputy Head Guo Yezhou (郭业洲) hosted a virtual China-Denmark Seminar on Common Prosperity and Green Transition, attended by Director General of the Danish Energy Agency Kristoffer Böttzauw, Danish Climate Ambassador Tomas Anker Christensen, PRC Ambassador to Denmark Feng Tie (冯铁), and Ambassador of Denmark to the PRC, Thomas Østrup Møller. 8.18 CCP/ID Head Liu Jianchao (刘建超) and Guo Yezhou met with the envoys of Pacific Island nations to the PRC.
8.17 Sun Maoli (孙茂利) was appointed Deputy Minister of Public Security.
8.17 Wang Dongwei (王东伟) was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance.
8.17 Zhu Chengqing (朱程清) was appointed Deputy Minister of Water Resources.
8.17 Xu Jia’ai (徐加爱) was appointed Deputy Minister of Emergency Management.
8.17 Pan Xianzhang (潘贤掌) was appointed Deputy Director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.