Xi underlines building professional forces at key meeting on public security
President Xi Jinping urged the nation’s public security forces to fulfill their responsibilities and missions in the new era to cr
eate a safe and stable social environment that enables people to feel an even stronger sense of security.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Cent
ral Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark at a t
wo-day national conference on public security work, which concluded in Beijing on Wednesday.
He called for building highly professional public security forces that are loyal to the Pa
rty, serve the people, promote impartiality in law enforcement and remain disciplined.
Under the new historical conditions, public security departments must
adhere to the overall national security outlook and a people-centered approach, Xi said.
various social conflicts, and said efforts must be made to address legitimate and lawful concerns to safeguard public int
erests, and also guide the public in voicing their concerns in a law-based manner to maintain social order.
Strong pressure must be maintained to crack down on crimes such as organized gang activity, violent and terroristic cri
mes, as well as those related to fraud, robbery, food and drug safety, and environmental protection, Xi said.
Calling social fairness and justice a lifeline for judicial and law enforcement work, Xi called for improving the mec
hanism of the use of power in law enforcement as well as the supervision over such powers.
Efforts should be made to help the public feel fairness and justice in every case, Xi said.
He also urged public security staff to improve their work so that human rights can be guarant
eed while crime is fought, and fairness can be ensured while efficiency of law enforcement is pursued.
hina will undertake key measures to further integrate the country’s rural and urban areas
and encourage the transfer and free flow of people and resources throughout the nation.
Measures include relaxing hukou (household registration) barri
ers, reforming zoning regulations for rural and residential land, marketing collective land
in rural areas for development purposes and increasing infrastructure spending in the countryside.
Experts said the new plan, announced by the Communist Party of China Ce
ntral Committee and the State Council late on Sunday, is aimed at helping realize steady progr
ess in rural revitalization, driving up the process of urbanization and further boosting the economy.
China has a three-step plan. First, it will initially build a framework an
d mechanism for integrated development of urban and rural areas, and gradually rem
ove limits on hukou registration in cities by 2022. Second, it will bring about an improved framewo
rcrowding and rampant construction plaguing cities, and the development of cities will also offer unique ways to bring about rural revitalization,” Chen said.
“As restrictions on hukou will gradually be removed, cities need to be well-prepared to offer
accommodation and employment opportunities, and allow children of migrant workers to have equal access to education,” Chen added.
China has made steady progress in urbanization, as the ranks of permanent urban r
esidents stood at 831 million at the end of 2018, up 17.9 million from the previous year, said the National Bureau of Statistics.
Last month, the National Development and Reform Commission said it
plans to increase the urbanization rate by at least 1 percentage point by the end of this year.
Shen Chi, vice-director of the China Center for Urban Development, said the government’s new
plan will help foster high-quality and sustainable economic development across the nation.
“Relaxing the hukou policy will be a key step in promoting the free flow of labor across
the nation,” Shen said. “A systematic consideration and arrangement of the integratio
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Sarah Daley, a student at the University of Virginia, has deep connectio
ns with China. She spent the summer of 2018 teach
ing English in Hebei province and has a younger sister who was adopted from China in 2009. Both experiences left
her with positive impressions of Chinese people and long-lasting friendships.
Those connections led to Daley being honored by the Chinese embassy
in the United States during an award ceremony in Washington on Saturday, after she sha
red her stories with the world through an event hosted by the embassy and China Daily.
eggs” and “draining the lake to get the fish” has reached a dead end, Xi said.
“We should protect the ecological environment as we pro
tect our own eyes, and treat the environment as we treat our own lives,” he said.
The president, who has advocated building a community with a shared future
for mankind, also brings an international perspective to environmental protection.
“In the face of environmental challenges, all countries are in a community with inter
linked destinies, and no country is immune,” Xi said at the opening ceremony.
The exhibition attracted more than 110 countries and internati
onal organizations, as well as more than 120 unofficial exhibitors.
About 10 heads of state and prime ministers attended the opening ceremony.
The ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing is all about gar
dening, but it doesn’t shy away from high technology that improves visitors’ experience.
To provide visitors with information services, ticket purchasing, parking, travel routes, introductions to scenic sp
ots, medical services, performance arrangements and traveling tips, a mobile phone app called Expo 2019 was developed.
It’s like having a tour guide at hand, said Guo Ziliang, an official at the Beijing World Horticultural Expo Coordination Bureau, the expo’s organizer.
“The app shows people how to conveniently and efficiently make their way through the park,” he said. “It also helps improve the park’s reception capacity.”
The 162-day expo, from April 29 to Oct 7, is expected to receive a total of 16 million visitors.
The app, available in bilingual versions-English and Chinese-can be downloaded for free from online app stores.
s landmarks of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing China, the China Pavilion and the Intern
ational Pavilion are attracting large numbers of visitors thanks to their unique designs and functions.
Covering an area of 5 square kilometers, the expo is being held in the capital’s Yanqing district.
Following the ancient wisdom of the Chinese people, the China Pavilion takes the sh
ape of a green building that can “breathe” and has “life”, as described on the exhibition’s official website.
Core portions of the pavilion are composed of terraced fi
elds. Functions of both irrigation and insulation are at play, and
the fields help reduce energy consumption of the building while also offering heating or cooling functions.
versity of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, in the United States, said Xi
wants to convey a specific message: that China sees the BRI as a method by which it can make
a substantial and permanent contribution to lasting peace, common security and global prosperity.
“While some Westerners may scoff at the impact they think the BRI m
ay have on these issues, Xi genuinely sees the BRI as a global development project and will cont
inue to wholeheartedly put China’s money, resources and energies into this project,” he said.
Chen Weihua in Brussels, Bo Leung in London, Zhao Huanxin in Washington, Edith Muteth
ya in Nairobi and Chen Yingqun in Beijing contributed to this story.The profits of China’s major indu
strial firms surged by 13.9 percent in March, a drastic rebound compared to the 14-percent decline in January-Febru
ary period, official data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Saturday.
ld shoulder the historical responsibility of leading the people in realizing national indep