Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on east China’s Zhejiang Province to strive to write a new chapter in advancing China’s modernization. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during his inspection in Zhejiang on September 20-21.
Xi called on the province to focus on building a demonstration zone for common prosperity and become a key example, showcasing the strengths of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. During his trip, Xi visited cities including Jinhua and Shaoxing, where he inspected sites including the countryside, a commercial market, an exhibition hall and a cultural park.
On his way back to Beijing, Xi also visited the city of Zaozhuang in east China’s Shandong Province. On the morning of September 20, Xi inspected Lizu Village in Jinhua. There, he was delighted to learn that the village’s annual per capita income had reached 52,000 yuan ($7,250).
Lizu Village has achieved solid progress in promoting common prosperity, Xi noted, expressing hope that the village will make more efforts and achieve more results in advancing rural vitalization. “There is much to be explored and many things to be done to promote rural vitalization,” Xi told residents.
Later, Xi visited the Yiwu International Commercial Market in Jinhua, where he learned about the market’s operation and China-Europe freight trains. Xi called on the commercial market to contribute more to expansion at home and abroad, as well as to facilitate domestic and international economic flows.