About four years have passed from February 2018 when the Spring Festival was drawing near to June 2022 in midsummer.
Sichuan welcomed the inspection of General Secretary Xi Jinping again. It reflects General Secretary's deep concern for the land and people of Sichuan.
About four years ago, he visited Sichuan's lofty Daliang Mountain, beautiful Yingxiu Town, flourishing Tianfu New Area and Zhanqi Village in rapid development. This June, he inspected the province's Dongpo District, Yibin Sanjiang New Area along the Yangtze River, and Sansu Shrine. At every place mentioned above, General Secretary Xi Jinping stopped to ponder over their current situation before expressing his expectations and requirements.
He urged Sichuan to implement China's new development philosophy, proactively serve and integrate into the new development paradigm, and vigorously make contributions to the new journey toward a modern socialist country. He also gave important instructions to Sichuan on how to further advance the governance and vitalization of the province, which provoked an active response among cadres and the masses in the province.
Sichuan will bear the instructions in mind and endeavor to complete related tasks. All of the province's cadres and the masses showed their dogged determination to live up to General Secretary Xi Jinping's expectations and turn the blueprint drawn up by him into reality through proactive action and unremitting efforts.
Uphold the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics with full confidence
Over the years, General Secretary Xi Jinping's love and concern for the land of Sichuan and the locals touched the 91 million people in the province deeply. All the people expressed their willingness to forge ahead while keeping the love and concern in mind by proactively supporting the Party's decision to establish Comrade Xi Jinping's core position on the CPC Central Committee and in the Party as a whole and define the guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as well as by upholding the core position of the General Secretary on the CPC Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and upholding the CPC Central Committee's authority and its centralized, unified leadership.
Liu Chao, born after 1985, serves as First Secretary of Yongfeng Village and Deputy Secretary of the CPC Taihe Town Committee, Dongpo District, Meishan City. On June 9, he could hardly contain his excitement when looking back a face-to-face meeting with General Secretary Xi Jinping the day before.
"General Secretary Xi Jinping always bears the well-being of the people in mind. He inspected our village to learn about such information as improvement of the living environment and primary-level medical and health services. He also asked me in detail about my study and work experience, and family information, which encouraged me to firmly and confidently lead the villagers to a better life," said Liu Chao with light in his eyes.
During the inspection, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited many places, including the fields, the area beside the Yangtze River, cultural relic protection sites and corporate workshops. Inspired by General Secretary Xi Jinping's visit to Sichuan this June, the whole province is steeped in the confidence in and motivation for firmly following the direction set by him to further advance the governance and vitalization of the province.
At Sanhe Village History Museum in Sanchahe Town, Zhaojue County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, a picture is prominently displayed in the preface hall, which depicts General Secretary Xi Jinping and the local Yi people sitting around an indoor fire pit. "In recent years, Sanhe Village have recorded important changes and progress thanks to the guidance and concern of General Secretary Xi Jinping," said Li Kai, First Secretary of the village. The local villagers who lived under the poverty line have achieved a nearly fivefold increase in per capita net income, and the once impoverished village have become known as a civilized village featuring a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
Poverty elimination is never the end, but the starting point of a better life and new goals. During his inspection in Yongfeng Village on June 8, General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed, "The local authorities should strive for stronger primary-level Party organizations and lead the locals to advance rural revitalization after overcoming poverty." Encouraged by these words, First Secretary Li Kai said, "We will continue strengthening Party branch construction and boosting industries, with a view to leading the people to become rich and achieving common prosperity."
Inside the Sansu Shrine, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out we should respect the excellent traditional Chinese culture in the history of about five thousand years and foster stronger confidence in culture.
"General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions have strengthened our confidence in continuing to spare no effort to carry forward the Chinese culture." The relevant person in charge of the Publicity Department of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee said that in recent years, Sichuan has made breakthroughs in the cultural inheritance and innovation project of historical celebrities and selected 20 historical celebrities in Sichuan including Su Shi. More than 30 excellent literary and artistic works were created, publications under over 120 themes were released, and a number of activities such as the Dongpo Cultural Festival were held. They have been recognized and favored by the general public, including young people. In the next step, Sichuan will follow the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping, strengthen the protection and utilization of important cultural and natural heritage, and intangible cultural heritage, deepen the research, interpretation and creative transformation of excellent traditional culture, and tell the story of Chinese culture in Sichuan. In this way, a strong social atmosphere for the transmission of Chinese civilization can be created.
Chen Yongsheng, captain of the Fishery Supervision Detachment of the Yibin City Agricultural and Rural Bureau, who has witnessed the great ecological improvements along the Yangtze River over the years, has a particularly deep feeling about the importance of General Secretary's instructions on the Yangtze River.
"In recent years, we have continued efforts to implement the 'ten-year fishing ban on the Yangtze River." There are more and more fish in the Yangtze River, and the water ecology of the river is getting increasingly better." Chen Yongsheng said that in the future he will work with his colleagues to strengthen fisheries law enforcement with greater determination and more practical measures to effectively build an eco-security shield in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.
During the inspection, General Secretary Xi Jinping once again put forward important requirements for the coordination of the COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development. In this regard, Liu Zhichao, a national advanced individual for the fight against the epidemic in Wuhan and a medical staff of the Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, is full of confidence. "Only when the epidemic prevention and control measures are in place can we reopen again." In the past two years, Liu Zhichao has witnessed how Chengdu has withstood multiple rounds of the epidemic. "The reason why we are able to put the epidemic under better control in a short period of time, get people's life back to normal in Chengdu and minimize the impact of the epidemic on economy and society is that we adhere to the concept of putting people and their lives first, resolutely implement the CPC Central Committee's epidemic prevention and control guidelines and policies, and continuously improve the scientific, precise and effective measures." Liu Zhichao said that in the face of the epidemic, he and his colleagues will adhere to the dynamic zero-COVID policy, fulfill their responsibilities and protect the health of the people.
"It is proved that as long as we uphold the core and always follow the leader, we will be able to overcome all challenges and write a new chapter of the times. This is the most valuable and fundamental piece of experience in the development and progress of the various undertakings of Sichuan's prosperity." Li Wenxing, Deputy Secretary-general of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Director of the Political Research Office, said that shortly after the closing of the 12th Sichuan Provincial Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Sichuan again at the critical moment of uniting in building a modern socialist Sichuan in all respects and pointed the way forward for the province's governance and vitalization in the new era. His visit encouraged us and made us more confident.
"To strive for a new chapter of Sichuan's development on the new journey, we must firmly follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and unswervingly follow the direction General Secretary Xi Jinping told us," said Li Wenxing.
Keep in mind the expectations and requirements, be grateful and forge ahead
The Party gives us directions and its core leads us to a better future. General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions on the work of Sichuan systematically clarified a series of major issues in the development of Sichuan. Everyone must bear in mind the expectations and requirements of General Secretary Xi Jinping, be grateful and forge ahead, and resolutely take proactive action according to the leader's words.
Just after the Grain in Ear, the breeze is blowing on the Xinglong Lake. The scene of General Secretary Xi Jinping's visit to Tianfu New Area on February 11, 2018, is still fresh in the mind of Liu Renyuan, Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Tianfu New Area in Sichuan. "Chengdu must be planned and built well. In particular, we should highlight the characteristics of the park city, take the ecological value into account, and strive to create a new growth driver and build an inland open economic highland." General Secretary's ardent words of advice are still fresh in our minds.
"Over the years, we have firmly implemented the principles of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions and taken the construction of a park city as the overarching principle, making the total economic volume of Tianfu New Area exceed 400 billion yuan, ranking 5th among the state-level new areas," said Liu Renyuan.
Only when we keep the trust in mind will the direction be clearer and the road ahead wider. On the morning of June 8, General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed during an inspection and research in Yongfeng Village that the Chengdu Plain has been known as the "Land of Abundance" since ancient times, so we must ensure that the arable land area remains above the red line and protect this treasure trove of food production. We must give great attention to food production and create a higher level of "Tianfu Granary" in the new era.
"We have the confidence and the courage to ensure that the people's rice bowl is firmly held in their own hands at all times." Xu Zhiwen, Director of the Sichuan Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said that General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions for the issues relating to agriculture, rural areas and farmers in Sichuan continue to point the way forward. General Secretary Xi Jinping told us that Sichuan's reputation as a major agricultural province cannot be lost and we need to build a higher-level Tianfu Granary in the new era. The departments of agriculture and rural affairs in Sichuan will bear in mind Xi's instructions, protect the country's most fundamental interests, carry the heavy responsibility of food security, strictly implement the farmland protection system, continue to enhance the reputation of Sichuan as a large agricultural province, and make greater contributions to advancing rural revitalization across the board and accelerating the modernization of agriculture and rural areas.
General Secretary Xi Jinping came to the Sansu Shrine in Meishan to learn about the lives of Su Xun, Su Shi and Su Zhe and their major literary achievements and family traditions, as well as research and inheritance of Su Shi's Dongpo culture. This made Chen Zhongwen, curator of the Sansu Shrine Museum, a man with a mission. "As the 'gatekeeper' of the Sansu Shrine and the guardian, promoter and inheritor of traditional culture, we will remember General Secretary's instructions and protect and inherit the Dongpo culture and pass it on from generation to generation."
"Historical and cultural heritage is valuable spiritual wealth of the city. We should carry the historical responsibility of protecting and utilizing historical and cultural heritage, keep up with the times, make cultural heritage protection and inheritance more dynamic, and carry forward the excellent Chinese traditional culture." Song Qingshan, Chairman of Zigong Cultural Tourism Investment Development Co., Ltd., said that Zigong, as one of the first national cultural export bases in China, will use "lights" as a medium to accelerate the pace of "going global" and continuously enrich and expand the modes of disseminating excellent traditional Chinese culture internationally.
"The ordinary CPC members and cadres, especially leading officials, should be clean, diligent and thrifty. They must be honest in their work and discipline themselves and their families and cultivate good family values as CPC members in the new era." The important requirements put forward by General Secretary Xi Jinping during his inspection at the Sansu Shrine are a wake-up call for the majority of ordinary Party members and cadres in Sichuan. They must bear those requirements in mind throughout their work. Liu Hai, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Meishan Municipal Committee and Secretary of the CPC Meishan Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection, said that he would always bear in mind the principles of General Secretary's important instructions, promote excellent family education and family values as well as integrity culture of the Su Family, and strengthen the awareness of ordinary CPC members and cadres to resist corruption.
Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Sichuan Province has developed timely and targeted policy initiatives to maintain stability in economy and society and keep major economic indicators within an appropriate range. "General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed the need to efficiently coordinate epidemic prevention and control with economic and social development and resolutely overcome some of the difficulties currently facing economic development. His words gave us the direction to develop the economy and accelerate development." Zeng Qing, Director of the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce, said that stabilizing foreign trade, promoting consumption and restoring the development of the service industry are the priorities, and that he will firmly follow the direction guided by General Secretary Xi Jinping. Following the requirements for "implementing epidemic prevention and control, stabilizing the economy and managing key security risks", he will efficiently coordinate epidemic prevention and control with business development, and make more contributions to stabilizing the economy.
On the evening of June 9, Liu Yonghao, President of the General Association of Entrepreneurs and Chairman of New Hope Group, carefully studied the report on General Secretary Xi Jinping's inspection in Sichuan. "Over the years, General Secretary Xi Jinping's series of speeches elaborating on the status and role of the private economy has made private enterprises and private entrepreneurs feel the trust, love and expectations of the central government, giving us more confidence in the future and more motivation to seek new development. This time, General Secretary Xi Jinping once again went to the workshops and factories of private enterprises to express his concern, which inspired the employees, and also made us feel warm and excited." Liu Yonghao said that although the current complex situation does make businesses feel stressed, we firmly believe that under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee, we will be able to tide over the difficulties and achieve new development. More than 30,000 member companies under the General Association of Entrepreneurs will strengthen their confidence in development, shoulder their responsibilities, and contribute to the development of Sichuan with practical actions.
Act with commitment, bravery and perseverance
The road ahead is long and we must work hard. The blueprint for the development of Sichuan is becoming clearer. We must unswervingly follow the direction guided by General Secretary Xi Jinping. His series of important instructions on work in Sichuan will be implemented and we will resolutely transform the leader's strategic blueprint into a reality.
Ma Jun, a professor at the Rice Research Institute of Sichuan Agricultural University, briefed General Secretary Xi Jinping on the promotion of experimental breeding and planting of rice at the rice planting base on June 8 and buried himself in work with his team on June 9. "June is a critical period for rice to resume growth and produce tillers, which is a key link in rice growth and requires more careful management and care," said Ma Jun.
Over the past 20 years, with the help of Ma Jun and his team, the base of about 206.67 hectares with high-standard farmland has become a well-known pilot base for new rice varieties and new technologies in Sichuan. General Secretary Xi Jinping paid a visit to the base on June 8. Inspired by his instructions, we will continue to devote ourselves to agricultural development."
Chen Lan, a farmer owning a large area of grain in Sanmen Village, Sanjia Town, Anju District, Suining City, also felt that time and tide wait for no man. "The area of rice grown in our industrial park topped 1,000 hectares. We will ensure that the arable land area remains above the red line, improve the level of fine management, and contribute our strength to build a higher level of Tianfu Granary," said Chen Lan.
As the blueprint has been drawn up, the key lies in its implementation. Taking the important instructions given by General Secretary Xi Jinping during his trip to Sichuan as the fundamental principle, cadres and the masses in Sichuan have planned and implemented measures with the attitude of seizing every minute, and resolutely transformed the leader's strategic blueprint into a reality.
General Secretary Xi Jinping always keeps in mind the major task of rural revitalization. Keeping in mind General Secretary Xi Jinping's words, cadres and the masses of Gaozhai Village are full of vigor. Located at Guancun Town of Dachuan District in Dazhou, Gaozhai is a model village for rural revitalization of Sichuan Province.
The village is locally known as a "citrus village", with a per capita income of 26,700 yuan in 2021. According to Li Jian, Party Branch Secretary of Gaozhai Village, to thoroughly implement the principles of General Secretary's important instructions on rural revitalization, it is necessary to accelerate industrial development, improve the living environment, and help villagers increase their incomes. "We will strive to double the per capita income of the whole village within five years so that the villagers can live a more comfortable life."
During the inspection, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that since Sichuan is located in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, the government should think in big-picture terms, protect the upper reaches of the river, adhere to the principle of promoting well-coordinated environmental conservation and avoiding excessive development, and build a solid eco-security shield in the upper reaches of the river to make the water clear.
"We will resolutely put the General Secretary's important instructions into practice." Yang Linxing, Secretary of the CPC Luzhou Municipal Committee, said that Luzhou, as the last "gateway" before the Yangtze River runs out of Sichuan, shoulders the great political responsibility of keeping the water clear. He said that Luzhou should continue to manage pollution in an industrial way, restore ecology in an agricultural way, purify water in a natural and ecological way, and comprehensively strengthen ecological protection of the mainstream of the Yangtze River and important tributaries such as the Tuo River and the Chishui River.
This year, there were nearly 570,000 college graduates in Sichuan, an increase of more than 70,000 year on year, and the total number and increment hit a new record high. It is also important to ensure employment for college graduates.
Li Jianqin, Secretary of the Education Working Committee of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, said that Sichuan's education system must bear in mind the earnest wishes of General Secretary Xi Jinping, and implement his important instructions on creating more jobs and providing practical and detailed employment guidance. Schools, enterprises and relevant departments should see to it that all students are employed". The government should guard the country's most fundamental interests, create more jobs through multiple channels, provide classified employment guidance and make sure that college graduates in Sichuan can find high-quality jobs.
"General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed during his visit that China is a manufacturing giant. We should strive to improve the indigenous innovation ability and speed up work to build China into a leader in manufacturing. This points the way for us to engage in the transformation of science and technology innovation." Shen Ze, Vice Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Management Committee of Mianyang Science and Technology New District, said that the new district will further innovate the environment and attract more intellectual elements.
"General Secretary is concerned about the indigenous innovation of enterprises. This is also the focus of our work," said Wu Qungang, Director of Sichuan Provincial Department of Science and Technology, "We will implement a plan to multiply high-tech enterprises and cultivate small and medium-sized enterprises in science and technology, optimize the way science and technology resources are allocated, establish a mechanism for facilitating the commercialization and application of advances in science and technology for enterprises, support enterprises in leading the construction of innovation consortia, continuously improve the capacity of technological innovation of enterprises, accelerate the cultivation of high-growth enterprises, and cultivate a number of world-class leading innovation-oriented enterprises."
Cai Qinghua, graduating from the major Civil Engineering of Southwest Petroleum University in 2022, watched the news video of General Secretary Xi Jinping's visit to Yibin University over and over again. "I am encouraged and motivated by the General Secretary's message to young students that a happy life is created by labor," said Cai Qinghua. Four years ago, he left Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture to attend school, and now he has become a primary-level selected graduate who will soon return to his hometown Puge County to work. "As a young man in the new era, my ambition is to devote myself to the primary-level work, keep in mind General Secretary Xi Jinping's words, shoulder the responsibility of building my hometown, and advance rural revitalization across the board."