Commentary: Guangdong Pledges to Make New Achievements

GUANGZHOU, China, April 14, 2017 /CNW/ -- Chinese President Xi earlier this week urged South China's Guangdong province to "sum up the experiences, set a clear development direction, make full use of its own advantages and overcome the shortcomings, so as to make new achievements".

Yesterday, Guangdong based Nanfang Daily published a commentary, saying Guangdong province will spare no efforts to fulfill the new goal.

The excerpts of the commentary are as follows.

Xi's instructions give new and higher requirements for Guangdong to keep up with the times. Xi hopes that Guangdong will uphold the CPC leadership, adhere to socialism with Chinese characteristics, keep the new development concepts of innovation, coordination, green, opening up and sharing, and stick to reform and opening-up.

Xi expects Guangdong to make major contribution to support the country's supply-side structural reform, innovation-driven development strategy and a new economy pattern of opening up. Guangdong should also lead the campaigns of building a prosperous society in a comprehensive way as well as constructing socialist modernization.

Direction and principle for Guangdong's reform and development

Uphold the CPC leadership, adhere to socialism with Chinese characteristics, keep the new development concepts (innovation, coordination, green, opening up and sharing), and stick to reform and opening-up are direction and principle for Guangdong's reform and development. In which, the new development concepts provide a guide for the province's economic development under the new normal, and the efforts in reform and opening up is crucial for the province's construction in all aspects.

In the past five years, Guangdong has made great progresses under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi as the core. The whole province fully support the CPC Central Committee, and implement the policies and decisions.

Guangdong should stick to scientific theories, throughout understanding of history and the country's situation, and explore a new development model under socialism with Chinese characteristics.

The five new concepts is a great innovation for CPC's development theory. It is the overall guidance for the country's quality, effective and sustainable development during the period of 13th Five Year Plan or an even longer term.

Guangdong must follow and insist the new development concepts in a long term, to insist innovation, to focus on coordinated development, to advocate a green economy, to further opening-up and to enhance sharing economy.

Reform and opening up is a new great revolution that the CPC has led the people to devote to under the conditions of the new age. It is the most distinctive feature of contemporary China.

Since the 18th National Congress of CPC, the CPC Central Committee with President Xi as the core has launched a new round of reform, with greater political courage and political wisdom, and overall perspectives and systematic thoughts. An overall arrangement on deepening the reforms was made on the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

Guangdong is at the forefront of reform and opening up in the country. Based on the remarkable achievements it has made, it has fully proved that developing socialism with Chinese characteristics is the only right path. Guangdong must always stick to reform and opening up, strive to create advanced mechanisms, and construct a new pattern of opening up.

Guangdong should adhere to the above-mentioned direction and principle, keep optimizing the socialist market economic system, and strive for better development for the socialist market economy. Guangdong should fully implement the CPC Central Committee's decisions in doing local works.

Guangdong's mission and development path

It is Guangdong's mission and development path to make major contribution to support the country's supply-side structural reform, innovation-driven development strategy and a new economy pattern of opening up.

Supply-side structural reform, innovation driven development and new economy pattern of opening up are the key moves for Guangdong to achieve new development under the "new normal", as supply-side structural reform is the major economic work at present and in near future; innovation driven development strategy is the core strategy for social-economic development; and new economy pattern of opening up is the key of China's reform and development.

Guangdong should make full use of its strong economy, scientific and technological industry and foreign trade to support the country's three moves.

2017 is the year to deepen the supply-side structural reform. Promoting supply-side structural reform is the prior job for developing Guangdong's economy. In addition, Guangdong should play an important role in both boosting the real economy and driving the transformation and upgrading of manufacturing industry.

There is no doubt that the innovation driven development strategy is the core strategy of social-economic development in Guangdong. A new development model supported by innovation should be developed through building international innovation center on technology industry, as well as constructing the national innovation demonstration area of Pearl River Delta.

Guangdong should speed up the construction of a new economy pattern of opening up, upgrade its foreign trade, and play a major role in the international competition, to serve China's foreign policy.

Guangdong's goal

Leading the country in the new journey to build a prosperous society in a comprehensive way and to accelerate the construction of socialist modernization is Guangdong's goal.

The next five years is a crucial period for Guangdong to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects. The goal means a comprehensive development bearing the concepts of "innovative, coordinated, green, opening and sharing". It should benefit urban and rural people in all regions.

Guangdong is determined to get rid of poverty and focus on overcoming its shortcomings so as to build a high-quality well-off society.

The province should speed up the socialist modernization construction and take the lead in realizing the two goals of Chinese Dream, to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the party and to build a prosperous, democratic, civilized and harmonious modern socialist country on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the country.

SOURCE Information Office of Guangdong Provincial Government of China

For further information: Mr. Liu, +86-010-63075245

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