Dean BAI Chong-En Talked about General Secretary XI Jinping’s Key Speech at a Symposium on Economic and Social Work
August 31, 2020
XI Jinping, Chinese President, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, chaired a symposium on economic and social work on August 24 and delivered an important speech. He stressed that the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) will mark the first five years of China's new journey toward fully building a modern socialist country and march toward the second centenary goal, noting that China's development will enter a new stage. XI called for long-term perspective, taking in broad range of ideas and making plans according to the newest situation.
Dean BAI Chong-En of School of Economic and Management, Tsinghua University, was present at the symposium and shared a written speech.
On August 27, Xinwen Lianbo, CCTV’s prime time news program, has covered XI’s speech at the symposium and its profound influence: In recent days, XI's speech at the symposium has received heated discussion from all walks of life. Focusing on key ideas such as scientific and technological innovation, deepening reform and opening up policy, etc., people expressed the willingness to take responsibility and act proactively to make contributions to the upcoming "14th Five-Year Plan" under the CPC Central Committee’s guidance.
In an interview, Dean BAI Chong-En said that, “when making the ‘14th Five-Year Plan’, we should consider how to do our own things well first. We have a relatively good institutional environment and a large market, which are favorable conditions for development indeed. I believe that as long as we can do our own things well, we will have a bright future in realizing our Chinese people’s Chinese dream.”
Source: CCTV News