President Xi Jinping has urged east China’s Zhejiang Province to strive toward writing a new chapter in advancing Chinese 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 of Zhejiang from Sept. 20 to 21.
Xi called on the province to focus on building a demonstration zone for common prosperity and turning itself into 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 places including the countryside, a trade market, an exhibition hall and a culture park.
On his way back to Beijing, Xi also visited Zaozhuang City in east China’s Shandong Province.
On the morning of Sept. 20, Xi inspected Lizu Village in Jinhua. There, he was delighted to learn that the annual per capita income of the village had reached 52,000 yuan (about 7,250 U.S. dollars).
Lizu Village has achieved solid progress in promoting common prosperity, Xi noted, expressing hopes that the village will make further efforts and achieve more results in advancing rural revitalization.
“There is much to be explored and plenty of things to be done in advancing rural revitalization,” Xi told villagers who were sending him off when he was about to leave Lizu, urging them to strive to create a better future of common prosperity.