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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Thursday, September 16 2021 - 05:25
CGTN: China calls for innovation to promote high-quality development in Shaanxi
BEIJING, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

Innovation is often regarded as a pressing task in China, and to facilitate the 
high-quality development in all-round areas, efforts must be made in this 

The message was well emphasized during Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day 
inspection tour of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, where he highlighted 
about innovation and high-quality development in energy, ecological 
conservation, education and people's livelihood.

Innovation, the most pressing task

Sci-tech innovation is the most pressing task and efforts must be accelerated 
to achieve breakthroughs in key and core technologies, Xi stressed during 
Monday's visit to a chemical company to learn about the consumption and 
development of China's coal industry.

The coal chemical industry, as a sector with huge potential and good prospects, 
must be transformed into a high-end, diversified and low-carbon industry, Xi 

Coal is so far the primary energy consumption in China. Given the situation, Xi 
said a green and low-carbon development path for the industry is essential to 
the country's mission to realize carbon neutrality by 2060. He emphasized the 
importance of sci-tech innovation to transform the traditional industry into a 
high-end, diversified and low-carbon one.

Ecological conservation, a balance between humans and nature

The Loess Plateau, once famous for its endless highlands of yellow earth from 
land erosion on the banks of Yellow River, now has been changing colors with 
local people's tireless afforestation efforts.

Among them, Gaoxigou Village is known as a model of ecological conservation. 
During his trip to the village, Xi affirmed villagers' efforts while stressing 
the need to integrate ecological governance with the development of distinctive 
local businesses.

We must firmly implement the concept of "lucid waters and lush mountains are 
invaluable assets" and explore a way to attain coordinated development between 
ecology and economy, and harmony between humans and nature, the Chinese 
president said.

Education, fundamental to national rejuvenation

Xi gave further explanation to the fundamental role of education when paying a 
visit to a middle school in Suide on Tuesday.

According to him, the aim of education is to improve people's overall quality 
so as to raise the national degree of social civilization, achieve cultural 
confidence and enhance the national creative vitality.

He stressed the importance of reform in the education sector and called for 
efforts to cultivate young people who are equipped with moral grounding, 
intellectual and physical ability, and aesthetic sensibility that can 
contribute to the society.

Meanwhile, the Chinese president also urged to strengthen the primary role of 
schools in education, noting that the quality of education should be improved 
in an all-round way while easing students' burden of excessive homework and 
off-campus tutoring.

Folk arts, an invaluable asset of the Chinese nation

While touring an exhibition hall for local intangible cultural heritage in 
Suide, Xi expressed appreciation for the local efforts to protect and inherit 
traditional culture.

Noting that Suide is one of the important origins of the Loess Culture, with 
abundant resources of intangible cultural heritage and traditional folk arts, 
Xi highlighted the importance of protecting folk arts as they are invaluable 
assets of the Chinese nation, and are vital to sustaining historical legacy and 
building a socialist country with great cultural strength.

He called for a creative transformation and development of the traditional 
culture so as to better link it to modern life to meet people's ever-growing 
needs for a better life.

Source: CGTN