China new leaders’ media key words
It’s been one month since the new Chinese leadership took office during the Two Sessions, i.e. the National People’s Congress (全国人民代表大会) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (中国人民政治协商会). According to the ChinaNews report, central leaders’ frequency voice on the national economy and the people’s livelihood such as “Governing a large country is like cooking a small fish (治大国如烹小鲜)”, “only the one who wears the shoes knows whether they fit or not (鞋子合不合脚,自己穿了才知道)”, ” well-off or non-well-off, it is up to fellows (小康不小康,关键看老乡)”, these media key words have become words of mouth among ordinary people.
—“China Dream in essence is the dream of the people.(中国梦归根到底是人民的梦)”
—“Share (with every one) the opportunity to live the life of color. (共同享有人生出彩的机会)”
March 17, 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the closing session of the second session of the National People’s Congress meeting to talking again about the “China Dream”.
—“Governing a large country is like cooking a small fish.(治大国如烹小鲜)”
March 19, Xi Jinping said in the joint interview with the media of the BRIC countries, he answered the Brazilian reporters about the leadership of a population of 1.3 billion he pledged to work to his full potential and diligence for the country and be careful about any small things.
—Touched interests are often harder than touch the soul. “(触动利益往往比触及灵魂还难)”
March 17, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met answered the questions from Chinese and foreign reporters. During the entire press conference, Li Keqiang, with a series of impersonal and simple words revealing a pragmatic determination to lead the new government and be committed to reform.
—“Well-off or non-well-off, it is up to the fellows(小康不小康,关键看老乡)”.
April 9, Xi Jinping stressed in Sanya, Hainan during the inspection, agriculture policy should be implemented by the central government to create a new situation for the farmer and claimed that the standard of building well off society is that whether the fellows (people in the rural areas) are living a well off life.
Reference Link: http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/03-17/4650133.shtml
Chinese President Xi: “one should not bring chaos to a region and the world”
Boao Forum for Asia 2013 Annual Conference opening ceremony is held today (7-Apr-13) morning in Boao, Hainan Province. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech and stressed in maintaining peace and promoting security for common development.
Xi Jinping said that peace is eternal expectations from people. Peace is like air and sunshine which cannot be felt easily when we have them; but it will be difficult to keep once we lose them. Without peace, development will be impossible. Countries, big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor, should be the defenders and ambassadors of peace. The international community should promote comprehensive security, common security, and promote the concept of cooperative security, so that our global village can become the big stage for common development, rather than wrestling arena. One also cannot be selfish to bring chaos to a region and the world. Countries have frequent exchanges, conflicts are inevitable, the key is to properly resolve the contradictions and differences through dialogue and peaceful negotiations, and safeguard arena for the development of mutual relations.
Key Words: 习近平在2013博鳌论坛开幕式发表主旨演讲 英文
Premier Li Keqiang: Proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy will be continued
According to the online news released by the Chinese government, Premier Li Keqiang, today chaired a State Council executive meeting and analysed the Chinese economic situation in the first quarter of 2013, as well as making the deployment of the next phase of work. Previously, the National Bureau of Statistics had released data showing that in the first quarter of 2013 Chinese GDP grew by 7.7% compared to the same period of 2012, and the 7.7% quarter growth is slightly lower than the 7.9% growth in the fourth quarter of last year. China’s GDP growth rate in the past one year’s time has been running around 7% without breaking the ceiling of 8%.
The meeting held that the operation of the national economy in the first quarter of 2013 was still stable, the overall rate of economic growth, new jobs creation in urban areas as well as other key indicators were at reasonable level. At present, China is at an important stage of industrialization, urbanization, economic transformation and upgrading with great potential for development. Facing complex domestic and international environment, the government pledged to enhance the government capability in term of predictability, pragmatic and solid work.
The meeting stressed the need to maintain the continuity and stability of macroeconomic policies and continue to implement the proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy, and enhance the policy relevance to achieve steady growth, inflation and risk control. At the same time, the meeting again emphasised the release of bonus of reform, and intensifying the restructuring, stimulating the vitality of the enterprise and the market while maintaining stability, increased employment and income, improved quality and efficiency, strengthened energy conservation, environmental protection, and strive to build upgraded version of China’s economy (中国经济升级版).
The meeting also deployed the focus of the government work in the next phase:
(A) To actively expand the effective domestic demand through improving consumption policies to enhance the consumption capability, fast development of the service industry and nurturing the new consumption in the information, medical, pension, culture industries. Another focus will be to maintain a reasonable scale of investment, strengthen the construction of urban roads, rail transportation, environmental protection infrastructure. Development of environment-friendly industries is also important. The government will promote scientific and technological innovation, and to accelerate the elimination of backward production capacity and expand the market capacity for the advanced environment-friendly industries.
(B) To enhance the agricultural foundation. The government will make policies to Increase effective supply and make sure that the agriculture funding will be paid out as soon as possible and in full payment.
(C) To ensure the improvement of people’s livelihood. The government will enact policies to promote employment of college graduates and other key groups by encouraging multi-channel for employment such as supporting the entrepreneurship. At the same time, the government will aim at improving the social security system and gradually eliminate people’s worries regarding pension, health care and so on.
(D) To deepen reform and opening. The government will assist to make cancellation and adjustment of administrative examination and approval procedures to stimulate private investment and social entrepreneurial activities.
(E) To effective guard the national economy against the risks of local government debt, and other risks.
Focus of China’s new cabinet in the first month: pushing forward reform
According to the ChinaNews, today marks the end of the first month since the new Chinese government entered into office. With the targets of pushing reform, focusing on anti-corruption, and creating the “Upgraded China Economy”, the policy picture of the new government seems to gradually roll out to the public.
Focus on decentralization and transformation of government functions
“The core of reform is in action”, on the next day of the closing of the two sessions, Li Keqiang chaired the first executive meeting of the State Council, pledged to research to accelerate the institutional reform. He explicitly requested functions change as the key to the start of the work of the new State Council through the reduction of administrative examination and approval procedures.
After the initial reform, the number of departments of the State Council was reduced to 25 together with formation of a number of new functional departments.
Analysis said that the new government stresses on changing function of the government by taking a series of down-to-earth initiatives, accelerating the construction of service-oriented government to people’s satisfaction.
In a conference attended by the Chinese and foreign reporters on March 17, Li Keqiang pointed out that “touching the existing interests is often harder than touching the soul”, he described that “no matter how deep the water is, we have to cross over because we have no choice, it is about the fate of the country, the future of the nation”.
Accelerating the construction of clean government
At the first meeting of the new session of the State Council, Li Keqiang stressed again to build a clean government, and resolutely implement the State Council commitments to the public:
“Within the five years term of the current government, firstly, no new government office buildings and government hotels are allowed to be built; secondly, the number of personnel fed by financial support cannot be increased; thirdly, no increase of expenditure is allowed on public reception, government-funded oversea study (公费留学) or oversea investigation tour (公费出国考察) and public service car(公务车).”
Reference Link: http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/04-16/4732503.shtml