Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, joins a panel discussion with the deputies from Guangdong Province at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
President Xi Jinping highlighted development, human capital and innovation when joining deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in a panel discussion Wednesday.
Joining deputies from south China's Guangdong Province, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, pledged uttermost efforts to help ordinary people solve problems and overcome difficulties.
Xi said that he totally endorsed the draft constitutional amendment, which is under deliberation at the national legislature.
Revising part of the Constitution is a major decision made by the CPC Central Committee from the overall and strategic height of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, Xi stressed.
Hailing it a major move to advance law-based governance and modernize China's system and capacity for governance, Xi said the drafting process of the bill has fully practiced democracy, pooled wisdom from various sectors and embodied the common will of the Party and the people.
Xi also stressed economic restructuring, scientific innovation, opening-up and better governance.
The country should attach more importance to the development of the real economy, and focus on strategic emerging industries such as information technology, high-end manufacturing, biotechnology, new material and maritime economy, while eliminating industries and enterprises with heavy pollution and emissions, he said.
China welcomes top-notch scientists and technicians from home and abroad, and supports innovations of small and medium-sized enterprises, he said.
The country should fully open up with a broader horizon, higher standards and stronger efforts, he said.
Xi also underlined efficient social governance and promotion of social justice.
He told leading officials to prevent relapse of undesirable work practices and consolidate implementation of the eight-point decision on improving Party and government conduct.