New Year Address


How time flies! At this beautiful turn of the year, on behalf of the Nanning Municipal Committee of the CPC and Nanning Municipal Government, we would like to extend our sincere greetings and New Year’s blessings to over 7.5 million people of all ethnic groups in Nanning, leaders of all levels and friends from all sectors of society who are concerned about and support the development of Nanning.

The past 2017 is a year of milestones in the development course of our Party and our country. The remarkable 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was convened triumphantly, which marked the beginning of securing a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and strive for the great success of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era. Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era was written in the Party Constitution and became the lighting torch leading the Chinese nation to march forward.

The year 2017 is also an incredible year of diligence in the development course of Nanning. General Secretary, Xi Jinping, inspected Guangxi and came to Nanning for inspecting and guiding, who encouraged and spurred us, and indicated the right direction for us to forge ahead. Under the strong leadership of the China Central Committee and the Guangxi Committee of the CPC, the people of Nanning united as one, strived for improvement, aimed high and worked hard,thus completed many real tasks, overcame lots of difficulties and accomplished many achievements in boosting the healthy and sustainable development of the economy and the society of the city.

Over the year, we firmly focused on development, the top priority, continued to promote progress while maintaining stability, firmly established and implemented the new idea of development, combined the development direction and key emphasis in work with the subjective efforts, deployed work in advance, made sophisticated arrangements, spent targeted efforts, so as to promote the quality and improve the efficiency of economic development while maintaining the stability. The GDP of Nanning, fixed asset investment and total industrial output value have passed 4 hundred billion yuan respectively. The social consumable total retail sales have exceeded 2 hundred billion yuan and the financial revenue was 68.798 billion yuan, revealing that the economic strength of Nanning has reached a new level.

Over the year, we faithfully adhered to deepening the reforms. Approving the applications after the major transactions and identification were all set, which showed more humanity and convenience in the examining and approving. Solving the examination and approval with only one official seal and integrating 39 certificates into one for the business registration, made it convenient for the citizens to handle their affairs. We are convinced to absorb momentum and vitality from innovation. Nanning · Zhongguancun Innovation Demonstration Base has become the most dynamic region of innovation, which allowed more innovative ideas to bloom in the appropriate environment. We proactively involved ourselves in the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and further smoothed the “Nanning Channel”, succeeded in serving the 14th China-ASEAN Exposition. The citizens were able to enjoy international competitions such as the China Cup Football Competition, Road Cycling World Tour, etc.

Over the year, we have been spared no efforts in building a suitable city for living and developing industry. The construction of Wuxiang New District was booming, the Subway Line 2 was open to operation and the major projects such as Guangxi Culture & Art Center, Civic Center and Qingshan Bridge have been accomplished. We were firmly convinced that the nature was the source of the wealth. Nakao River Ecological Comprehensive Improvement Project has won the China Habitat Environment Example Prize. “Nanning Blue” triggered heated discussions in WeChat. The dirty and stinky waters in the built-up areas were basically purified. The 31-kilometer bank along the Yongjiang River presented its beauty. The favorable ecological environment has been improving people’s life and an example to show the beauty of Nanning. “Nanning Experience” in traffic management gained good appraisals of the state. “Motor Vehicle Courtesy Zebra” enjoyed popular support. Nanning won the National Civilized City for the fourth times.

Over the year, the whole Nanning City has worked together to overcome poverty. The goal of lifting 83.7 thousand people and 101 poor villages out of poverty is to be achieved. No one shall be left behind. We focused on the core concerns of the people, built up a number of schools and public rental housing, reduced the medicine price, and increased the minimum living standard, which enabled people to live a happier life.

By reviewing the past year, we deeply felt that every achievement and progress of the development of Nanning could not make without the care from the CPC and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the supports and assistances of all parties and the hard work and unity of all cadres and people of all ethnic groups. Here, on behalf of Nanning Municipal Committee of the CPC and Nanning Municipal Government, we would like to extend our great respect and sincere gratitude to all the people who have made contributions to the development of Nanning.

The new thought ushers the new era, and the new mission initiates new journey. 2018, is the starting year to thoroughly implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, is the 40th anniversaries of the Reform and Opening up. It’s also an important year to secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and implement the “13th Five-Year Plan”, and it’s the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. We will thoroughly implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, uphold the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and always keep in mind the people’s yearning for a better life. Nanning will continue to propel the “Six Upgradings”, accelerate the construction of “Four City Visions”, play a leading role in building the “Three Ecologies” and “Two Constructions”, and write a new chapter of the development of Nanning in the new era.

Happiness came from efforts. In the journey to achieve the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, the Chinese Dream, every one is the main character. Let us closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, thoroughly carry out the policies and deployments of the CPC, the State Council, the Guangxi Committee of the CPC and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Nanning will remain true to our original aspiration and keep our mission firmly in mind, work hard, succeed in planning and implementing the work, benefit the people and march bravely toward the new goals of the new era!

We wish our motherland prosperity and peace!

We also wish the people of Nanning a happy new year and a happy family!

Member of the Standing Committee of Guangxi Committee of the CPC and Secretary of Nanning Municipal Committee of the CPC

Wang Xiaodong

Mayor of Nanning City Zhou Hongbo

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