As we turn to the page of the brand-new year and look ahead to the future, we bid farewell to the extraordinary 2020 and usher in the hopeful 2021. On behalf of the CPC Nanning Municipal Committee and Nanning Municipal People’s Government, we extend our New Year’s greetings and best wishes to the people of all ethnic groups in the city and to all friends who care about and support the reform and development of Nanning!
The past 2020 is a year of reform with remarkable achievements, during which under the guidance of “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”, we united as one, fought tenaciously and overcame difficulties together, made a big push to fulfill the tasks of ensuring “stability in six areas” and sticking to “six priorities”. We overcame the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, made great achievements in epidemic prevention and control as well as the socio-economic development, and effectively implemented the Strategy of Building a Prosperous Capital. We have fully accomplished the “13th Five-Year Plan” and made historic achievements in building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way.
In 2020, with solidarity and persistence, we made great achievements in the COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control. Facing the sudden and unexpected coming of COVID-19, we resolutely adhered to the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speeches and instructions, put the people and their lives first and took urgent actions in accordance with the general requirements of “being firm in confidence, pulling together in times of trouble, taking science-based prevention and control, and implementing proper strategies precisely”. The vast number of medical workers fulfilled their missions at the cost of their lives and protected the common people with their deepest love. Grassroots officials, police, volunteers, etc. stuck to the front line regardless of hardships and dangers. All citizens united as one to make society-wide efforts to prevent and control the epidemic and build an impregnable fortress to safeguard people’s lives. The most admirable anti-epidemic heroes and heroines, such as Liang Xiaoxia, have been widely praised, and their great spirit of fighting the epidemic has had a profound impact on the hearts of the people.
In 2020, we worked hard with care and took targeted measures to achieve the goal of poverty alleviation in an all-round way. With the confidence and determination to keep ourselves fighting until we win all the battles, we made every effort to conquer the last poverty-stricken bastion. With great efforts, the city has achieved the goal of lifting all of the four impoverished counties (districts), 421 impoverished villages, and 413,100 impoverished people out of poverty. Therefore, we have achieved decisive success in the campaign of eradicating extreme poverty. These achievements are full of painstaking efforts and sweat of the Party members, cadres and people of the city, especially the devotion and selfless dedication of the cadres on the front line for poverty alleviation. We would like to express our gratitude to you for your hard work!
In 2020, we overcame all kinds of difficulties and forged ahead, achieving great outcomes in economic development. We calmly dealt with the huge impact caused by the COVID-19 epidemic and the profound changes of domestic and foreign development environment. Based on our development direction and priorities and owing to our own efforts, we timely launched a series of coordinated policy measures, racing against time to resume work and production, so as to maintain the continuous strong momentum of the industrial development, steadily consolidate and improve the economic development. The economic growth rate of the whole year is expected to be higher than that of Guangxi and even the whole country, with our economic primacy in the region improving steadily. We took the lead in implementing the policy of “allowing the commencement of construction upon signing of a contract” and continuously optimized the business environment. A number of landmark major projects were launched and a batch of major projects was put into operation smoothly to ensure the high-quality development of Nanning. Many counties and districts, such as Binyang County, Mashan County, Long’an County, Jiangnan District, Qingxiu District, and Wuming District, made great achievements in their sound and high-quality development, winning the recognition of the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
In 2020, we seized opportunities and made breakthroughs in our opening-up to the outside world. The 17th China-ASEAN Expo was successfully held, and the General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the opening ceremony, which aroused the enthusiastic response from the international community and inspired the people of all ethnic groups across the city. A number of national economic and trade platforms such as the Nanning Area of China (Guangxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the Nanning Core Area of Financial Open Portal for ASEAN, China-ASEAN Information Harbor Central Hub of Nanning, and Land-Port National Logistics Hub were accelerated in construction, and Nanning Airport Economic Demonstration Zone was approved for construction. A large number of central government-owned enterprises, Taiwan enterprises and privately-owned enterprises have signed contracts to settle in these zones in succession, and a number of leading enterprises have successfully settled down, which have continuously injected a strong momentum into the high-quality development of the city.
In 2020, we adhered to our original aspiration, put the people first, and made all-round progress in people’s livelihood. We have invested nearly 80% of the fiscal expenditure to ensure people’s livelihood against the COVID-19 epidemic. The philosophy of “Governing Water, Developing City and Serving People” is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. The campaign of protecting the blue sky, clear water and pure land has brought about fruitful results, enabling the air quality of the urban environment to always come out on top in the whole country and the quality of “Nanning Blue” to improve continuously. The pilot work of domestic waste classification has witnessed remarkable results, and the treatment of black and odorous water bodies has generated remarkable outcomes. Metro Line 4 and the east extension section of Metro Line 2 in Nanning were officially put into operation, forming a more convenient metro line pattern. 53 public primary and secondary schools and kindergartens have been built and put into use, with 46,200 new learning positions added, and the quality and balance of compulsory education resources have been continuously improved. Nanning was successfully selected as one of the first batch of national demonstration cities for the legal construction of the government, and won the honorary title of “National Model City of Double Supports” for seven consecutive times. All-round progress has been made in employment, medical care, pension, housing and other inclusive, basic, and all-out livelihood undertakings. The level of urban civilization has been significantly improved. The people’s sense of gain, happiness and security is more sufficient, lasting and guaranteed.
In retrospect, we deeply feel that the achievements we have made during the past year have not come easily. They are inseparable from the dedication of the city’s Party members and cadres, the concerted efforts and common struggle of the public, and the concern, assistance and full support of friends from all walks of life. Every person is remarkable! We salute and give our thumbs-up to all of you.
All the past is a prologue, and all the future can be expected. As the first year to start a new journey of building a socialist modern country in an all-round way, and the beginning of the “14th Five-Year Plan”, the year 2021 is of great importance as the 100th birthday of the Communist Party of China. We must adhere to the guidance of “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”, stay true to our original aspiration and keep our mission well in mind, and consciously stand at the height of developing both coastal and inland areas, accurately seize new development opportunities and implement new development concept in an all-round way, actively integrate ourselves into the new development pattern, so as to consolidate the achievements of epidemic prevention and control and socio-economic development, and better coordinate development and ensure safety. We should further emancipate the mind, carry out reform and innovation, open wider to the outside world, and work hard, so as to continue to do a good job in “stability in six areas” and “six priorities”. We should fully implement the Strategy of Building a Prosperous Capital and strive to accelerate our high-quality development, so as to set a good example in writing a new chapter of building a magnificent Guangxi and realizing our dream of rejuvenation, and make a good start in the new journey of building socialist modernization in an all-round way.
We should strive to create history and work hard to achieve a better future. We firmly believe that with the guidance of “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”, the strong leadership from the central government and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and the joint efforts from all over the city, we will surely be able to seize good opportunities in crisis, break new ground in complex situations and celebrate the founding of the Party’s 100th anniversary with remarkable results.
Wish our country to be prosperous!
Wish you all a harmonious, smooth and auspicious year full of happiness!
Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Guangxi Committee
and Secretary of the CPC Nanning Municipal Committee
Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Nanning Municipal Committee
and Executive Vice Mayor of Nanning City
January 2, 2021