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Xi urges Shanghai to improve city management and make the world-class city smarter

2018/11/8 9:31:41   source:CGTN

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected an urban operational management center in Pudong New District in Shanghai on Tuesday and called on efforts to improve the city's management level and make the world-class city smarter.

President Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, told local officials that a world-class city must have world-class management and that they must improve the level of city management in scientific, refinery and smart ways.

President Xi Jinping talks to officials in an operational management center in Pudong, Shanghai, November 6, 2018.  [Photo: CCTV]

President Xi Jinping talks to officials in an operational management center in Pudong, Shanghai, November 6, 2018. [Photo: CCTV]

He said a better city management contributes to social stability and economic growth and local officials should continue to explore a new path of management with Chinese characteristics.

President Xi was in Shanghai for the country's first-ever import expo. On Monday, he announced the opening of China International Import Expo (CIIE) and said China will hold the trade fair every year. More than 3,600 companies from over 172 countries, regions and international organizations are attending the event from November 5 to 10.

Tour at Shanghai Tower

President Xi also inspected the Lujiazui Financial City CPC building service center in the Tower to learn the CPC building work of the skyscrapers in Pudong New District of Shanghai.

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the Shanghai Tower in Pudong New District in Shanghai on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. [Photo: CGTN]

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the Shanghai Tower in Pudong New District in Shanghai on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. [Photo: CGTN]

He visited the 119th floor's sightseeing hall and saw the city's urban construction and development.

He said China has undergone earth-shattering changes since the reform and opening up, and Shanghai is a vivid example of such changes in the process.

In 2007, Xi approved the design of the building while he was working in the city.

Visit a scientific park

President Xi, along with officials and scientists, inspected Zhangjiang Science City, an innovation hub in Shanghai. He commended the work of scientists and called on more efforts to achieve scientific and technological breakthroughs.

He said technology innovation is critical for the country, and their work is crucial to the realization of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

President Xi talks to scientists in Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai, November 6, 2018. [Photo: CCTV]

President Xi talks to scientists in Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai, November 6, 2018. [Photo: CCTV]

Visit local community

During his visit to a community in the Hongkou District, President Xi spoke with some young CPC members and learned about the work of garbage classification.

A Party member told Xi that taking part in community activities is a new fashion for young people. Xi commended their work, saying participating in garbage classification is indeed a new fashion.

President Xi talks to the elderly in a community of Hongkou, Shanghai, November 6, 2018. [Photo: CCTV]

President Xi talks to the elderly in a community of Hongkou, Shanghai, November 6, 2018. [Photo: CCTV]

Xi also visited a daycare center for senior people in the community. Meeting with the elderly there, he said the aging population is one of the key issues that have the central government's attention.

He added that China is becoming an aging society, thus whether the senior people enjoy a happy life significantly matters to the overall quality of life the Chinese people.

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