CHINA President Xi’s commitment to infrastructure development


President Xi’s commitment to infrastructure development

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23:57, September 27, 2019


President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Daxing International Airport on Wednesday, Sep. 25 (Photos: Xinhua)

Five days before the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing Daxing International Airport and announced its official opening.

Xi stressed that the new airport, which was built in less than five years and was smoothly put into operation, has shown China’s prowess in engineering construction. It is also a display of the political advantages of the CPC leadership and China’s socialist system that can mobilize all resources to make great achievements.


President Xi meets with delegates responsible for airport construction and operation, Sep.25

Beijing Daxing started construction on the new airport project in December 2014. As far back as 2017, President Xi inspected the under construction airport and emphasized its importance for regional coordinated development. He put forward specific requirements and called for advanced management concepts and experiences to build a model for China’s infrastructure construction. Two years after that, President Xi delivered the world-class aviation hub to the world.


President Xi at the opening ceremony of the HongKong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge 

The importance Xi gives to the Daxing airport is reminiscent of the scene last year when the HongKong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was officially opened.

Xi announced its opening and praised builders of the bridge for breaking a number of world records and demonstrating the nation's spirit of striving to overcome any difficulties, national strength, the innovative ability, and the aspiration to be the world's best.

“It is a bridge of fulfilled dreams, a bridge of connected hearts,  a bridge of confidence and a bridge of rejuvenation,” Xi said.

President Xi has repeatedly hailed China’s high-speed rail, calling it “a gorgeous name card of China’s equipment manufacturing to the world”.


Chinese President Xi Jinping listens to the introduction of the general plan, policy system and construction of the Xiongan New Area at the Xiongan citizen service center during his inspection in the Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 16, 2019.

At the beginning of the year, President Xi visited Xiongan New Area in north China’s Hebei Province. He made a video call with construction workers at the Xiongan Station of Beijing-Xiongan intercity railway and expressed sincere thanks and warm greetings to them.

The east route of the south-to-north water diversion project has pumped water from the Yangtze River in the south to the drought-prone north, and over 100 million people in northern China have benefited from the massive project. President Xi praised the project as a strategic infrastructure that affects the national economy and people’s livelihood.


Aerial photo taken shows the Shahe aqueduct of the middle route of China's south-to-north water diversion project, central China's Henan Province. 

On the track of high-quality economic development, China's major infrastructure projects serve as the "stability anchor”. Focusing on high-quality development is the mark of "Made in China".  Improving on infrastructure construction has benefitted millions.

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