The role of the people in fighting the epidemic is huge, said Xu Lin, director of the State Council Information Office at a media conference as China issued a white paper on the country's battle against COVID-19 on Sunday, stressing that in China, the Communist Party of China, the Chinese government and the people are a whole that is closely linked by flesh and blood.
"'All for the people, all by the people' is the starting point and goal of all the work of the CPC. The same is true of the fight against the epidemic," Xu said.
He noted that President Xi Jinping's instructions that people's safety and health always comes first and should be protected at all costs and the country will resolutely win the people's war against the epidemic fully reflect the purpose and governing philosophy of the CPC and the main role of the people in the fight against the epidemic.
(Video edited by Dong Chunyang)