Chinese President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, learns about grain production, the protection and use of black soil at a demonstration zone for green food production in Lishu County of Siping City, northeast China's Jilin Province, on July 22
President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspected Lishu County, Jilin Province in northeast China on July 22. He learned about grain production, the protection and use of black soil, as well as mechanized and large-scale farming. Edited excerpts of Xi’s speeches since 2018 follow:
Effective measures must be taken to protect black soil.
-Excerpt from Xi’s speech during his trip to Lishu County, Jilin Province, northeast China, on July 22, 2020
The more risks and challenges we face, the more we need to stabilize agriculture and ensure the safety of grain and major non-staple foods.
-Excerpt from Xi’s instruction on the country’s spring farming on February 25, 2020
We will never have all-round modernization without the modernization of agriculture and rural areas.
Over the decades, to make sure the people have enough to eat, we have expended a lot of energy on agricultural modernization and make considerable progress.
We should extend supply-side structural reform and enhance the overall efficiency and competitiveness of our agriculture based on market demand.
-Excerpts from Xi’s speech at the eighth group study session of the Political Bureau of the 19th CPC Central Committee on September 21, 2018
Former director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute and chair professor at China Agricultural University
China's food production was strong in 2019, which provided a solid foundation for food supply. Grain output was 663 million tons, almost 0.9 percent more than the 2018 level.
Sources: Xi Jinping: The Governance of China (III), Xinhua News Agency and Beijing Review