Xi's Focus
Xi's Focus: Xi Jinping on public health
  ·  2021-03-07  ·   Source: Web Exclusive
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, joined national political advisors from education, medical and health sectors in a joint group meeting at the Fourth Session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing on March 6. He stressed giving “strategic priority” to safeguarding people’s health. Edited excerpts of Xi’s speeches on public health since 2016 follow:

Health lays the groundwork for social civility and progress and is a symbol of national prosperity and strength. 

Excerpts from Xi’s speech at a joint group meeting of national political advisors from education, medical and health sectors at the Fourth Session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 6, 2021  

Prevention is the most economical and effective health strategy. 

Excerpts from Xi’s speech at a joint group meeting of national political advisors from education, medical and health sectors at the Fourth Session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 6, 2021  

Public hospitals have served as the main force in fighting COVID-19. Construction of public medical and health institutions should be strengthened. 

Excerpts from Xi’s speech at a joint group meeting of national political advisors from education, medical and health sectors at the Fourth Session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 6, 2021  

We need to give more protection, care and support for health workers. 

Excerpts from Xi’s speech at a joint group meeting of national political advisors from education, medical and health sectors at the Fourth Session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 6, 2021  

We should advocate a healthy lifestyle, promote the idea of all-round wellness, and shift the focus from treating ailments to healthcare. 

Excerpts from Xi’s speech at a national meeting on health on August 19, 2016  

Sources: Xinhua News AgencyXi Jinping: The Governance of China (II)  

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