13 meetings of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in 110 days

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 13 meetings of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in 110 days


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Do well in epidemic prevention and control

In the 13 meetings, we have studied and judged the epidemic situation and carried out the epidemic prevention and control throughout.

At this meeting, novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic situation was accelerated and the CPC Central Committee decided to set up a leading group to tackle the epidemic situation and work under the leadership of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee. It also decided to send a steering group to serious epidemic areas such as Hubei to promote the comprehensive prevention and control of the front-line work.

In February, the number of new cases reported every day in Hubei increased significantly, and there were clustered cases in Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong and other places. In February 12th, Xi Jinping chaired the Standing Committee meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC to make a precise judgement of the epidemic situation at that time. The epidemic prevention and control work reached the most critical stage, and stressed that we should relax the focus of epidemic prevention and control work, and strengthen the prevention and control of areas that are particularly serious or risky.

The meeting also pointed out that Hubei Province, especially Wuhan City, is still the top priority of epidemic prevention and control. We should strive to solve the problem of insufficient medical resources such as beds and medical staff, accelerate the transformation and expansion of designated hospitals, increase the supply of critical beds, unblock the channels for treatment and referral, and spare no effort to treat infected patients.

Thanks to the hard work of all parties, the epidemic situation has changed positively, and the prevention and control of the epidemic has also achieved positive results. On February 17, the number of new cases reported fell to double digits in all regions except Hubei Province; on March 6, the number of new cases reported in Hubei Province fell to double digits; on March 18, the number of new local cases in China reached zero for the first time

With the steady improvement of the situation of domestic epidemic prevention and control, the import of external prevention and the rebound of internal prevention and control have become the focus of epidemic prevention and control. In this regard, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee has made many deployments and specific requirements.

In view of the recent clustered cases in Heilongjiang and Jilin, Xi Jinping stressed at the Standing Committee meeting just held in May 14th that we must resolutely overcome paralysis thinking, war weariness, fluke psychology and slack mentality, and continue to grasp the importance of careful external defense input and internal anti rebounding work, so as to alarm the current work in the field of epidemic prevention and control normalization. At several meetings of the Standing Committee, Xi Jinping stressed that epidemic prevention and control must not be wasted.

From the positive trend of national epidemic prevention and control is expanding to significant strategic achievements have been made in national epidemic prevention and control interdiction war, to normalized epidemic prevention and control, the task of domestic epidemic prevention and rebound is still arduous and ensuring that the epidemic does not rebound, the Party Central Committee has always accurately studied the situation, implemented precise policies and decisively taken a series of prevention and treatment measures, We have built up a defense line for life and led the people of the country to achieve hard won results in prevention and control.

Accurately and orderly promote resumption of work and production

To promote the resumption of work and production is not only an important driving point to cope with the impact of the epidemic, but also an inevitable requirement to speed up the recovery of economic and social order and enhance peoples sense of happiness and gain. In the past four months, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee has reviewed the situation, planned the layout, and vigorously and orderly promoted the resumption of work and production while preventing and controlling the epidemic.

On February 3, the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee proposed that on the premise of doing a good job in prevention and control, we should fully support and organize and promote the resumption of production of all kinds of production enterprises. This is the first time that the meeting of the Standing Committee has made arrangements for resumption of work and production. A series of policies and measures to support enterprises to return to work and production have been issued intensively.

According to local conditions, classification guidance is an important principle to promote the resumption of production. Since the third meeting, the deployment and arrangement for the resumption of production and work are more precise and the division of labor is more precise.

On March 18, the meeting of the Standing Committee stressed that we should do a good job in epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development as a whole, and called for all the counties and districts under the jurisdiction of the Standing Committee are low-risk provinces, and we should restore normal production and life order in an all-round way.

On April 8, the meeting of the Standing Committee put forward for the first time comprehensively promoting the resumption of production, requiring solving the difficulties and problems faced by the resumption of production as soon as possible, making every effort to create conditions conducive to the resumption of production, and pressing the fast forward key.

On April 16, the Ministry of industry and information technology said that as of April 14, the average operating rate of Industrial Enterprises above Designated Size in China had reached 99%, and the rate of personnel resumption had reached 94%. The precise and orderly promotion of resumption of manufacturing industry has achieved phased results. The meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee held on April 17 pointed out that the resumption of work and production nationwide is gradually approaching or reaching the normal level.

On May 14, the meeting of the Standing Committee put forward on the basis of the significant progress made in the resumption of work and production, building a new development pattern of domestic and international double circulation and mutual promotion, implementing the project of industrial base reconstruction and industrial chain upgrading and promoting the cooperation of upstream and downstream, production supply and marketing, and large and medium-sized enterprises to resume work and achieve production.

Looking at these 13 meetings, the strategic arrangements are based on the situation, responding to the situation and acting according to the situation. Under the guidance of a number of policy measures put forward by the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the operation of the national economy continued to improve, and the resilience and vitality of Chinas economic development were further demonstrated.

Firm confidence and sound the clarion call of poverty alleviation

2020 is the year of decisive battle for poverty alleviation. Poverty alleviation has become an important part of the research and deployment of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. In these 13 meetings, Xi Jinping has repeatedly stressed the importance of tackling poverty. Many times at the meeting, he stressed the need to strive to achieve the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in an all round way, and strive for the goal of tackling poverty by tackling poverty.

In addition, the meeting of the Standing Committee also made plans for poverty alleviation in key areas and key groups.

The meeting held on February 3 put forward general requirements for all regions to promote poverty alleviation under the situation of epidemic prevention and control. The meeting pointed out that areas with severe epidemic situation should focus on the prevention and control of epidemic situation, while other areas should do a good job in the prevention and control work, make overall efforts in the reform, development and stability, especially in the key tasks related to the decisive victory of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way and the decisive battle of poverty alleviation, and stressed that we should focus on tackling the last bastion of poverty alleviation.

On March 4, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held a meeting in response to the initial situation of epidemic prevention and control in China, in which it was pointed out that we should increase the assistance to the poor areas and the poor population, give priority to the employment of the labor force in the poor areas in the resumption of work and production, and ensure the completion of the decisive task of poverty alleviation.

Responding to the sudden novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic is a tough battle. It is even more a big test to win the battle against poverty when the epidemic prevention and control normalization is being carried out. Facing the war, poverty plus the test questions, how to chew the hard bones and improve peoples sense of happiness and the sense of gain, the 13 meetings further pointed out the direction and the energy for tackling poverty alleviation in the future.