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Chinese vice premier urges central SOEs to further assist Xinjiang's development

Xinhua| Updated: November 23, 2023

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Guoqing has called on centrally-administered state-owned enterprises to make further efforts to assist Xinjiang, helping it to better serve and integrate into the country's new development paradigm.

Zhang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during his inspection on the work related to central SOEs assisting the development of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region from Nov 20 to 22.

He said the central enterprises' work in assisting Xinjiang's development has achieved remarkable results in recent years, adding that central enterprises should combine their own advantages with the reality of Xinjiang, and help Xinjiang develop characteristic and advantageous industries and emerging industries.

He encouraged central enterprises to carry out all-round, multi-field and in-depth cooperation with Xinjiang's enterprises and promote the deep integration of Xinjiang's enterprises into the industrial and supply chains.

Central enterprises should make efforts to help improve local infrastructure and public services and create job opportunities through specific projects, Zhang said.

Zhang also inspected local grassroots fire rescue stations and stressed efforts to improve the ability to prevent and respond to major safety risks.