Xi Jinping Presides Over Second Meeting of Central Committee for Comprehensively Deepening Reform
Beijing, July 11th – Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and Director of the Central Committee for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms, chaired the second meeting of the Central Committee for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms on the afternoon of July 11th. The meeting discussed important reform measures related to the construction of a new development pattern with a higher-level open economic new system, dual controls of energy consumption and carbon emissions, rural reform, salary system reform in universities and research institutes, oil and gas market system reform, and the reform of the power system.
During the meeting, Xi Jinping highlighted the importance of building a new higher-level open economic system as a strategic measure to promote reform and development through opening up. He emphasized the need to focus on institutional opening, investment, trade, and foreign exchange cooperation, and to actively raise the country’s level of openness. Xi also stressed the significance of agricultural and rural modernization, ecological civilization construction, and national energy security. He called for the improvement of regulations on energy consumption and carbon emissions and the establishment of a salary system that stimulates innovation vitality and knowledge value orientation in universities and research institutes.
Li Qiang, Wang Huning, and Cai Qi, members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and deputy directors of the Central Committee for Comprehensively Deepening Reform, also attended the meeting.
The meeting emphasized the need to improve the top-level design of the new open economic system, deepen the reform of the system and mechanism in the field of trade and investment, and expand market access. It also highlighted the importance of improving the national security system and mechanism, as well as actively participating in the reform and construction of the global governance system.
In regards to rural reform, the meeting emphasized the consolidation and improvement of the basic rural management system, the improvement of the food security system, and the promotion of rural revitalization. It also called for breakthroughs in important fields and key links to ensure that farmers benefit from the reforms.
Regarding energy consumption and carbon emissions, the meeting acknowledged the achievements made in improving energy utilization efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. It emphasized the gradual shift from dual control of energy consumption to dual control of carbon emissions. The meeting also called for the optimization and improvement of the dual control system, as well as the stabilization of work pace and the adjustment of policy measures based on scientific facts.
The meeting also highlighted the importance of the pilot reform of the salary system in universities and research institutes. It called for the establishment of a correct distribution orientation, talent-oriented approach, and close linkage between salary distribution and performance. The meeting stressed the need to strengthen the supervision of salary management.
In relation to the oil and gas market system, the meeting called for further reforms to strengthen the production, supply, storage, and sales system. It emphasized the importance of market supervision and fair competition, as well as the improvement of the oil and gas reserve system.
Finally, with regards to the power system, the meeting emphasized the need to design the construction path of the new power system in a scientific and rational manner. It called for the gradual reduction of traditional energy sources and the promotion of power technology innovation and market development.
Overall, the second meeting of the Central Committee for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms focused on important reform measures that will shape the future direction of China’s economy and society. The meeting highlighted the need for a new higher-level open economic system, rural revitalization, environmental protection, energy conservation, and innovation in various sectors.