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Greet 100th anniversary of CPC's founding by promoting common prosperity, Zhang Bing says

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 8, 2021

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Zhang Bing, Party secretary of Jiaxing, delivers a speech on March 5 at the plenary meeting of Zhejiang delegation to the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress. [Photo/WeChat account: jxfabu]

Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province will welcome the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China by promoting the Red Boat spirit and common prosperity, Party secretary of Jiaxing Zhang Bing said on March 5 during the plenary meeting of Zhejiang delegation to the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress, which lasts from March 5 to 11.

"Planning is the key to achieving common prosperity," said Zhang, when reviewing the government work report delivered by the country's premier on the same day.

He suggested that the country should summarize the experience of Jiaxing and Zhejiang in integrating urban and rural development and that the country should support Zhejiang in building a demonstration zone of common prosperity.

Zhang said that he was inspired by the government work report and the goal of "improving people's wellbeing and promoting common prosperity" that was mentioned in the report.

Jiaxing has been promoting coordinated urban-rural development in recent years and remarkable achievements have been made, with the per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents in the city reaching 64,100 yuan ($9,849) and 39,800 yuan respectively in 2020. This meant that Jiaxing had one of the most balanced urban-rural development in the country, according to Zhang.

Moreover, the per capita disposable income of the city's rural residents has been ranked first in Zhejiang for 11 consecutive years and Jiaxing's farmers boasted having the highest income in China last year.

In Zhang's opinion, common prosperity is not only demonstrated by income growth, but also by the overall improvement of local residents' wellbeings.

Since 2004, Jiaxing has explored integrated urban-rural development by promoting integration in space layout, employment, income growth, public service, environment protection, and social governance.