Xi congratulates first innovation exchange conference for craftsmen
Updated 22:52, 27-Apr-2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the First Innovation Exchange Conference for Craftsmen of the Nation, which opened in Beijing on Wednesday.

President Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, called for contributing wisdom and strength to high-quality development and the implementation of the strategy to build the country into a leader in manufacturing.

On behalf of the CPC Central Committee, Xi extended festive greetings and best wishes to all skilled workers, model workers and other working people across the country ahead of the International Workers' Day, which falls on May 1.

Stressing skilled workers are main forces underpinning China's manufacturing sector and innovation drive, Xi in the letter urged the working class and other working people in China to carry forward the spirit of model workers, hard work and craftsmanship and adapt themselves to the requirements of the current global revolution in science and technology and industrial transformation.

"With diligence, dedication, innovation and initiative, they must keep honing their skills and contribute their wisdom and strength to promoting high-quality development, making China strong in manufacturing, and building a modern socialist country in all respects," he added.

Xi also called on Party committees and governments at all levels to deepen the reform to train industrial workers and fully leverage the role of skilled workers, seeing that their creativity and expertise are fully unleashed.

At the opening ceremony, Wang Dongming, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and chairman of the All-China Federation of the Trade Unions (ACFTU), read Xi's letter and delivered remarks.

With a theme of "Craftsmanship and Innovation Makes China Stronger," the conference was held both online and offline by the ACFTU to showcase the exquisite skills and innovation achievements of the country's workers represented by national craftsmen, and to serve as a platform for highly-skilled workers to learn from each other.

(With input from Xinhua)

Search Trends