Xi underlines role of technical workers in building China into strong manufacturing

Xi underlines role of technical workers in building China into strong manufacturing

On November 11 a worker checks on hydrogen tanks slated to be used at the Beijing Winter Olympics and the Beijing Olympics in a factory in Hebei province, Shijiazhuang. LI MINGFA President Xi Jinping has underlined the important role of technical workers in building China into a strong manufacturing country and urged reforms in order to foster a strong industrial workforce.

Xi, who is also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central CommitteeParty of China Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, made a congratulatory message in a message to the First Innovation Exchange Conference for Craftsmen of the Nation, which opened in Beijing on Wednesday.

In his message, Xi also extended his sincere greetings to the technical professionals and model workers and expressed his festive congratulations to workers around the country ahead of International Workers' Day, which falls on May 1.

He said that technical workers are an important force that makes China and created-in-China a reality.

The working class and all working people in China should carry on the spirit of model workers and craftsmanship, and adapt themselves to the needs of scientific, technological and industrial transformation in today's world, Xi said.

He encouraged workers to work hard, be innovative and pioneering, and keep improving their skills in order to contribute to the country's high-quality development, implement the nation's manufacturing power strategy, and build China into a modern socialist country.

Xi urged Party committees and governments at different levels to increase reforms in order to foster the industrial workforce, attach importance to leveraging the role of technical professionals and strive to enable them to innovate in their work.

The conference, held by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, provided a platform for technical professionals to develop exchanges.

Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in 2012, Xi has emphasized the importance of cultivating more high-quality technical professionals, promoting the spirit of craftsmanship and developing the modern vocational education system.

As China transitions from being a phase of rapid growth to a state of high-quality development, it faces a shortage of about 20 million technical professionals. In 2020, the fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee proposed to launch special projects to train more top-level engineers and highly skilled personnel.