Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, watches the rehearsal of a villager orchestra in Mazhuang Village of Xuzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 12, 2017. Xi had an inspection tour in Xuzhou on Dec. 12. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
XUZHOU, Jiangsu, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more innovation in the equipment manufacturing sector to accelerate China's drive toward becoming a manufacturing powerhouse and bolster the real economy.
"Innovation is the source of business core competitiveness," Xi said, during a two-day inspection tour in Xuzhou, eastern China's Jiangsu Province.