Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan (R) tastes water newly collected from the Danjiangkou Reservoir in central China's Hubei Province, on Nov. 15, 2018. Wang made a research tour from Nov. 14 to 16 to central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
BEIJING, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan has called for green development and all-round, sustainable economic and social development.
Wang made the remarks during a research tour from Nov. 14 to 16 to central China's Hubei Province, where he visited Wuhan and Shiyan cities, and inspected the provincial museum and the south-to-north water diversion project.
"Not crossing the redlines for ecological conservation and winning the battle against poverty are the strategic plans set by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee for both the present and future," Wang said.
He called for implementation of the CPC Central Committee's decisions and plans regarding ecological and environmental protection, as well as solid practice and hard work to build a moderately prosperous society and winning the battle against poverty by 2020.
"The relationship between survival and development, local and the whole, and the present and future should be properly handled," he said.
Wang also urged building strong cultural confidence, stressing that cultural confidence was the source of national confidence.
He demanded "reverence and a scientific and rigorous attitude for history, as well as good exploration, collection and spread of historical materials, so that the Chinese nation's great culture can be handed down from generation to generation."
He also called for comprehensive and deepened cultural exchanges to let the world know China's history, culture as well as the great cause that is unfolding in the country.