Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, presents medals to the recipient of the Medal of the Republic Zhong Nanshan (2nd R, front), and recipients of the national honorary title, "the People's Hero," Zhang Boli (2nd L, front), Zhang Dingyu (1st R, front) and Chen Wei (1st L, front), at a meeting commending role models in the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)
BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- A compilation of discourses of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on coordinating epidemic control with economic and social development has been published by the Central Party Literature Press.
The book, compiled by the Institute of Party History and Literature of the CPC Central Committee, is available nationwide.
The book begins with a speech Xi delivered at a meeting commending role models in China's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, and contains 43 key discourses of Xi from Jan. 20, 2020 to Sept. 23, 2020, some of which were published for the first time.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the CPC Central Committee, with Xi Jinping at its core, has put people's lives and health first and led the Party, the military and Chinese people of all ethnic groups in the fight against the epidemic.
Xi has chaired multiple meetings, delivered speeches and issued a series of instructions on the matter.
Through arduous efforts, China has made major strategic achievements in battling COVID-19 and secured remarkable progress in coordinating epidemic prevention and control with economic and social development.
The publication of the discourses is seen to be of great significance to promoting the spirit of combating the COVID-19 epidemic, completing the construction of a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and achieving the targets and tasks of poverty eradication. ■