Nation tunes in to 20th CPC National Congress

By ZHAO RUIXUE in Jinan and PALDEN NYIMA in Lhasa | | Updated: 2022-10-17 22:15
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Residents of Shangzhuang Xincun in Dongming county of Heze, Shandong province, gather to watch the opening of the 20th CPC National Congress on Sunday. [Photo provided to]

People across China watched livestreams and listened to the report delivered by Xi Jinping to the 20th CPC National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in Beijing on Sunday.

At Shangzhuang Xincun in Dongming county of Heze, Shandong province, farmers gathered to watch. In March 2021, the 5,151 residents of the village were relocated to a new community from the Yellow River's floodplain, an area frequently threatened by rising water, which lowers crop yields and has necessitated expensive repairs of houses.

In high-altitude villages in Dingri county, Tibet autonomous region, which includes Mount Qomolangma (Everest), residents took in the opening of the country's top political conference via television, multimedia screens, cellphones and radio broadcasts.

Drolma, a resident of Tashi Dzong township in Dingri county, said she was pleased and excited to watch the livestream of the opening on Sunday morning, and she felt pride, as well as faith in the nation's prosperity.

"By listening to the report yesterday, I feel the Party is closer to us villagers and I am very grateful for the great kindness of the Party. I hope our nation will continue to prosper and become stronger," Drolma said on Monday.

At the region's Burang entry-exit border inspection station on the China-Nepal border, immigration officers watched the conference with local residents and helped translate. Most residents speak only their native Tibetan language.

Kunga Dawa, a resident of Burang, said that since the 18th CPC National Congress, he and his fellow villagers have been refreshed with the changes in their way of thinking and making a living. Various cooperatives and enterprises have been set up in the villages, and residents have benefited financially by getting involved, Kunga Dawa said.

Two Tianjin-based branches of China Construction organized staff members, including engineers on the construction project sites, to watch the opening session.

"The report put forward a series of new concepts, theories, thoughts, strategies and demands, which have given us new direction for advancement and fundamental guidelines. So we will begin a new round of studies and solid actions to implement the spirit of the congress," said Wang Jin, president of China Construction Sixth Bureau Corp.

At the Naihuoxi Lane Service Center in the Jianhe community in the Xinghualing district of Taiyuan, Shanxi province, residents also gathered to watch the opening.

"Great changes have taken place during the past decade to our community, which touched me greatly. The report delivered by our president was inspiring and encouraged me to work harder on the management of our community," said Yu Yajun, a local community worker.

Yang Cheng in Tianjin and Sun Ruisheng in Taiyuan contributed to the story.

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