Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday stressed accelerating the building of a modern industrial system underpinned by the real economy, and supporting Chinese modernization with high-quality population development.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when presiding over a meeting of the Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs, of which he is the head.
Xi called on the new Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs to continue to play a positive role in formulating major policies for economic work, and further strengthen and improve the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee on economic work.
A modern industrial system is the material and technological foundation of a modern country, Xi said, adding that the focus of economic development must be placed on the real economy to provide strong material support for the realization of the second centenary goal.
Noting that population development is a major event related to the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, Xi urged efforts to improve the overall quality of the population and support Chinese modernization with high-quality population development.