The Jakarta Post
Fujian delegates at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened a discussion on Thursday to deliberate the 18th Central Committee report.
The report was delivered by the party's Secretary-General Xi Jinping to 2,280 delegates at the Great Hall of People on Wednesday to mark the opening of the 19th congress.
Thursday’s meeting started at 9 a.m. and was led by the secretary of the CPC Committee in Fujian province, You Quan. He was accompanied by Fujian Governor You Weiguo and Vice Governor Zhang Zhinan.
Fujian is one of the main origins of Indonesians of Chinese descent as well as expat Chinese in Southeast Asia.
The province is being represented by 41 delegates at the 19th congress.
The delegates supported the report made by Xi — who is also China’s president — on the progress that has been made in the past five years, as well as his 14-point thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era, and the plans to make china a great and modern socialist country by 2050.
Being a coastal province, the delegates emphasized various connectivity efforts through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The Fuzhou CPC secretary said that the city is the starting point of the maritime connectivity, which was proposes by Xi when he was working in the provincial capital.
The Xiamen CPC secretary supported further trade, and investment facilitation and liberalization, saying BRI means a balance of "going out and inviting in.” (bbs)