Xi Jinping: China's dynamic zero-COVID policy works | Inquirer News

Xi Jinping: China’s dynamic zero-COVID policy works

/ 04:40 PM June 30, 2022
Xi: Dynamic zero-COVID policy works

President Xi Jinping talks on Tuesday with community workers, Party members and volunteers during an inspection tour of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, and hears about local efforts in the prevention and control of COVID-19 outbreaks. | XINHUA via China Daily/Asia News Network

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping has reiterated that the dynamic zero-COVID policy has proved to be “correct “and “effective” in the nation’s response to COVID-19 outbreaks, saying that the “herd immunity “approach would cause unimaginable consequences in such a populous country as China.

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks on Tuesday during an inspection tour of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. The city reported the first case of COVID-19 in China.

ADVERTISEMENT

He visited a residential community and a high-tech enterprise in Wuhan, and highlighted the importance of coordinating the COVID response and socioeconomic development, as well as improving the nation’s independence and self-reliance in science and technology.

While visiting the Zhiyuan Community, Xi commended the city’s regular epidemic prevention and control efforts, saying that since Wuhan won the battle against the virus in 2020, it has encountered several outbreaks again, but it got them under control in a short time, thereby preventing massive resurgences of the virus.

FEATURED STORIES

Practice has proved that the principle and policy adopted by the CPC Central Committee are correct and effective and must be unswervingly upheld, Xi said.

Over the past more than two years, China has adhered to the overarching principle of “guarding against imported cases and preventing a resurgence of the outbreak at home” and the dynamic zero-COVID policy to combat the pandemic.

Noting that the pandemic is a big test, Xi said that the nation’s dynamic adjustment of epidemic control measures has protected people’s lives, safety and health to the maximum extent.

Implementing the dynamic zero-COVID policy is determined by the CPC Central Committee in line with the Party’s nature and its founding purpose as well as national conditions, he said.

It is better to temporarily affect economic development than to harm people’s lives and health, particularly among the elderly and children, Xi said. Judging from the effects in all aspects, the nation’s epidemic prevention and control measures are the most economical and effective, he added.

Xi: Dynamic zero-COVID policy works

President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour in Wuhan, Hubei province, on June 28, 2022. [Xinhua via China Daily/Asia News Network]

Saying that the pandemic is not yet over and the nation still feels the heavy pressure of the pandemic response, Xi urged perseverance in seeking victory over the virus. He warned against any tendency to grow weary of the fight or slacken prevention and control efforts.

Xi called for improving community-based regular COVID response measures, saying that science-based and targeted steps must be taken to firmly prevent the spread of the virus in communities.

ADVERTISEMENT

Party committees and governments at various levels should work to help address people’s difficulties and ensure that economic activities and people’s work and lives are less affected by COVID control measures, Xi said.

“We are confident of striking a balance between epidemic prevention and control and socioeconomic development, and striving for relatively good performance in this year’s economic development.”

While visiting Wuhan HGLaser Engineering Co Ltd, one of the largest laser equipment suppliers in China, Xi stressed the importance of implementing the innovation-driven development strategy to “keep the lifeline of science and technology firmly in our own hands”.

He urged greater progress in independence and self-reliance in the sector of science and technology to make the country’s development more secure.

He also stressed fostering more advanced technologies and sectors and creating new advantages in international competition.

Xi said that with the country’s development, it becomes urgent to make breakthroughs in core technologies in key fields.

Saying that high-end manufacturing is an important pillar of high-quality economic development, Xi urged the strengthening of technological research and development to push for the upgrading of the nation’s manufacturing industry and build China into a manufacturing power.

RELATED STORIES

WHO says China’s zero-COVID strategy unsustainable

As virus cases surge, can China’s zero-COVID strategy hold?

As Beijing COVID-19 outbreak proves stubborn, mass testing becomes routine

Beijing tourist sites empty in COVID-stalked public holiday

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: China, COVID-19, Health, Xi Jinping
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.