High- quality Development
Source: “The Chinese economy has transitioned from a phase of rapid growth to a stage of high-quality development.”
Interpretation: High-quality development has been a primary tone for China’s economic and social development, which President Xi Jinping reiterated frequently during this year’s Two Sessions. Animal husbandry, coal, rare earth and natural gas were formerly backbone industries supporting the economic growth of northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. When joining a panel discussion with NPC deputies from the autonomous region on March 5, Xi noted that the focus of high-quality economic development should be on transforming and upgrading industries and called for more efforts to foster new industries, new driving forces and new growth points and to develop the modern energy sector, pointing a clear path forward for energyoriented regions to achieve high-quality development.
January 22, 2018: Qiao Xiuzhong, a resident of Lianxing Village in Wuyuan County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, grazes sheep in his courtyard. The village has 457 families living in solar-powered houses with central heating. by Liu Lei/xinhua