(Reporters Xing Beilin and Yu Ruwen) On the morning of January 17, 2019, the Sixth Session of the First People's Congress of Jing'an District completed the agenda and concluded successfully at the Daning Theatre.
The executive chairmen of the congress, including Lu Xiaodong, Gu Yunhao, Ye Jianhua, Song Zhen, Feng Lu, Duan Wenlong, Wu Liping, Yang Zhijian, Jiang Tianxi, Yan Junying, Zeng Xiaoying, Li Lei, Song Dajie, Zhang Jun, and ZhaoJianfeng were seated in the rostrum. Chen Yongdi, Chairman of the CPPCC Jing'an District Committee and other officials were also seated in the rostrum. 340 deputies were supposed to attend the congress, and 318 deputies actually attended, which conformed to the quorum requirement.
Lu Xiaodong, Secretary of CPC Jing'an District Committee, District Mayor and Executive Chairman of the congress, presided over the meeting. By secret ballot, the congress elected Gu Yunhao as thedirector of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress, Liu Qing, Xu Xing and Ding Ci as the committee members of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress. The newly elected director of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress held a meeting with the deputies. Gu Yunhao said in his speech that he would work together with the members of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress and all the deputies of the People's Congress of Jing'an District, staying true to the mission, bearing it in mind, and working diligently to make new progress in the work of the People's Congress of Jing'an District, so as to live up to the ardent expectations of the people in Jing'an District; constantly strengthen the concept of the Party, adhere to the leadership of the CPC Jing'an District Committee to carry out the work, focus on the key points based on the overall situation with a long-term view, and be pragmatic and efficient; stabilize the general situation and fully perform its statutory duties centering on the reform and development of the district, so as to make positive contributions to improving the energy level and core competitiveness of Jing'an District; give full play to the role of members of the People's Congress of Jing'an District as bridges and bonds, learning more about the public feelings, listening to their opinions and responding to their expectations; strengthen study and work style construction, striving to make the People's Congress of Jing'an District a veritable "two organs". The congress held the Constitutional Oath Ceremony for the newly elected director and committee members of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress.
The congress voted to adopt the Resolution on the Work Report of the People's Government of Jing'an District, Resolution on the Implementation of the 2018 National Economic and Social Development Plan and the 2019 National Economic and Social Development Plan of Jing'an District, Resolution on the 2018 Budget Implementation and 2019 Budget of Jing'an District, Resolutions on the Work Report of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress, Resolutions on the Work Report of Jing'an District People's Court, and Resolution on the Work Report of Jing'an District People's Procuratorate.
In his speech, Lu Xiaodong pointed out that in 2018, under the forceful leadership of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Shanghai Municipal People's Government, the whole district earnestly implemented the decisions and arrangements of CPC Jing'an District Committee, forged ahead with determination and hard work, constantly deepened the reform in various fields, maintained the steady and healthy development of the regional economy and society, continuously improved the living standard of people, further promoted the strict governance of the CPC, and well done various major objectives and tasks set at the beginning of the year. Passing the middle of the current-term government and "13th Five-Year Plan", Jing'an District delivered a relatively good answer sheet to the "mid-term exam". Over the past year, centering on the overall work of Jing'an District closely, Jing'an District People's Congress and its Standing Committee conscientiously performed their legitimate authority according to law, strengthened and improved the supervisory activities, supported and guaranteed deputies to perform their duties according to law, and earnestly enhanced the self-construction, achieving new progress and new effects in all aspects of work.
Lu Xiaodong stressed that 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China, and is a key year for comprehensively building a moderately prosperous society, as well as an important year for Jing'an District to accomplish the goals and tasks of the "13th Five-Year Plan", realize new achievements and create new situations. He hoped that Jing'an District People's Congress and its Standing Committee would continue to give play to their own advantages and the role of deputies, take the initiative to serve the overall interests, actively perform their duties in accordance with the law, and contribute more power of Jing'an District People's Congress to the district development.
On behalf of the CPC Jing'an District Committee, Lu Xiaodong put forward four opinions on doing a good job in this year's work of Jing'an District People's Congress:
First, upholding the leadership of the CPC and insisting on the correct political orientation. Jing'an District People's Congress and its Standing Committee shall continue to follow the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, thoroughly study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech on his visit to Shanghai, deeply understand the great significance of the organic unity of upholding the leadership of the Party, the people being the masters of the country, and governing the country according to the rule of the law, ensuring that all work can always move in the right direction. They shall continuously strengthen the "four consciousnesses", firmly adhere to the "four self-confidence", achieve the "two maintenance" and consciously maintain a high degree of consistency with the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core in ideology, politics and actions; ensure that the leadership of the Party is exercised throughout all aspects and the whole process of the work of the Jing'an District People's Congress, conscientiously implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Jing'an District Committee, and always keep the same with the thought, objectives and actions of the CPC Jing'an District Committee according to the requirement of the "four proficiencies".
Second, persisting in serving the overall situation and making new contributions in promoting the regional development. Jing'an District People's Congress and its Standing Committee shall base themselves on their own characteristics, give full play to their own advantages, put the work of the Congress in the central work of the CPC Jing'an District Committee and the overall development of the district to think, plan and promote, earnestly exercise their function and power according to the law and from the overall situation, carry out the supervision for assisting the overall situation, and organize deputy activities for serving the overall situation. They shall center on the overall arrangement of the Ninth Session of the First People's Congress of Jing'an District, focus on the regional functional layout, improvement of economic density, construction of global service providers, optimization of business environment and other key points, strengthen the investigation and research, and put forward valuable countermeasures and suggestions, so as to promote the high-quality development of the regional economy; conscientiously perform the supervision duties, stick to the "problem" orientation, find the right entry point and juncture according to the implementation of laws and regulations, key points of economic and social development and hot spots concerned by the masses, as well as vigorously support the improvement work of the "one government, one committee and two institutions" while the effective implementation of supervision, so as to better promote the implementation of all tasks.
Third, adhering to performing the duties for the people and making new progress in promoting the improvement of people's livelihood. Jing'an District People's Congress and its Standing Committee shall adhere to the people-centered development ideas, gave high priority to the improvement of people's well-being, make comprehensive use of thematic researches, law enforcement inspections, consideration report hearing and deliberating, inquiries and other ways to continually improve people's livelihood and actively respond to the widespread concern of the masses about major livelihood issues, so as to constantly improve the sense of gain, happiness and security of the masses. They shall broaden channels and innovate methods, give full play to the advantages of deputies in maintaining close ties with the masses and understanding the actual situation of the basic level, make good use of the performance platforms such as the "House of Deputies", "Contact Station" and "Contact Spot", timely transmit the voice of the Party and the government to the masses, and reflect the social situation and public opinions to relevant departments, so as to make all the work of the CPC Jing'an District Committee and the People's Government of Jing'an District more in line with the expectations and reflect the wishes of the masses. All deputies of Jing'an District People's Congress shall further enhance their sense of responsibility and mission, constantly improve their ability and level of performance, and make more suggestions for the regional development, becoming the good "spokesmen" for the grassroots, the "impellers" of various undertakings and the "bellwethers" for the reform and development on all fronts.
Fourth, keeping pace with the times and achieving new results in strengthening the self-construction of Jing'an District People's Congress. Jing'an District People's Congress and its Standing Committee shall conscientiously implement the "two organs" requirement put forward in the 19th National Congress of CPC, accurately grasp the characteristics and laws of the work of the NPC in the new era, actively explore new ways and means and constantly stimulate the vitality and vigor of the work of the NPC. They shall strengthen study and the awareness of "action", improve the ability of "doing good", find the path of "doing well" and better exercise the legal authority; further improve the reporting system for major issues, optimize the process, consider major issues according to the law seriously and responsibly to make resolutions and decisions. He hoped that the organs of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress would constantly improve the systems and mechanisms, optimize the service content and form, further strengthen the ties between its members and deputies as well as the deputies and the masses, organize and carry out various performance activities for deputies, and improve the mechanism for handling deputies' motions and suggestions, etc, so as to make the work of the NPC more scientific and to a higher level.
Lu Xiaodong said that CPC Jing'an District Committee will, as always, strengthen and improve its leadership over the work of Jing'an District People's Congress, fully support Jing'an District People's Congress and its Standing Committee in performing their duties in accordance with the law, attach importance to their thoughts, trust their work and respect their decisions, striving to create a relaxed and harmonious working environment for Jing'an District People's Congress. The "one government, one committee and two institutions" shall conscientiously accept the supervision and earnestly implement the resolutions and decisions of Jing'an District People's Congress, be responsible and report to Jing'an District People's Congress in accordance with the law, striving to create a good situation in which each party performs its duty and works in unity and cooperation under the leadership of the CPC Jing'an District Committee. All departments, sub-districts and towns shall actively support Jing'an District People's Congress in exercising its functions and powers according to the law, earnestly handle deputies' motions and suggestions, and actively create favorable conditions for the performance of them.