(Reporter Yuan Wenjun & Xiao Mingliang) On the afternoon of January 16, the Fourth Session of the First Shanghai Jing'an District Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (hereinafter referred to as the "Fourth Session of the First CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee") completed the agenda and concluded successfully at the Daning Theatre.
Chen Yongdi, Chairman of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee, presided over the closing meeting. Chen Jingwei, Wo Weidong, Wang Gang, Shen Gang and Ye Qiang, Deputy Chairmen of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee, Liu Shangbao, Secretary-General of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee and the members of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee took seats on the rostrum. Lu Xiaodong, Gu Yunhao and other leaders of Jing'an District were invited to the closing meeting.
At the meeting, Lu Xiaodong, Secretary of the CPC Jing'an District Committee and Mayor of Jing'an District, pointed out in his speech that in 2018, the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee has firmly grasped the two major themes of unity and democracy, and insisted on serving the overall situation around the center, realizing new atmosphere in political consultation, new achievements in democratic supervision and new results in participating in and discussing state affairs. Firstly, the ideological guidance is becoming more effective. By taking the strengthening of ideological and political guidance and the building of a broad consensus as the core, the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee has made every effort to seek the greatest common denominator and draw the largest concentric circle for the reform and development of Jing'an District. Secondly, the discussion and suggestions related to government affairs are receiving more attention. By giving full play to the CPPCC's advantages of talents pool, intensive intelligence, extensive contacts and superior status, the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee has actively conducted investigation and research and carried out consultation and suggestions related to government affairs, contributing numerous "golden ideas" to Jing'an District to take the lead in realizing high-quality development and high-quality life. Thirdly, the supervisory consultation is becoming more characteristic. The CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee has carried out in-depth supervisory consultation, investigation and inspection activities, continued to deepen the "proposal handling consultation" work, and conducted the "woodpecker operation" for nine consecutive years, which not only enriched and expanded the form and content of democratic supervision, but also greatly promoted the implementation of various tasks. Fourthly, the people-oriented performance of duty makes the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee closer to the public. The CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee has adhered to the people-centered development concept throughout the performance of duties, and polished the work brands such as "community liaison group's 'council room'", "job fair for member units", "love spread to the world-large-scale free clinic" and "information on social conditions and public opinions", vividly explaining the concept of "the CPPCC serves the people" and making people feel that the CPPCC and its members are close to themselves.
Lu Xiaodong stressed that 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC and the CPPCC, 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 "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan", realize new achievements and create new situations. Standing at such a time point of connecting the past with the future, it is required to mobilize all positive factors and pool all positive forces to form a vivid situation of making joint efforts to promote the development and complete all tasks of Jing'an District. Lu Xiaodong hoped that the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee will keep in mind the new position and new mission of the CPPCC in the new era proposed by General Secretary Xi Jinping, adhere to the principle of "making the CPPCC follow up the Party and government work, gathering strength of all parties to carry out consultative democracy", earnestly perform its functions of political consultation, democratic supervision and participation in political affairs, and make greater contributions to Jing'an District for realizing new achievements and creating new situations.
On behalf of the CPC Jing'an District Committee, Lu Xiaodong put forward three requirements for the future work of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee:
Firstly, sticking to the political direction and making more contributions to build a broad consensus and gather strength. Adherence to the leadership of the CPC is the common understanding and original intention of the CPPCC when it was established. It is the prerequisite for the establishment of a political consultation system, and also the most essential feature and the greatest advantage of the CPPCC's institutional arrangement. It is required to take Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era as the general guideline for the work of the CPPCC, and consciously implement the decisions and arrangements of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and the CPC Jing'an District Committee into the work of the CPPCC. It is necessary to take the adherence to and development of socialism with Chinese characteristics as the main axis to consolidate the common ideological and political foundation, continuously expand the unity area, and unite more people around the Party. It is required to regard the strengthening of Party building as the basic work to uphold the overall leadership of the Party over the work of the CPPCC, and better play the leading core role of CPPCC Party group in the work of the CPPCC, the role of the grassroots Party organizations as a fighting bastion, and the vanguard and exemplary role of the CPC members in CPPCC organizations, so as to ensure that the cause of the CPPCC will always move in the right direction.
Secondly, focusing on the reform and development and playing a greater role in actively insisting on the center and serving the overall situation. It is required to focus on the key and difficult issues in the development of Jing'an District, conduct in-depth investigations and studies, actively offer advice and suggestions, and come up with practical and new tactics. It is necessary to stick closely to the central work of the CPC Jing'an District Committee and the Jing'an District People's Government, give full play to the role of the CPPCC as an important channel for consultative democracy and a specialized consultative body, and strive to create a good atmosphere for rational and lawful consultation that is free to speak out and express views. It is required to focus on the people's growing needs for a better life, actively carry out centralized discussion of government affairs and effective supervision, help to find problems and promote problem solving, assist to handle the issues that the people care about and expect most, and continue to adhere to and improve the community liaison group, social situation and public opinion information reporting and other mechanisms, so as to give full play to the role as a bridge connecting the masses.
Thirdly, enhancing the self-construction and making greater progress in continuously improving abilities and capabilities. The CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee should actively adapt to the new era, new tasks and new requirements, strengthen its own construction with reform thinking, innovative ideas and practical measures, better play the role of democratic parties, CPPCC sectors and special committees, and constantly improve its ability to perform duties and fulfill responsibilities. Members of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee should systematically learn the articles and theories of the CPPCC, and strive to improve their political mastery ability, investigation and research ability, ability to cooperate and work with each other, and ability to contact with the masses. They should be capable of truly understanding the CPPCC, conducting political consultation and discussing government affairs, and spare no effort to become a member of the CPPCC with passion, sense of responsibility and remarkable achievements. The CPPCC organs should strengthen the construction of political ideology, style of work, discipline and professional ability, building a high-quality professional cadre team of the CPPCC and "performing duties as a secretary" of CPPCC members.
Lu Xiaodong indicated that since the work of the CPPCC is an important part of the Party's overall work and the cause of the CPPCC is an important part of the Party's cause, it is a major political responsibility of the CPC committees at all levels to strengthen and improve the Party's leadership over the work of the CPPCC. The CPC Jing'an District Committee will, as always, support the work of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee and create a good working environment for it to provide a stage for its cadres, build channel for making suggestions and make achievements in their work. All sub-districts, departments and units of Jing'an District should actively create conditions for CPPCC members to perform their duties, further enhance their awareness of consciously accepting democratic supervision by the CPPCC and democratic parties, improve the handling quality of CPPCC proposals, and further deepen the adoption and implementation of the results of consultation and deliberation by the CPPCC.
At the closing meeting, six members including Ren Xinjian, Wu Yue, Xie Tian, Wang Qiang, Lei Mei and Xia Liuwei delivered speeches respectively, centering on such aspects as the integration of Yangtze River Delta, delicacy management, economic development, waste sorting, private enterprises and international Jing'an District.
Furthermore, the report on the work of proposal review during the Fourth Session of the First CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee was made and the resolution of the Fourth Session of the First CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee was passed at the closing meeting.
Before the closing meeting, an election meeting was held to elect Wang Lechen, Sun Mingli, Du Guoying, Lin Wanlong, Ji Jun and Yan Hua as members of the Standing Committee of the first CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee by secret ballot of all members of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee.
Other guests who were invited to the closing meeting include previous leaders of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee, deputy secretary general of the CPPCC Shanghai Jing'an District Committee, directors of the Society of Friends, information staff of social situations and public opinions, members of the CPPCC Shanghai Municipal Committee in Jing'an District, leaders of all democratic parties, associations of industry and commerce and relevant mass organizations in Jing'an District, heads of departments of district-level institutions and sub-districts (towns), and leaders of key enterprises under the administration of Jing'an District.