Urumqi, 18 July 2022 (TDI): The President of China, Xi Jinping visited various locations in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, in northwestern China.
President Xi Jinping’s visit included Urumqi, Shihezi, and Turpan cities. The inspection tour was aimed at taking a deeper look at the implementation of the Chinese Communist Party’s policies for the autonomous region.
According to the Chinese Communist Party, these policies are meant to increase the standard of life of the people of various ethnicities of Xinjiang along with decreasing language differences by inculcating Mandarin and increasing the prospects of livelihood for the people.
— Zhang Meifang张美芳 (@CGMeifangZhang) July 18, 2022
The Chinese President also visited a university, an international land port area, a residential community, museums, a village, and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), among other sites.
This was reported by the Chinese state media as well as numerous Twitter handles of the Chinese officials.
Aside from that, during the visit, President Xi Jinping laid great emphasis on the need to prioritize the implementation of the CPC Central Committee’s decisions to improve governance in the region.
— Ambassade de Chine en France (@AmbassadeChine) July 18, 2022
Additionally, President Xi said that “we should seek steady progress in our work, further extend reform and opening up in all respects, promote high-quality development, coordinate COVID-19 response with economic and social development, and balance development and security imperatives.
The Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying also shared the highlights of President Xi’s visit to the Xinjiang region in a tweet.
— Hua Chunying 华春莹 (@SpokespersonCHN) July 17, 2022