Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected Guangdong province when he accompanied French
President Macron to Guangzhou and hosted him to tea in his father's former residence. Xinhua
(April 11) reported that Xi Jinping first went to the city of Zhanjiang, where he visited a
mariculture base, an area of mangrove forests, a port, and a water resource allocation project.
It said Xi Jinping learned about efforts in developing marine aquaculture, strengthening the
protection of mangrove forests, boosting transportation infrastructure connectivity, advancing
the collaborative development of Guangdong with its neighbouring island province of Hainan,
and optimizing water resource allocation. Xi Jinping was accompanied by Politburo Member
and Guangdong Provincial Party Secretary Huang Kunming and Wang Weizhong, Governor
of Guangdong Province.
ii) Xinhua (April 12) added that he also inspected the PLA Southern Theatre Command Navy
on April 11 when he stressed strengthening training and combat readiness and accelerating
transformation to boost the armed forces' modernization levels on all fronts. He called on the
armed forces to resolutely fulfill the duties entrusted by the Party and the people. Xi Jinping
posed for group photos with officers at the Navy headquarters of the Southern Theater
Command, He acknowledged the achievements the command's navy has made in improving
itself and exercising its duties since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012. Xinhua cited him
saying 'the armed forces should analyse and address military issues from a political perspective,
carry out military struggles in a resolute and flexible manner, and enhance the ability to ensure
timely and proper responses to complex situations. He told the military to resolutely defend
China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests, and strive to maintain the
overall stability of the country's neighbouring regions. Xi Jinping also ordered the armed forces
to strengthen training under combat conditions, innovate the concepts of combat and the
methods of combat and training, and intensify force-on-force training based on operational
plans. He asked them to develop new types of combat forces and means and accelerate the
efforts to incorporate new equipment and new forces into actual combat capacity. Xi Jinping
also stressed the importance of strengthening the Party's leadership over the armed forces.
iii) CCTV (April 13) said on the morning of April 13, Xi Jinping listened to the work report of
the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government, affirming the
achievements of Guangdong in various tasks. In his talk Xi Jinping dilated on Chinese-style
modernization, common prosperity of all people is the essential feature of Chinese-style
modernization and theme education as a major task of party building this year. PBSC member
and Director of the CCP CC General Office Cai Qi, accompanied Xi Jinping. Li Ganjie, He
Lifeng and responsible comrades from relevant departments of the central and state agencies
accompanied the investigation, and responsible comrades from the Seventh Steering Group of
the Central Committee of Theme Education attended the report meeting.

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