President Xi stresses reform, innovation in manufacturing industry

Source:CGTN 27-04-21 09:41 Updated BJT
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Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored reform and innovation in the manufacturing industry and distinctive local businesses when visiting a company in the city of Liuzhou in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, is on an inspection tour in Guangxi. He visited the city of Guilin on Sunday where he called for greater efforts in rural vitalization as well as in ecological protection.

During Monday's inspection, Xi visited machinery manufacturer Guangxi Liugong Group Co., Ltd. and a food-processing zone for luosifen rice noodles, a local specialty. He learned about the reform and innovation of enterprises, and the development of the manufacturing industry and distinctive local businesses.

Luosifen, also known as river snail rice noodles, is a local specialty famous for its distinctly pungent smell.

It has gained in popularity in China and abroad in recent years thanks to e-commerce and has become one of the city's pillar industries with total output value of over 9 billion yuan ($1.38 billion).

Official data also showed the luosifen industry has created more than 250,000 jobs and has also driven the development of upstream and downstream industrial chains in areas of agriculture, food processing, and e-commerce, among others.

Editor: zhangrui
27-04-21 09:41 BJT
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