President Xi Jinping called upon civil affairs authorities to focus their efforts on meeting the requirements of poverty red
uction, special groups and matters of public concern in an instruction released on Tuesday.
The remark by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of Central Mil
itary Commission, came as the 14th National Conference on Civil Affairs began in Beijing on Tuesday.
Xi said work related to civil affairs is related to the public’s well-being and the hearts a
nd minds of the people, and it is also fundamental work that extends a helping hand to those most in need.
Party committees and governments at various levels should stay committed to a people-cent
ered approach and improve their capacities in civil affairs services at the primary level, he said.
He also urged civil affairs authorities to enhance their Party building, stay comm
itted to advancing reform and innovations, better assume their responsibilities in ensur