President lauds newspaper’s grasp of economic affairs

President Xi Jinping delivers an important speech at the gathering of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on Dec 30, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

President Xi Jinping has called on the Economic Daily to adhere to the right political orientation, innovate its concepts and methods for economic news reporting and make contributions to advancing the high-quality growth of the Chinese economy.

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in a congratulatory letter on the 40th anniversary of the founding of the newspaper, a national news outlet devoted to the coverage of domestic and international economic affairs.

The president commended the newspaper for its important roles in publicizing the Party's innovative theories, interpreting economic policies and reporting achievements of the nation's economic growth.

He expressed his hope that the newspaper will make greater contributions to telling the stories of China's economic development in the new era.

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Li Shulei, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, read the letter at a meeting in Beijing on Sunday to celebrate the anniversary. He urged the newspaper to improve its quality reports, boost confidence for growth and promote media integration.