On March 5, 2013, Xi Jinping urged all deputies to continue the spirit of hammering nails, improve work style, solve outstanding problems, and make practical, concrete, and meticulous efforts in the work of the masses, while taking part in a panel discussion with the Shanghai delegation during the annual session of the NPC.
On March 7, 2014, in a panel discussion with the Guizhou delegation during the annual NPC session, Xi Jinping noted that air quality is directly linked to happiness. Xi joked that in the future, Guizhou Province could produce canned air. After hearing this, the deputies present burst into laughter.
People’s livelihood involves a wide range of aspects. All deputies should maintain perseverance and resilience, achieve one thing at a time, and avoid taking on too much but gaining little, noted Xi Jinping on March 9, 2015, when participating in a panel discussion with deputies from Jilin Province during the annual NPC session. All deputies were urged to live up to their obligations, make solid efforts and avoid empty promises.
Genuine poverty relief efforts should be made. We need to plant fewer bonsai trees, and do more real work to benefit those living in poverty, Xi Jinping said on March 8, 2015, in a panel discussion with deputies from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region during the annual NPC session.
It is necessary to strengthen the construction of ecological civilization, draw up an environmental protection red line, and leave space for sustainable development and a beautiful world for future generations, Xi Jinping said on March 7, 2016, while participating in the panel discussion with deputies from Heilongjiang Province. Clear water and lush mountains are invaluable assets. Snow and ice in Heilongjiang Province are also precious assets.
On March 10, 2016, while participating in the panel discussion with deputies from Qinghai Province at the annual NPC session, Xi Jinping noted that to realize poverty alleviation, we must target poor households and people precisely, find the root cause of poverty, and clearly define objectives.
On March 8, 2017, Xi Jinping attended a panel discussion of the Sichuan delegation during the annual NPC session. He pointed out that we need to continue to select and appoint appropriate officials in villages, integrate agriculture-related funds, and improve the way we mobilize poverty reduction efforts and help the poor shake off poverty. All poverty relief efforts should be precise and targeted, the features of which require as much attention to detail as embroidery.
On March 8, 2017, Xi Jinping attended a panel discussion of Sichuan delegation at the annual NPC session, stating that both prevention of poverty's re-emergence and keeping the anti-poverty campaign moving are of equal importance. Counties, villages, and individual households that have shaken off poverty need to enhance their ability to "pump new blood", to build a stable long-term anti-poverty mechanism and resolutely prevent formalism in poverty alleviation.
On March 5, 2018, Xi Jinping attended a panel discussion of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region delegation during the annual NPC session. He noted that industrial development in Inner Mongolia should not be limited to cashmere, coal, rare earth elements and natural gas, and the region should make great efforts to cultivate new industries, driving force and growth pole.
To achieve real success, we must keep an eye on long-term development. This long-term progress doesn’t mean to be passive, neglectful or inactive today, but to establish an accurate outlook on political achievements. It is necessary to share visible, tangible benefits with people and also pave the way for future generations. It is essential to do both noble work and make intangible efforts for long-term development, and to pursue an excellent reputation among people while maintaining an appreciation of history, Xi Jinping explained when participating in a panel discussion with deputies from Shandong Province during the annual NPC session on March 8, 2018.