The 11th Party Congress of Shanxi province taking place from Oct 31 to Nov 4 has generated interest across the province.
Residents, government officials and businesspeople from local villages, counties and cities have learned about the congress during the past five years through the considerable media coverage it generates.
During the opening ceremony of the congress, the strengths and weaknesses of Shanxi's current state of development were recognized. The congress also made sure to clarify the development plan of Shanxi for the coming five years, striking a chord with the audience.
"The reports to the congress introduce many suggestions and preferential policies to help boost the manufacturing industry, which will greatly benefit our company," said Wang Yuan, CEO of Shanxi Huaxiang Group which mainly produces and processes mechanical components.
Party members from Xiashile village in Heshun county were also inspired by the speeches at the conference. We Party members should help villagers alleviate poverty and improve the image of our village in reaction to the proposals for stimulating the rural economy, according to Du Yonglu, a senior local Party member.
After the four-day event, government officials at all levels in Shanxi province will enact the policies and measures issued during the congress to improve Shanxi together.