The General Office of the Central Committee of the CPC recently issued the Opinions on Strengthening the United Front Work of the Private Sector in the New Era, and the National Conference on the United Front Work of the Private Sector conveyed the need to implement the key instructions of President Xi Jinping and the Central Committee of the CPC. China Business Times, a paper of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce interviewed Yintai Founder and Chairman Shen Guojun on this directive. The following is the full text of the interview:
The Opinions on Strengthening the United Front Work of the Private Sector in the New Era recently issued by the General Office of the Central Committee of the CPC is the first document on the united front work of the private sector since the reform and opening up, and is of great significance.On September 16, the National Conference on the United Front Work of the Private Sector conveyed the need to implement the key instructions of President Xi Jinping and the Central Committee of the CPC. I am very happy to have attended the conference and learned from it. The conference highlighted the need to enhance private sector businesspeople’s political, ideological and emotional identification with the CPC and socialism with Chinese characteristics. I think it is absolutely necessary and very important to be able to better guide private entrepreneurs like us to thank, listen to and follow the Party so that we can be politically sensible.
Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, President Xi has been very concerned about the development of private sector enterprises. He has proposed the “two unwaverings” proposition, stating that “private sector enterprises and entrepreneurs are one of us”, as well as new topics such as supporting the reform and development of private sector enterprises, building close but clean political-business relationships, and placing priority on educating and training a new generation of private sector businesspeople. The Opinions also encouraged the private sector to actively participate in the major strategies of the State. These policies are very timely, and very encouraging. I sincerely feel that the Central Committee of the CPC truly values private sector enterprises.
I believe that promoting the innovative development of the united front work of the private sector economy in the new era will help to continuously strengthen the Party’s leadership over the private sector economy, and help the many private sector entrepreneurs unite more closely around the Party so that all will more actively participate in nation-building.
As a private sector entrepreneur, I am very confident that China’s future growth will be sustainable and sound. I will conscientiously study and implement the spirit of the Central Committee of the CPC, and establish national and family sentiments. I will make it my mission to serve the country and strengthen the nation by performing well in the industries in which I am involved. I will also promote the entrepreneurial spirit and the craftsman’s spirit, actively participate in Guangcai Program and poverty alleviation, and strive to be a model of patriotism and a dedicated professional, law-abiding business operation, entrepreneurship and innovation, and repaying society. We will rise to the challenge by taking practical actions, and explore new development methods. In particular, Yintai Group will continue to adhere to serving the country through its relevant businesses, adjust its business mix rationally, and continue to innovate so as to contribute more to high-quality economic growth.