Chronicle of key remarks and events

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"The key lies in the Party; the key lies in the people."

– Xi Jinping, at the National Organization Work Conference, Beijing, on June 28-29

"Look in the mirror. Dress yourself properly. Wash yourself clean and cure your illness."

-- Seeking Truth magazine interpretation, on July 1.

The central authorities sent 45 inspection teams to oversee the mass line rectification campaign.

-- July 4.

"Five points on developing the military commission, and strengthening its work."

-- Xi Jinping, at Central Military Commission meeting on democratic life, July 7-8

Ex-Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death penalty for bribery and abuse of power.

-- July 8

"Increasing household incomes will make the people's lives better and sweeter!"

"We should combine restructuring economy, promoting reform, maintaining stable growth, ensuring employment, preventing inflation and guarding off risks. The measures we adopt should be capable of yielding multiple positive results: ensuring a stable growth amid economic restructuring; they should be immediate, effective and applicable in the long run.

-- Li Keqiang, during his field trip to Guangxi on July 8-9.

"I am here to visit you, my dear fellow villagers. I am here to connect with the people and re-energize myself."

"The history of China's revolution is the best nutrient."

"The two "Musts" Mao Zedong proposed have great ideological and historical significance. In some work units, including government and party agencies, regulations are like window dressing, which the people resent.

"We have to effectively ensure growth and focus on restructuring, to achieve development while maintaining stability."

-- Li Keqiang, Executive Meeting of the State Council, July 12.

Li Daqiu, vice chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was removed from his post for suspected violation of discipline.

-- July 13

"Making the people's dreams come true should be our starting point and foothold."

-- Red Flag magazine, July 13

"On reform: we should stick to the correct direction, dare to gnaw on tough bones and cross rapids."

"Being strict with officials is key to governing the Party strictly."

-- Seeking Truth magazine, July 16

"We need to keep economic growth within reasonable limits. The lower limit is guaranteeing stable growth and employment and the upper limit is preventing inflation."

-- Li Keqiang, at Seminar on the Economic Situation, Beijing, July 16

"The government calls for deepening structural reform in science and technology to enhance technological innovation and vitality."

-- Xi Jinping, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, July 17

"Industrialization is very important. China's prosperity should be reliant on the real economy, not on bubbles."

-- Xi Jinping, Wuhan Heavy Duty Machine Tool Group Corporation, July 21

"Science and technology are the foundation of a country's prosperity."

-- Xi Jinping, Wuhan East Lake New Technology Development Zone, July 21

"China's food security realies on ourselves."

-- Xi Jinping, a breeding base in Ezhou, Hubei, July 22.

"How do we perfect the household responsibility system while maintaining collective ownership of rural land? How do we increase rural incomes through authorized land transfers? These are questions for consideration in the next step of reform."

-- Xi Jinping, Comprehensive Rural Ownership Exchange, Wuhan, Hubei, July 22.

"The people can immediately tell if something is for show or really done for the people."

"We should grasp the opportunity to deepen key areas of reform, overcome structural difficulties in the system, and break through the barrier of established interest."

-- Xi Jinping, seminar with Hubei's provincial leaders, Wuhan, July 23

"We have established a reasonable range, between the upper and lower limit. The upper limit is to prevent inflation, and to control CPI at around 3.5 percent. The lower limit is to ensure 7.5 percent growth."

-- Li Keqiang, at a seminar with economic experts and business leaders to hear their views on China's economy, Beijing, July 23

"We should resize urban population rationally while raising the appeal of mid- and small-sized cities."

-- Xi Jinping, seminar with non-Party individuals, July 25

"To strengthen China's maritime capabilities….is of great and fundamental significance in facilitating sound and stable economy growth, safeguarding China's sovereignty, national security, and development interests, in completing the building of a moderately prosperous society, and eventually rejuvenating the Chinese nation."

-- Xi Jinping, at the Political Bureau's 8th group study on building a maritime power, July 30

"Quality must be put first. We prohibit show projects, those for political records, or 'tofu residue' projects that breed corruption."

-- Li Keqiang, presiding over the Political Bureau meeting, July 30

"Carrying out criticism and self-criticism is not equal to 'leftism.'"

-- Seeking Truth magazine, Aug. 16

"China-Africa friendship…We have been rewarded with sincerity and trust, both more precious than gold."

-- Xi Jinping, meeting delegates of Ministerial Forum of the China-Africa Health Development, in Beijing on Aug. 16

"In the face of disasters, knowledge is strength."

-- Li Keqiang, visiting the areas hit hard by the Gansu earthquake, Aug. 17

"Developing railways in western China has great significance, not only because people here long for them, but so industries can move from the east to the middle and west of the country."

-- Li Keqiang, at the construstion site of the Lanzhou-Chongqing (Lanyu) Railway's Muzhailin tunnel, Aug. 18.

Liu Tienan, former deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and former director of the National Energy Administration, was removed from his party and executive posts for suspected severe violation of discipline and laws.

-- Aug. 19

"China's irrational economic strucuture is highlighted in the imbalaned development between urban and rural areas, and in different regions. The middle and west of the countryhave the largest room for development."

-- Li Keqiang, presiding over a seminar on promoting western development and poverty alleviation, Aug. 19, Lanzhou

"Ideological work is extremely important in the Party. The Party's spirit is always consistent with that of the people."

-- Xi Jinping, National Ideological Work Meeting, Aug. 19-20

"The government has decided to introduce measures controlling new and existing adminstration licenses. We have decided to extend pilots securitizing credit assets."

-- Li Keqiang, presiding the State Council's executive meeting, Aug. 21, Beijing

The State Council approved the establishment of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

-- Aug. 22

Bo Xilai stood on trial for accusations of bribery, embezzelement, and power abuse at Ji'nan Intermediate People's Court.

-- Aug. 22-26

"The high-tech zone has to represent both 'high' and 'new,' to be more specific, 'high level' and 'new technology.' High-tech businesses should account for the majority of the zone. We can put all types of 'vegetables' in to the high-tech zone 'basket'."

-- Xi Jinping, at Dalian's High-Tech Zone, Aug. 29

"On the issue of educational equality, we should come up with more measures, and be more practical. The eastern areas should take the lead in creating new ideas and modes in improving China's education."

-- Li Keqiang, presiding over a meeting with leaders in education, science and technology, Aug. 29

"We should spare no effort in cultivating and making the best of talents."

-- Xi Jinping, at the Shenyang Machine Tool Company, Shenyang, Aug. 30

"The central authorities are aware of problems in China's pension system and are trying to solve them. Strengthening public services in elderly care should be diversified through measures; it should recive more financial assistance."

-- Xi Jinping, Duofu Community in Shenyang's Shenhe Area, Aug. 30

The State Council strictly reduced administrative licenses.

-- Aug. 31

Jiang Jiemin, chief of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) was investigated for severe disciplinary violations.

-- Sept. 1

"China's GDP grew by 7.6 percent in the first half of this year. This is the result of favorable readjustment."

-- Xi Jinping, taking an interview by press from Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kirghizstan, Sept. 3

"We should strive to construct a strategic pivot to lead the development of China's heartland areas"

-- Li Keqiang, visiting the China-ASEAN expo pavilion, Nanning, Sept. 3

"China faces issues such as local debts and excess capacity in some indutries. These problems are controllable, and we are taking measures to solve them."

-- Xi Jinping, 2013 G-20 St. Petersburg Summit, Russia, Sept. 5

"We should adopt a new cooperative model to jointly build a 'Silk Road Economic Belt.' We invite all countries to discuss strategies and measures in developing economies. We should give the 'green light' in terms of policies and legal matters relating to regional economic integration."

-- Xi Jinping, in an address at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Sept. 7.

"The Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate announced that Internet users who share false defamatory information or information that harms the national interest face prison terms if their posts are viewed 5,000 times or forwarded 500 times."

-- Sept. 9

"Every child should receive compulsory education; no one should be left out."

-- Li Keqiang, celebrating Teacher's Day with teachers and students of Dalian's No. 20 High School, Dalian, Sept. 9

"Reform is an irreversible trend. Deepening reform is bound to release new institutional vitality."

-- Li Keqiang, at the opening ceremony of the 7th Summer Davos Forum, Dalian, Sept. 11

"We will not sit and watch hostile forces using the Internet to topple China."

-- Seek Truth magazine, Sept. 16

"We ought to consider the people's expectations in our decision making and daily work."

-- Li Keqiang, presiding over a State Council's executive meeting, Sept. 19

Former member of the CPC's Political Bureau and party chief of Chongqing Municipality, Bo Xilai, was sentenced to life in prison.

-- Sept. 22

"Facing the pressure of slowdown, we have insisted on not increasing the deficit, or adjusting our monetary policy. Instead, we will ensure growth through restructuring and reform."

-- Li Keqiang, meeting the visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Beijing, Sept. 23

"Criticism and self-criticism is a mighty weapon to solve internal conflicts in the Party."

-- Xi Jinping, attending the democratic life meeting of the CPC Standing Committee of Hebei, Sept. 23-25

"Building affordable housing is a compulsory task for governments at all levels. It is a mandatory committment we have to fulfil for the people."

-- Li Keqiang, presiding over a State Council's executive meeting, Sept. 25

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone was offically launched.

-- Sept. 29

Former vice governor of Anhui Province, Ni Fake was removed from the party and his public posts for severe violation of discipline and laws.

-- Sept. 30

"We will continue to advance structural reform. We will use more market-oriented measures to encourage innovation from all sorts of talented individuals and entities."

-- Li Keqiang, meeting the foreign experts who won the Chinese government's annual "Friendship Award," Beijing, Sept. 30

"Muster dream energy for modern China."

-- Editorial in the People's Daily, Sept. 30

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