nated efforts to promote work in all fields with resolve

Touring a “hutong,” or traditional alley, in central Beijing’s Qianmen area, Xi ord

ered the efforts to protect cultural heritage sites and conserve traditional culture while renovating the city’s old areas.

He called for both improving local residents’ living conditions and pr

tecting historical and cultural deposits, so that history and modernity will

perfectly blend. He stressed specific measures to maintain the original features of hutong areas.

Xi dropped into two courtyards along the hutong, inquiring about the living cond

itions of local residents after the renovation projects in the neighborhood.

“What the CPC pursues is to make the people’s life bette

r,” he told the residents, gladly chatting and making dumplings with them.

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