Nine young members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) met with journalists and answered questions about their grassroots work at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office of China in Beijing on Oct. 9.
The State Council Information Office of China holds a press conference in Beijing on Oct. 9, 2017, to introduce nine outstanding grassroots CPC members and their accomplishments. [Photo by Liu Jian/China SCIO]
Xu Chuan, 35, is an associate professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the Standing Committee of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC). As a deputy to the 19th CPC National Congress, he shared his view on how grassroots work helped him to realize his self-worth and to better contribute to society.
Xu Chuan, 35, is a deputy to the 19th CPC National Congress and a member of the Standing Committee of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC). [Photo by Liujian/China SCIO]
Xu said that he has been exploring new ways to enhance the knowledge about the CPC and its theories on governance among young students through social media platforms such as WeChat and Weibo. He said his online education platform "Nanhang Xu Chuan" has helped millions of students and teachers, attracting wide attention across China, and his article "Why I Joined CPC" was forwarded by the People's Daily and other 300 WeChat Official Accounts.
Though the nine CPC members gave a variety of answers about their incentives to join the CPC, all of them said their goal was to serve the people and they took the Party's core values as their belief.
Huang Cheng, 25, is the youngest in the group. After graduating from Tsinghua University in 2014, she volunteered to teach in rural areas in Qinghai Province. She is now back to Tsinghua University studying for her doctorate at the School of Economics and Management.
Huang Cheng, born in 1992, is the youngest among the nine CPC members and a Ph.D. student at Tsinghua University. [Photo by Liu Jian/China SCIO]
"Touched by the stories of CPC members in my university, I believe there are two major tasks in shouldering the responsibilities as a CPC member," Huang said. "One is [taking] down-to-earth action; the other is to think in big-picture terms."
Gao Jibing, 39, a senior engineer at the China Communications Construction Company Ltd., heads a team of more than 1,000 workers building the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Led by Gao, the workers prevailed over tremendous difficulties and made great breakthroughs in laying down undersea tunnels spanning 6.7 kilometers.
Gao Jibing, 39, is a senior engineer at the China Communications Construction Company Ltd. [Photo by Liu Jian/China SCIO]
"Party members in my team are those who stand out in their work," he said. "To them, making a work fine to better serve the people is the reward they expect."
Young CPC members are also playing a bigger role in innovation and entrepreneurship, helped by the policies that encourage young people to start their own small and medium-sized high-tech, high-innovation enterprises.
Xu Zewei, 34, is the founder and CEO of 91jinrong.com. [Photo by Liu Jian/China SCIO]
Xu Zewei, 34, is the founder and CEO of 91jinrong.com, an online financial intermediary. "Beijing will be built into the national center of innovation and technology," he said. "And there are bountiful resources and advantaged policies for entrepreneurship."