Xinjiang unity week practices spirit of 19th CPC National Congress

By Shan Jie Source:Global Times Published: 2018/1/3 15:43:39

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region conducted a unity week campaign to enhance ethnic unity and practice the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

From December 11 to 31, cadres and employees from departments and institutes across the region lived together with their foster families in grass-roots villages and communities, the Xinjiang Economic Daily reported on Tuesday.

About a million cadres and employees in Xinjiang participated in the week in which they spent time living, working and studying with people from different ethnic groups, the Xinjiang Daily reported on Sunday.

The campaign is aimed at promoting the spirit of the 19th National Congress of CPC to thousands of families in the autonomous region, the Urumqi-based paper reported.

Han ethnic majority cadres and employees must take an ethnic minority "relative," mostly a member of the Uyghur ethnic minority, said Liu Chenyu, a kindergarten teacher living in Qitai county of Changji, a county-level city about 40 kilometers west of Urumqi, the Xinjiang capital.

Ethnic minority cadres must also have a Han villager as a "relative," Liu told the Global Times on Wednesday.

"The activity connected us closely, which is very meaningful. All teachers must participate in the activity," Liu said.

"We, two or three as a team, stayed six days in the home of our paired 'relatives,'" she said.

Apart from living and doing housework with their "relatives," Liu explained, in their spare time they chat about and promote the spirit of 19th CPC National Congress including recent policies that are beneficial to villagers.

A "fun sports meeting of the 19th National Congress spirit" was organized by employees of the Tacheng branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on December 13 at a village in Tacheng, according to the Xinjiang Economic Daily report.

Participants engaged in singing contests and exercise and knowledge sessions.

In the Hotan city village of Kuoqia, villagers and cadres from the Xinjiang Institute of Engineering competed in a contest on the 19th National Congress of CPC, Xinjiang Economic Daily reported.

Liu Yuge, a police officer from the Bole public security bureau, shepherded sheep with his "relative" Tursenjan in the village of Bage.

Liu also helped Tursenjan shake off poverty, the report said.

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