Integrated development of urban and rural areas is an important symbol of Chinese-style modernization and the key to breaking the dual structure of urban and rural areas, expanding space for high-quality development, and achieving common prosperity for all people. The Fourth Plenary Session of the 12th Provincial Party Committee focused on studying the issue of solidly promoting urban-rural integrated development using counties as an important entry point, and reviewed and approved the “Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China on In-depth Implementation of the Important Instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping and Taking Counties as an Important Entry Point to Solidly Promote Urban-rural Integrated Development” “Decision” is of great significance for our province to identify the overall goal and draw a battle map for a new path of urban-rural integrated development that meets the requirements of Chinese-style modernization and has Sichuan characteristics.
The integrated development of urban and rural areas is a major strategic issue related to the overall situation of Chinese modernization. To comprehensively build a modern socialist country and solidly promote common prosperity, the most arduous and arduous tasks still lie in rural areas. Rural areas are huge consumer markets and factor markets. Promoting urban-rural integrated development is conducive to building a new development pattern, smoothing the domestic cycle, and greatly expanding development space. It can be said that promoting the integrated development of urban and rural areas is one of the strategic breakthroughs and main battlefields in promoting Chinese-style modernization. General Secretary Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the integrated development of urban and rural areas, put forward a series of new ideas, new perspectives and new judgments, systematically clarified the great significance, historical orientation and key tasks of promoting integrated development of urban and rural areas, and provided us with ideological guidance and fundamental compliance. The General Secretary is very concerned about the urban and rural development of Sichuan, and has given important instructions on this every time he visits Sichuan. These important instructions are consistent and consistent, and contain the General Secretary’s ardent expectations for Sichuan to promote the integrated development of urban and rural areas and achieve common prosperity between urban and rural areas. We must grasp and handle urban-rural relations from an overall and strategic perspective, and resolutely implement the spirit of the General Secretary’s important instructions and the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee one by one.
Sichuan has both large cities and large rural areas. The urban-rural gap is intertwined with regional differences. The urban-rural dual structure is particularly obvious. The task of promoting urban-rural integrated development is particularly arduous and urgent. When cities lead to rural areas, counties are the first line; when farmers go to cities, county towns are the first stop. Insufficient development of counties and insufficient ability to support agriculture with industry and bring rural development from cities are the key constraints restricting the integrated development of urban and rural areas in our province. The plenary session proposed taking counties as an important entry point and identified a scientific path to promote the integrated development of urban and rural areas. It is another major measure to promote the development strategy of “synchronization of four modernizations, integration of urban and rural areas, and common prosperity of five regions” to deepen and solidify.
At present, the province’s urban and rural development pattern is constantly optimizing, and the promotion of urban-rural integrated development and the construction of a new urban-rural relationship have entered a critical period of improvement and acceleration. It is necessary to accurately grasp the major judgment of the Provincial Party Committee that “the focus is on counties and the difficulties are in rural areas”, and in accordance with “do a good job Based on the work idea of ”both ends and unblocking the middle”, we use counties as an important entry point to solidly promote the integrated development of urban and rural areas, and accelerate the formation of a new type of urban-rural relationship between industry and agriculture that promotes each other, complements urban and rural areas, coordinates development, and promotes common prosperity. Focusing on both ends means focusing on the urbanization construction with the county seat as an important carrier on one end, making the county strong, giving full play to the key supporting role of the county seat, and improving the quality and level of local and nearby urbanization; Rural construction is the driving force behind the comprehensive revitalization of the countryside, building the countryside well and accelerating the modernization of agriculture and rural areas. Smoothing the middle requires us to break down the institutional barriers that restrict urban-rural integrated development, promote the two-way flow of urban and rural factors, balanced allocation of public resources, efficient coordination of grassroots governance, and continuously enhance the endogenous power and overall vitality of urban-rural integrated development. This is a major deployment made to implement the spirit of the central government, based on the provincial conditions and characteristics, and focusing on long-term development. It has profound scientific and practical nature. We must deeply understand and grasp it carefully in order to improve and strengthen the county and build a livable, industrial and beautiful countryside. We will make great efforts to smooth the flow of urban and rural factors, optimize the allocation of urban and rural public resources, and innovate urban and rural grassroots governance.
The period before 2035 is a window period for breaking the urban-rural dual structure and improving the system and mechanism for integrated urban-rural development. Seizing the window period to promote the arduous and complex systematic project of urban-rural integrated development requires not only coordinating efforts, integrating resources, linking up and down, and advancing overall, but also adapting measures to local conditions, providing classified guidance, and implementing precise policies. It is necessary to adhere to the combination of systematic planning and key breakthroughs, the combination of goal guidance and problem orientation, the combination of effective market and promising government, the combination of bold exploration and holding the bottom line, to ensure that the advancement of relevant work is pragmatic, safe and effective. In particular, we must highlight the word “practical” to ensure that this major matter, which is related to the overall situation of Sichuan’s modernization construction, is done well and achieves results.
He who does not seek for easy things will succeed, and he who does not seek refuge from things will advance. The whole province must promote the integrated development of urban and rural areas with a high sense of political responsibility and historical mission. In accordance with the direction guided by General Secretary Xi Jinping, we must persist in pursuing it, boldly explore, hold the bottom line, and work hard for a long time, so as to draw a beautiful and beautiful scene in the land of Bashu. The new picture of urban and rural areas sharing beauty and beauty provides solid support for the comprehensive construction of socialist modern Sichuan.