III. Improving Governance Capacity and Government Services

Taking political integrity as the overarching principle, we will consolidate achievements made in reviewing CPC's history and make all-round efforts to modernize the system and capacity for governance. With high morale at work, we will strive to deliver excellent performance that meets the expectations of the Party and the people.

Improve political integrity and ensure the "two upholds"[25]. Bearing in mind that Beijing is judged first and foremost by its political stance, we will uphold the "two important decisions"[26], and strengthen our consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment with the central Party leadership. We will build greater confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and ensure the "two upholds". We will act, without compromise, on major decisions and plans of the CPC Central Committee and the guidance given by General Secretary Xi Jinping in his remarks, instructions and written comments. We will make consistent efforts to rectify any problems reflected in the feedback from the Central Leading Group for Inspection Work during its sixth round of inspections and the Central Environmental Protection Inspection Team during its second round of inspections, and maintain the right political stance.

Keep the rule of law in mind and govern accordingly. We in the government must readily subject ourselves to the oversight of the Municipal People's Congress and its Standing Committee in terms of the performance of our duties and the legality of our actions. We will also put our work under the oversight of the Municipal CPPCC Committee. We will process with great earnest motions and suggestions raised by deputies to the Municipal People's Congress and proposals made by Municipal CPPCC Committee members. We will implement the Plan on Law-Based Governance of Beijing and the Implementing Rules on Building a Law-Based Government of Beijing, and perform all government functions in accordance with the law. We will accelerate legislation in matters concerning key and emerging areas such as the digital economy and urban renewal. Extensive activities will be carried out in support of the country's Eighth Five-Year Plan for Raising Public Legal Awareness. Law enforcement in key areas will be strengthened and become more transparent and rule-based.

Work for the people diligently and with a heightened sense of responsibility. The government works for the people and relies on the people. We will make implementation the focus of our work, improve the target-based responsibility system and performance evaluation, and refine the mechanism of advancing work through task forces. We will rise up to the challenges and see things through to the end. We will further digitize government administration, improve services through the "12345" hotline, and improve the mechanisms for dealing with one topical issue per month and delivering service packages to enterprises. We will continue the practice of having government officials at the levels of director-general and division director experience the process of accessing government services or complying with government requirements as businesses and citizens would, as a way of urging officials to improve government service quality and efficiency. The government will practice economy through performance-based budgeting for all expenses and strict control of operational costs. We will do a good job in monitoring economic and social development through supervisory statistics. We will build a learning government by reinforcing the training of government employees in order to improve their overall competency and skills.

Advance self-reform to build a clean government. We will act in strict accordance with the central Party leadership's eight-point decision on conduct, and work consistently to guard against form over substance, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance. We will fulfill the requirements for rigorous self-governance of the Party, enforce the principal actor responsibility at all levels of the government, strictly implement the responsibility system for ideological work, and increase supervision over the heads and other leading officials of all government departments. We will strengthen audit-based scrutiny. Government information will be released in accordance with laws and regulations in a timely and accurate manner. We must guard against risks in key government areas, and work tirelessly to improve Party conduct and fight corruption. We must uphold political integrity, deliver practical benefit to the people, and keep the government clean.

Fellow deputies,

Building on the successes of our Party over the past century, we are breasting a new horizon as Beijing prepares to be the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Let us unite closely around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, seek guidance from Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, follow the strong leadership of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, forge ahead with fortitude, and promote the capital's high-quality development in the new era with greater dedication and enthusiasm. Let us usher in the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress with outstanding achievements. 

Report on the Work of the Government 2022 (Part I)

Report on the Work of the Government 2022 (Part II)

[25] The "two upholds" refers to upholding General Secretary Xi Jinping's core position in both the CPC Central Committee and the entire Party and upholding the CPC Central Committee's authority and its centralized, unified leadership.

[26] The "two important decisions" are decisions to establish Comrade Xi Jinping's core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole and to establish Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics for a New Era as the guiding principle.