Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 14. The National Working Conference on Aging was held in Beijing on October 14. The meeting carefully studied the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on the work of aging. Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, made important instructions. The instructions pointed out: The work of aging is related to the well-being of hundreds of millions of senior citizens, the welfare of their families and the overall development of the country. In recent years, with the joint efforts of various regions and departments, the development of the cause for the elderly has achieved remarkable results. We must adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, earnestly implement the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, implement the national strategy to actively respond to the aging of the population, and focus on the “emergency and difficulties of the elderly in social security, pension, medical and other livelihood issues.” “Worry and hope”, deepen relevant reforms, improve policies, systems and working mechanisms for the elderly, promote the high-quality development of aging undertakings and industries, actively develop community care for the elderly, better play the role of social forces, and meet the multi-level and diversified needs of the elderly. Strengthen the prevention and early intervention of senile diseases, and build a care system for the disabled elderly. Governments at all levels must earnestly perform their duties, do their best and do what they can, pay attention to improving the living environment of the elderly, enrich the spiritual and cultural life of the elderly, safeguard the dignity and rights of the elderly, create a social atmosphere of filial piety and respect for the elderly, and continuously improve the elderly People’s sense of gain, happiness, and security.
Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council Han Zheng attended the meeting and delivered a speech. He said that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, all regions and relevant departments have conscientiously implemented the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, and my country has achieved a series of new achievements in the development of the cause of aging. It is necessary to thoroughly study and comprehend General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech and instructions on aging work, from an overall and strategic perspective, deeply understand the importance and urgency of doing aging work, fully implement the key tasks of aging work, and promote the development of the cause of aging in the new era. Constantly stepping up to a new level.
Han Zheng emphasized that it is necessary to further improve the multi-level old-age security system, complete the basic old-age insurance system, gradually increase the level of old-age security, and accelerate the development of the second and third pillars of old-age insurance. It is necessary to accelerate the improvement of the elderly care service system, vigorously develop home and community elderly care services, improve the quality of institutional elderly care services, and make up for the shortcomings of rural elderly care services. It is necessary to effectively strengthen health services for the elderly, strengthen the health management of the elderly, improve the medical service capabilities for the elderly, develop community and home-based medical care services, and improve medical insurance systems. It is necessary to accelerate the development of the aging industry, strengthen basic work such as planning and standards for the aging industry, activate the market for supplies and services for the elderly, and optimize the development environment for the aging industry. We must focus on building an elderly-friendly society, strengthen the construction of a livable environment for the elderly, support the elderly to participate in economic and social development, further do a good job in the social preferential treatment of the elderly, and earnestly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the elderly. It is necessary to strengthen the organization and leadership of aging work, form a strong synergy, and improve the quality and efficiency of aging work.
Sun Chunlan, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, attended the meeting and made a concluding speech. She emphasized that it is necessary to earnestly implement the Party Central Committee and the State Council’s decision-making arrangements and the spirit of the meeting, in-depth implementation of the national strategy of actively responding to population aging, integrating the concept of active aging and healthy aging into the entire process of economic and social development, and building “prevention, treatment, and care.” The three-in-one elderly health service model optimizes the supply of urban and rural elderly care services, strengthens the training of professional talents for the elderly, promotes the construction of an elderly-friendly society, and continuously enhances the sense of acquisition, happiness, and security of the elderly.
State Councilor Wang Yong attended the meeting.