NPC deputy introduces Guangxi's experience in ethnic unity
Nong Rong, deputy to the National People's Congress, as well as Party secretary and director of the Guangxi Committee of Ethnic and Religious Affairs, takes part in an interview. [Photo/gxnews.com.cn]
As a multi-ethnic border autonomous region, Guangxi has long maintained a good environment in which all ethnic groups live together in harmony under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, providing the "Guangxi experience" as a vivid case for China's national unity and progress.
Nong Rong, deputy to the National People's Congress, as well as Party secretary and director of the Guangxi Committee of Ethnic and Religious Affairs, has introduced Guangxi's efforts in ethnic unity on the occasion of the two sessions this year.
According to Nong, Guangxi has made five achievements in national unity and progress.
The legal basis for national unity has been strengthened. A total of 17 important documents were issued by the CPC Guangxi Committee and the Guangxi government, while a set of local ethnic laws and regulations were also published.
The leading role of demonstration units has been exerted. During the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period, a total of 34 units and 39 individuals in the district were rated as national model and collective individuals for national unity and progress.
The exchanges and interactions among various ethnic groups have also been deepened. The region has vigorously promoted the national language and ethnic languages, as well as encouraged inter-ethnic language communication.
The economic and social development in ethnic areas has been accelerated. In 2019, the total economic volume of Guangxi exceeded 2.12 trillion yuan ($298.32 billion), and the per capita GDP reached 43,000 yuan.
In addition, publicity and education of national unity and progress have also been strengthened.
"The achievements depend on various measures taken by the region," said Nong.
The Guangxi Committee of Ethnic and Religious Affairs has established a normalization mechanism for publicity and education of national unity and progress, as well as cultivated demonstration units in counties, , districts, and cities.
The committee has also set up a consultation mechanism with related departments, coordinating the development of the national unity and progress of the entire region.