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Speech of the President of China National Textile and Apparel Council

Labor creates a splendid career, struggles to weave a better world, says  Sun Ruizhe, President of China National Textile and Apparel Council

Sun Ruizhe  President of China National Textile and Apparel Council

Sun Ruizhe
President of China National Textile and Apparel Council

On July 12, at the National Textile Industry Advanced Collectives, Model Workers and Advanced Workers Commendation Conference, Sun Ruizhe, President of China National Textile and Apparel Council, delivered a speech entitled “Working to Create a Splendid Career and Struggle to Weave a Beautiful World”. His speech is reproduced below:

Distinguished leaders and comrades:

Workers make history, and workers create the future. Labor is the source of all happiness and the only way to all success. The laborers are the most glorious, the most valuable and the most noble.

Today, we are here to solemnly commend the advanced collectives, model workers and advanced workers of the national textile industry. On behalf of the China National Textile and Apparel Council, I would like to express warm congratulations and high respect to the advanced collectives and individuals who have been commended! To Vice Chairman Gu Xiulian and Vice Chairman Hao Jianxiu, who have long cared about and supported the development of the textile industry, as well as the leaders of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, to give guidance and praise to the selection and commendation of all-textile workers over the years. Thanks to the leaders of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security who helped!

Labor is glorious, and the selection and commendation of textile model workers encourages advanced and encourages innovation

As the mother industry of China’s modern industry, the textile industry has always been an industrial sector where labor heroes are born in large numbers, innovative practices are enriched, and labor spirit flows. In 1950, the party and the state commended model workers for the first time, and 25 workers in the textile industry were commended. In 1953, 105 national textile industry labor models and 24 national textile industry model units were named and commended for the first time by the then Ministry of Textile Industry and the National Committee of China Textile Trade Union. For more than 70 years, generations of textile workers have shed blood and sweat, contributed wisdom and strength, and worked hard to write brilliant careers and life legends, create the value of the times and social wealth, and serve the prosperity of the country and the happiness of the people with splendid careers. Batches of model workers and advanced workers stand out. Hao Jianxiu, Zhao Mengtao, Huang Baomei, Gui Lanzhen, Deng Jianjun, etc. These names mark the history and influence the times. The stars are bright, shining, and the fire is passed down from generation to generation. It is the generations of textile workers represented by model workers who have not forgotten their original aspirations, kept their mission in mind, forged ahead and dedicated themselves, and have achieved the pattern and momentum of “clothing and quilts” in China’s textile industry.

The new era calls for new actions, and new causes make new heroes. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, China has achieved a historic leap from standing up, becoming rich to becoming strong, and successfully embarking on a new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way. The textile industry and national rejuvenation resonate at the same frequency, the goal of textile power has basically been achieved, and the high-quality development of the industry has opened up a new situation. In this process, a large number of excellent teams and talents have emerged in the industry. The collectives and individuals we commend today are the advanced representatives of the more than 20 million contemporary textile workers. There are 324 national textile industry model workers in this commendation, including 187 front-line workers, accounting for 57.7% of the labor model workers, 77 corporate leaders, 60 management personnel and scientific and technological personnel; 24 national textile industry advanced workers, the main body is from all over the country Comrades below the division level of the textile industry competent department and the grass-roots level of the textile and garment association; there are 100 advanced collectives in the national textile industry, including 62 first-line collectives (teams, workshops).

The glory of labor is particularly dazzling, and the strong voice of struggle stirs people’s hearts. Among the advanced individuals, like Yu Yunyun from the spinning workshop of Xia Jin Renhe Textile Technology Co., Ltd., who have been based on their own jobs for decades, work hard, and focus professionally; some are like Zhou Lichen of Heilan Group, a “good and kind-hearted youth across the country”. National brand and inheritance of national culture; like Gong Yuanbin of Chongqing Jinmao Textile Equipment Co., Ltd. and Xu Lianlong of Qingdao Hailiya Group Co., Ltd. Technology Center, based on the industry, it is necessary to keep improving, innovate and create; there are “the most beautiful returnees” Beijing Fangsheng Fashion Technology Like Wang Tao of the Group Co., Ltd., he bravely shoulders social responsibilities and serves the overall situation; like Wei Wei, the Investment Promotion Bureau of the Management Committee of the Shuyang Economic and Technological Development Zone, promotes the industry to serve the local development. Among the advanced collectives, there are Jiangsu Sunshine Group Co., Ltd., which has achieved a “grand slam” in the field of quality; Sanyuan Holding Group Co., Ltd., which has opened a new development model of smart zero-carbon in the park; and innovative and lean management, which has cultivated the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Representative and national labor model Lingxian Hengfeng Textile Co., Ltd. spinning workshop; Oriental International (Group) Co., Ltd., which has the courage to innovate and serve the national strategy, has deployed Xinjiang and implemented the “One Belt, One Road” project team; and has promoted the high-quality development of the industry. , won the title of “National Advanced Grassroots Party Organization” China Industrial Textiles Industry Association. A total of 35 advanced collectives and more than 60 advanced individuals have made outstanding contributions to the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic. Many have played a leading role in promoting rural revitalization, maintaining national unity, and solving people’s livelihood and employment. These commended collectives and individuals are vivid interpretations of the spirit of the times and innovative practices in China’s textile industry, and are meritorious and role models to promote the development and progress of the industry. Their practices and achievements have educated, inspired and inspired each of us in the industry.

Facing the future, I hope that the commended collectives and individuals can strengthen their ideals and beliefs, aim high, actively adapt to the needs of the times, and serve the country and the people; strive to be first-class, climb the peak bravely, and always maintain the pioneering character in the industry, give full play to the main force, The role of the vanguard; diligent in creation, brave in struggle, with a scientific attitude, dedication, pragmatic style, and excellent skills, assume greater responsibilities and missions, and create greater value and contribution.

Serving the overall situation, the construction of labor force in the new era is very important to the development of the industry

On the basis that the goal of textile power has been basically achieved, the industry has entered a new stage of high-quality development. The assessment of the Chinese Academy of Engineering shows that the textile industry is one of the five major industries in my country that is at the advanced level in the world. The total amount of textile fiber processing accounts for more than half of the world, and the advantages of scale and system have become a solid foundation for the stable and long-term development of the industry. Industrial strength and cultural self-confidence are being transformed into product self-confidence and brand self-confidence. The industry’s status in the global value chain is constantly improving, and it is climbing to the top of the world’s textile power. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that “talent is a strategic resource for realizing national rejuvenation and winning the initiative in international competition.” To climb to a new height, we need to put people first and start from people.

First, giving better play to the value of workers is the key for the industry to integrate into the dual-cycle pattern. On the one hand, a globalized industry requires a global perspective. For the industry to achieve fuller development and companies to grow from domestic brands to international brands, they need to integrate into the global trend with a more active and confident attitude on the basis of a unified national market to achieve a more efficient internal and external circulation. On the other hand, the gloom of the global economic downturn is still strong, and the global credit system, market confidence and investment expectations are under pressure. The geopolitical landscape is becoming increasingly complex, and the game of great powers is having a profound impact. The U.S.’s containment of China has intensified, and the Ukrainian crisis has also shown a trend of changing the global geopolitical pattern. The uncertainty of the entire external environment has increased significantly, and the world has entered a new period of turbulence and change. Balancing security and development and adapting to the localization and diversification of the global supply chain requires a group of international talents with global vision and Chinese depth.

Second, better exerting the value of workers is the key to the high-quality development of the industry. Driven by a new round of technological and industrial revolution, technological innovation, digital economy, and green development are changing the structure and ecology of the industry at an unprecedented speed, scale and scope. From the new manufacturing industry represented by intelligent manufacturing and additive manufacturing, to the new material industry represented by high-performance fibers and biomaterials, to the digital creative industry represented by digital cultural creativity and the Metaverse, innovation has become an industrial ecology The key to evolution and value upgrading. At the same time, in the fields of raw materials, high-end equipment, basic software, etc., the source locking of patents and standards, the single-point control of key technical links, and the chain deployment of strategic frontier fields have become real threats to industrial security and long-term development. To adapt to the ever-changing new situation of industrial innovation and the new requirements of implementing the strategy of manufacturing a strong country, it is necessary to comprehensively improve the overall quality of the workforce and form a knowledge-based, skilled and innovative workforce.

Third, to better play the value of workers is the key to the industry serving the goal of common prosperity. Common prosperity is an inevitable requirement for the rise of the Chinese nation. To steadily promote common prosperity is to promote a more coordinated growth of residents’ income and economic growth, and to build a virtuous circle of coordinated progress between industrial upgrading and consumption upgrading. In the final analysis, common prosperity is the realization of human rights and the prosperity of the people. As a basic industry to solve people’s livelihood and beautify life, the textile industry serves common prosperity. The key is to drive diversified employment through its own multi-level development, provide more workers with opportunities to work hard and become rich, and continuously reduce the income between urban and rural areas and between regions. gap. Promote the all-round development of people with the high-quality development of the industry, create more and better development opportunities and growth space for workers, and continuously enhance the sense of achievement, happiness, security and honor of industrial workers.

Keep pace with the times and adapt to the structural and trend changes of the workforce in the new era

At present, changes in the scale and structure of my country’s labor force are having a long-term, comprehensive and systematic impact on industrial development. We need to move forward and take the initiative.

First, the size of the labor force continues to decline, but it is still in the window period. Aging and low birthrate have become basic national conditions. In 2021, my country’s total fertility rate will drop to 1.15, lower than Japan’s 1.34. Aging is progressing at the largest and fastest pace in the world. In 2021, my country’s population aged 60 and above will exceed 267 million; the proportion of the population aged 65 and above will increase from 7% to 14%. France, the United Kingdom, and Germany have experienced 126, 46, and 40 years respectively, while my country has only spent 21 years. year. It is predicted that China’s labor force will decrease by about 10 million per year in the next 15 years. Such a large-scale, fast and profound population change has become a “grey rhino” that affects the stability of the industry. On the other hand, under the inertia of population size, my country’s working-age population has 880 million, with an average age of 38.8 years. The industry should grasp the window period of changes in the number of labor force, deploy in advance, actively respond, constantly explore new opportunities, and actively meet new challenges.

aging society in China

Global Times Reported “China to be a severely aging society by 2035; quick aging, large population pose challenges: health authority” (Pic: Xinhua/Chen Chunyuan)

Second, the quality of the labor force has improved rapidly, but there is still a gap with the actual demand. my country’s strategy of strengthening the country with talents has been implemented in depth, and a learning society and a skill-based society are taking shape. In 2022, both the scale and increment of college graduates will hit a record high. At present, the total number of human resources in my country has reached 220 million, and an industrial talent echelon that gathers strategic scientists, leading scientific and technological talents and innovative teams, young scientific and technological talents and outstanding engineers is being formed, which has become the basis for leading industrial development and promoting industrial upgrading. The development of the industry is giving birth to new scenarios and forming a new talent supply and demand relationship. Compared with the actual needs and development goals, there is still a lot of room for improvement in the supply of talents in my country, and the problem of shortage of leading and skilled talents is prominent. my country’s skilled laborers only account for 26% of the employed population, while Japan, Germany and other manufacturing powerhouses are as high as 70% to 80%. The weakening of the relationship between the talent training system and the industry and the disconnection from the industry practice are important reasons. The industry should promote the construction of a predictable and forward-looking talent training system, actively explore new models of industry-education integration and school-enterprise cooperation, and form a better balance of talent supply and demand.

Third, the demands of laborers are increasingly diverse, which puts forward higher requirements for the industry. People’s requirements for work are changing, and income distribution, rights protection and spiritual respect have become important criteria for workers to choose a job. The labor force has accelerated to gather in economically developed regions and service industries. The proportion of migrant workers engaged in the manufacturing industry in 2021 will drop by 6 percentage points compared with 2015. The industry is facing the pressure of structural shortage of human resources. Sewing workers, cutting workers, and spinning workers have been listed among the 100 “most job-deficient” occupations in the country. one. At the same time, the phenomenon of resource mismatch and talent involution has become more and more prominent. The industry needs to create a working environment that is more in line with the new generation of workers as soon as possible, make efforts to enhance the attractiveness of the industry, increase the sense of gain of practitioners, meet the requirements of talents for decent work and all-round development; create a virtuous circle of industrial development and talent growth.

Fourth, keep upright and innovate, and promote a new era of high-quality textile industry workers

This year is the year of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and it is an important year for us to enter a new journey towards building a modern socialist country in an all-round way and towards the second centenary goal. The picture scroll of a new era is opening. Forging ahead in a new journey and making contributions to a new era, the key lies in talents. Taking this commendation conference as an opportunity, we must firmly grasp the theme of the era of striving to realize the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, vigorously promote the spirit of model workers, labor spirit, and craftsmanship, and strive to create a team with ideals, beliefs, and technology. A huge team of textile industry workers who will be innovative, dare to take responsibility and make dedication.

First, we must take a firm stand and guide the construction of the industrial workforce in the correct direction with the leadership of the party. We must speak clearly about politics, always adhere to the party’s overall leadership over the industry, unswervingly listen to the party’s words, follow the party’s direction, and ensure the correct direction of the construction of the industrial workforce. With the “big man of the country” in mind, firm up the original mission, deeply grasp the “two establishments”, strengthen the “four consciousnesses”, strengthen the “four self-confidences”, and achieve the “two maintenances”. Continue to strengthen ideological construction, improve political standing, and guide the development of the textile industry workforce with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. It is necessary to integrate industrial work and workforce building into the overall situation of national development and national rejuvenation, maintain a high degree of consistency with the Party Central Committee in ideology, politics, and action, adapt to the new situation and complete new tasks. Effectively strengthen and improve the ideological and political work of employees, do more work to unify thoughts, unite people’s hearts, and gather strength, so as to unite the broadest and closest masses of workers around the party. It is necessary to guide the industrial workers to continuously improve their political, ideological, and action consciousness, and continuously enhance their political, ideological, and emotional identity, integrate industry forces, and promote high-quality development.

Second, it is necessary to lead the way with points, and to cultivate a good atmosphere for the construction of advanced industrial workers. Only by advocating heroes can heroes be born, and heroes can be born in large numbers. It is necessary to continue to deepen the selection and commendation activities of advanced collectives, labor models and advanced workers in the national textile industry. Sort out and summarize experience, innovate and enrich methods, continue to improve the working mechanism of discovery and cultivation, selection and recommendation, selection and commendation, implementation of treatment, learning and publicity, and pay attention to the growth and progress of advanced models in many aspects, and promote the emergence of more advanced collectives and individuals. Give full play to the leading and exemplary role of advanced models. Guide enterprises to establish innovation studios for model workers and craftsmen. Strengthen publicity and guidance, vigorously commend and promote advanced deeds and outstanding achievements, and form an atmosphere of respecting, learning, caring, and catching up with the advanced, and creating more favorable conditions for the advanced to play a role. Actively guide industry workers to establish the concept of hard work, honest work and creative work. Tell the story of the industry well, and vigorously promote the spirit of model workers, the spirit of labor, and the spirit of craftsmen. Let the most glorious, noble, greatest, and beautiful fashion of labor become common in the industry and become the mainstream value, so as to give better play to the enthusiasm and creativity of industrial workers.

Third, we must be pragmatic and innovative, and improve the training system for the construction of industrial workers through capacity building. “Those who are small can’t conceive big, and those who are short can’t learn deeply.” The key is to improve ability. Focusing on the new requirements for high-quality development of the “technology, fashion, and green” industries and the new changes in the workforce itself, the construction of the industrial workforce training system has been continuously strengthened. Focus on cultivating industry leaders, high-end innovative talents, professional and technical talents and vocational skills talents. Enrich the carrier and means of training work, strengthen the organic connection between vocational education, continuing education, and general education in the industry, adhere to the integration of production and education, school-enterprise cooperation, and work-study integration, and form a collaborative education model that combines production, education, research, and use, allowing workers to learn There is a direction, a specialization in learning, and a perseverance in learning. Further play the role of “textile light” science and technology education incentives. Promote the training and exchange of textile talents in the eastern, central and western regions, and resolve the contradiction between the imbalance of regional talents. According to the new development and changes, improve the skills evaluation method of industrial workers, continuously optimize the industrial labor and skills competition system, and establish a labor and skills competition mechanism based on enterprise post training and technical competition, and industry vocational skills competition as the main body. Expand the scope of competition content, improve competition quality, promote competition results, spread competition culture, and cultivate more “national textile industry technical experts” and “Chinese textile master craftsmen”.

Fourth, it is necessary to put people first and build the value goal of promoting the construction of industrial workers with responsibility. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that serving the interests of the working class and the broad masses of the working people wholeheartedly is the fundamental requirement of my country’s socialist system, and it is also the most important and fundamental work to play the role of the main force of the working class and the broad masses of the working people in our country. It is necessary to adhere to the people-oriented, practice the people-centered development thinking, continuously deepen and enrich the social responsibility work of the industry, realize, maintain and develop the legitimate rights and interests of workers in the industry, build harmonious labor relations, and help workers in the industry achieve decent work, Comprehensive development. Strengthen employment priority orientation, promote high-quality employment and entrepreneurship with the high-quality development of the industry, and create more and better development opportunities and growth space for workers. Promote and improve the implementation of the training, use, evaluation, and assessment mechanisms for skilled workers, unblock the career development channels for skilled talents, guide workers to establish the concept of lifelong learning, and continuously improve the level of technical skills, so as to ensure that the industrial workforce is passed on from generation to generation. Guide to increase the attention and assistance to front-line workers, migrant workers, workers in need and other groups. Create an environment of “respect for labor, knowledge, talent, and creativity”, guide and promote the industry to achieve more for those who work more and more for those with higher skills, increase labor remuneration for workers, especially front-line workers, and enhance industrial workers’ acquisition Sense of happiness, sense of security, sense of honor.

In 2019, General Secretary Xi Jinping kindly encouraged the Zhao Mengtao Group of Xianyang Textile Group Co., Ltd., and hoped that everyone will continue to follow Comrade Zhao Mengtao as an example, be brave in innovation, dedication, and excellence in work, striving to be the most beautiful struggler in the new era, and bring the spirit of Mengtao to a generation. passed down from generation to generation. General Secretary Xi Jinping’s cordial encouragement provides a fundamental basis for us to carry out the construction of the industrial team in the new era and promote the high-quality development of the industry.

Work creates happiness, hard work achieves great achievements. We must not forget the original intention of serving the country by industry, unswervingly promote the construction of a textile power with “technology, brand, sustainable development, talents”, serve the overall situation of development, and serve strategic needs; keep in mind the mission of strengthening the country and enrich the people, and unswervingly promote “technology, fashion, green” “The high-quality development of the industry continues to meet people’s new expectations for a better life. Let us take the patriotic spirit of rejuvenating the country by industry, the scientific spirit of pragmatism and innovation, the unity spirit of coordinated development, the humanistic spirit of talent first, keep upright innovation, forge ahead, devote ourselves to the splendid cause, be the most beautiful struggler, and achieve better results. Welcome to the party’s twenty victories!

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