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Premier urges automobile company to focus on core business

Updated: May 23,2016 5:30 PM

Premier Li Keqiang urged a motor company and its employees to focus on their core business and improve product quality to compete with counterparts around the world, while visiting a Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle heavy truck plant in Shiyan city, Central China’s Hubei province, on May 23.

Invited to be a booster for the heavy trucks produced at the plant, the Premier said he is not only a booster for Dongfeng, but for all Made-in-China products. He warned the company not to cover so many production fields, but to focus on their core business, as he got on a Dongfeng heavy truck made at the plant.

On seeing a group of workers discussing innovation in assembling components at the plant, the Premier said the quality revolution of “Made in China” will depend on the craftsman’s spirit and craft innovation, and the key is consumer-oriented. He added that companies should upgrade made in China products through gradually satisfying consumers’ increasing needs.

“You are the founding fathers of the factory of Dongfeng Automobile Co Ltd. You are also pioneers of China’s automobile industry,” Premier Li told a group of older Dongfeng staff.

“You overcame all difficulties and constructed a modern motor city in a mountainous area, which is a great contribution to the development of China’s equipment manufacturing industry,” the Premier said.