State Councilor Yang Jiechi urged more efforts to improve work related to overseas Chinese affairs while addressing a national conference attended by directors at all levels on Jan 23.
Yang fully affirmed the progress achieved in overseas Chinese affairs, and said that Chinese, both domestic and overseas, are increasingly united.
Yang stressed the significance of an overall implementation of the related guidelines adopted at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in stepping up the work on overseas Chinese affairs. He said that it calls for better service to help overseas Chinese navigate their participation in innovation-driven development, the Belt and Road Initiative, and other strategic projects.
Referring to cementing the bond with overseas Chinese, Yang called for innovation in the related service system to better assist overseas Chinese carrying forward Chinese culture and facilitating international exchanges.