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Xi Jinping: Firmly Stop Food Waste
        Recently, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping made important instructions on stopping food waste. He pointed out that food waste was shocking and distressing. “Who knows that every grain in the bowl is the fruit of so much pain and toil?” Despite the fact that China has reaped bumper harvests in grain production in succession, it is necessary for us to maintain a sense of crisis regarding food security all along, and the influence caused by global COVID-19 epidemic this year has sounded the alarm for us especially.  
        Xi Jinping stressed that we should enhance legislation, strengthen regulation, take effective measures and set up a long-term mechanism to firmly stop food waste. We should further enhance publicity and education, conscientiously cultivate thrifty habits and create a social environment where waste is shameful and thriftiness is glorious.    
        Xi Jinping has always attached great importance to food security and advocated the social custom of “practicing strict economy and combating waste”. He has emphasized the need to stop food waste on many occasions. In Jan. 2013, he made an important instruction, requiring to practice strict economy and combat waste. Since then, Xi Jinping has made important instructions for many times, requiring to effectively restrain various violations of rules, disciplines and laws regarding the consumption with public funds by forceful institutional restrictions, strict compliance with systems, powerful supervision and examination and severe punishment mechanism.  In view of food waste in some schools and shortage of thrifty awareness among students,  he  also put forward specific requirements on cultivating the students to form the virtue of industriousness and thrift, etc.   
        Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party, the important instructions made by Xi Jinping have been carried out by various departments in different regions. Relevant documents have been issued, such measures as “Clear Your Plate” campaign have been taken to greatly  punish the waste tendency. “Waste on tip of the tongue” has been changed a bit. Especially, the food waste with public funds that has been strongly reflected by the masses has been effectively restrained. At the same time, there is still food waste in some areas, and competent authorities are implementing the important instructions made by Xi Jinping and preparing and carrying out more forceful measures to promote the whole society to deeply promote the efforts in stopping food waste.