In recent years, the overall situation in Xinjiang, China, has seen remarkable changes. Xinjiang now enjoys steady and sound economic growth, constant improvement of people’s livelihood and steady progress in all undertakings. The sense of fulfillment, happiness and security has been on the rise across Xinjiang.
Firstly, the overall situation in Xinjiang is stable. Frequent terrorist and violent activities have been the thing of past. No single case of violent terrorism has been occurred in Xinjiang for the past four years. The number of criminal cases, public security cases, cases of endangering public security and public safety incidents has fallen significantly. People’s hope for peace and stability has been realized.
Secondly, Xinjiang’s economy maintains steady and healthy growth. Sticking to the new development philosophy, Xinjiang has achieved high quality development of economy. From 2014 to 2019, the GDP in Xinjiang rose from 919.59 billion yuan to 1.35 trillion yuan, with an annual growth rate of 7.2%; the general public budget revenue rose to 157.77 billion yuan from 128.23 billion yuan, with an annual growth rate of 5.7%. Continued improvement of infrastructures is underway. All the regions and prefectures in Xinjiang have entered the era of express ways.
Thirdly, people’s life has been greatly improved. The annual growth rate of per capita disposable income of residents in Xinjiang was 9.1%. 1.69 million rural houses and 1.56 million government-subsidized housing projects in cities and towns have been constructed. More than 10 million people have moved to new houses. Public service has upgraded continually; social security increasingly improved. All the residents in Xinjiang have access to free physical checkups. The medical infrastructure in rural and pasturing area has improved a lot. Standardization for clinics in townships and villages reached 100%; and 99.7% residents were covered by the basic medical insurance.
Fourthly, decisive results have achieved in poverty alleviation. More than 3 million people were lifted out of poverty under the current poverty line. Poverty was eliminated in 3666 poverty-stricken villages and 32 towns. The absolute poverty issue in Xinjiang has been solved historically.