Speed Up China's Maritime Development

Xi Jinping: The Governance of China III Updated: 2021-12-30

Speed Up China's Maritime Development* 

March 8, 2018-October 15, 2019 


The ocean is a strategic area for high-quality development. We should redouble our efforts to build world-class ports, a sound modern marine industrial system, and a green and sustainable marine eco-environment, so as to turn China into a strong maritime nation. 

(from the speech at the deliberation session of the Shandong  

delegation to the First Session of the 13th National People's  

Congress, March 8, 2018)


The marine economy has a boundless future. To build China into a strong maritime nation, we must take good care of, further understand, and manage the ocean, and facilitate innovation in marine science and technology. 

(from the speech during a visit to Shandong Province, June 12-14, 2018)


We need to speed up innovation in marine science and technology, improve the ability to develop marine resources, and cultivate and strengthen strategic emerging industries in this sector. We will promote maritime connectivity and cooperation in various fields, and develop "blue partnerships" with other countries. We should attach great importance to marine eco-environmental progress, strengthen the prevention and control of pollution, protect marine biodiversity, develop and utilize marine resources in an orderly manner, and leave turquoise seas and blue skies for our future generations. 

(from the congratulatory letter to the 2019 China Marine  

Economy Expo, October 15, 2019) 

* Excerpts from speeches made between March 8, 2018 and October 15, 2019.

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