On the afternoon of September 18, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the People’s Republic of China, Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China,Hu Jintao, was accompanied by Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor, Liu Yandong; Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee, Zhang Gaoli and other related leaders visited Lishen.
Wang Yilin, Chairman of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC);Zheng Changbo, Assistant to the General Manager of CNOOC and Chairman of Lishen; Mr. Qin Xingcai, President of Lishen gave the group a warm reception. In the showroom and workshop of cylindrical BU, President Hu Jintao visited the world-class full-automatic production line of lithium ion battery and took pure electric bus powered by Lishen lithium ion battery with interest.
In June 2000, when it just put into operation, President Hu Jintao visited Lishen to guide our work.Lishen was only a very small hi-tech enterprise at that time and its employees had less than 200 people with annual production capacity of five million batteries and more than four million Ah. At that time President Hu Jintao expressed hope that Lishen should seize every minute to go to scale as soon as possible, make the new energy industry stronger and bigger, narrow the gap with foreign competitors by independent innovation and technical reserves, and grasp the lasting competitiveness. In the past dozen years, Lishen has achieved rapid development step by step. Today Lishen grew from the industrialization of “from military technology to new energy industry”with annual production capacity of 450 million batteries and more than 700 million Ah, more than 140 kinds of products and over 80% of our products for export. Seeing the development and changes during twelve years, President Hu Jintao clasped his hands tight in the hands of Wang Chaozhu, Party Secretary of Lishen. President Hu Jintao said: “I am glad to see Lishen has rapidly developed and strengthened with the prosperous scene. Experience has proved that we must constantly improve the ability of technological innovation when “small battery ”developed into “big industry”. Now new energy is the strategic emerging industry with broad prospects. Lishen should play the key role, do well the cause of new energy, continue to improve the technical advantage of Lishen in the lithium ion battery, make unremitting efforts to reduce costs, strive to have absolute competitiveness in the international market, and make greater contribution to our new energy industry.”The words of President Hu Jintao strongly encourage Lishen. Party Secretary of Lishen, Wang Chaozhu, on behalf of all employees, solemnly promises:" We will bear your words in mind, work harder, do our cause better, stronger, bigger and please rest assured. ”
Mr. Qin Xingcai, President of Lishen said that Lishen should conscientiously implement the important guideline of President Hu Jintao, Secretary Zhang Gaoli, and Chairman Wang Yilin. Under the leadership of Tianjin Municipal Committee, Municipal Government, party group of CNOOC and CNOOC, Lishen should make highlights and truly contribute to the“energy conservation and emissions reduction”and the transformation of the pattern of economic development for building Lishen the world’s top supplier of lithium ion batteries with unremitting efforts.
President Hu Jintao was accompanied by Li Zhanshu, Head of the General Office of the Central Committee of the CPC;Deputy Secretary and Mayor Huang Xingguo;Deputy Secretary He Lifeng;Tianjin Standing Municipal Committee and Secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee ,San Xiangjun;Tianjin Standing Municipal Committee and Secretary of the Party Committee,Duan Chunhua;Vice Mayor Wang Zhiping and Yin Hailin; Vice Chairman of Tianjin Political Consultative and Head of Tianjin Municipal Public Security Bureau,Wu Changshun and other leaders.