On April 27, 2012, Liu Qi, the secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Beijing Municipal Committee, spoke at Beijing’s first quarter financial review teleconference. Liu called for the party cadres and the general public to "clearly understand the current situation, be confident, do a solid job, advance while maintaining stability, and make an effort to finish the second quarter tasks in the run up to the 18th National Congress of the Party".
In addition to the second quarter directions, Liu particularly highlighted the importance of “security and stability” work. He asked all levels of the government to "ensure stability with a high level sense of political responsibility and historic mission, increase efforts to resolve conflicts, be strictly on guard against the sabotage activities carried out by domestic and foreign hostile forces, strengthen the guidance of public opinion, and strengthen and innovate in the area of public administration so as to create a favorable social environment for promoting scientific development in the capital."
Guo Jinlong, the Mayor of Beijing, gave the first quarter financial summary: in the first quarter, Beijing’s nominal GDP grew 7 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Guo concluded, “It was reasonable and met with expectations.”
Source: Xinhua, April 28, 2012