Leading officials should also promote core socialist values and prevent a relapse of negative elements in traditional values, he said.
Now each household in northern China consumes an average of 4,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity in the winter heating season, instead of the previous 3 to 4 metric tons of coal, a major contributor to air pollution during the heating supply season, he said.
"We have the water and the land so we need to export commodity products and value added products and fit those technologies into China, where they will be rapidly used and seen as a way of collaborating rather than just selling tons of products," said Beck.
A lost-and-found website he set up had also helped people around Hebei retrieve more than 600 lost items and find more than 50 missing people.
Xinjiang will step up security measures in key areas and border areas as well as enforce internet management to maintain social stability this year. It will further rely on technology to enhance front-line border control and improve infrastructure in border areas, such as improving road conditions, Shohrat said in January.