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Chinese president says to serve the people, pledges clean governance

Source: Xinhua | 03-18-2008 09:52

Special Report:   2008 NPC & CPPCC sessions

BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged on Tuesday clean governance and appropriate use of power to serve the people wholeheartedly.

Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the closing ceremony of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 18, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses
the closing ceremony of the First Session
of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC)
at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, 
capital of China, March 18, 2008. 
(Xinhua Photo)

"I will serve the people and exert myself to work for the country... be a good public servant and sincerely seek benefits for the people," Hu said at the closing meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress.

He expressed thanks for the NPC deputies and the entire nation for their trust, saying he would lead the country to advance democracy and the rule of law, put people first and work in a practical manner. "I will exert my utmost not to let you down."

Hu, born in 1942, was reelected Chinese president on Saturday. His first term started in March 2003.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei