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Chinese leaders: Crisis also means opportunity

Wu Bangguo (front L), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), attends the panel discussion of deputies to the Second Session of the 11th NPC from east China's Shandong Province, in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
Wu Bangguo (front L), member of the Standing Committee of 
the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) 
Central Committee and also chairman of the Standing 
Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), 
attends the panel discussion of deputies to the Second 
Session of the 11th NPC from east China's Shandong
 Province, in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 
2009. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

In a panel discussion with NPC deputies from Shandong Province, top legislator Wu Bangguo said to maintain economic growth is China's top priority now, and efforts should be made to boost domestic consumption so as to secure this year's economic development targets.

In face of impacts of global financial crisis, China should seek both a temporary solution and a permanent cure, and make efforts to upgrade its industry and improve competitiveness of Chinese enterprises, said Wu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee.