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Chinese leaders: Crisis also means opportunity

Top political advisor Jia Qinglin attended a joint panel discussion with political advisors from circles of trade unions, the youth league, and women's federations.

Jia Qinglin (front R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with members of the 11th National Committee of the CPPCC from the Communist Youth League of China, the All-China Youth Federation, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and All-China Women's Federation, in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
Jia Qinglin (front R), member of the Standing Committee 
of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China 
(CPC) Central Committee and also chairman of the National 
Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative 
Conference (CPPCC), meets with members of the 11th 
National Committee of the CPPCC from the Communist 
Youth League of China, the All-China Youth Federation, 
the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and 
All-China Women's Federation, in Beijing, capital 
of China, March 7, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

These social groups should "take initiative to resolve disputes, address depression of the public, and safeguard the rights of the employees, young people and women," he said.

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also called on them to help those with difficulties to find jobs.