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Senior Chinese leaders stress improvement of people´s well-being

Source: Xinhua | 03-10-2009 08:12

Special Report:   2009 NPC & CPPCC Sessions

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Senior Chinese leaders Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang have called for more efforts on improving people's well-being amid China's drive to stimulate economy.

"Our initiatives to expand domestic demand, promote economic growth, readjust economic structure, and push forward reform all aim to improve people's well-being," Vice Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.

In a panel discussion with deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) from the eastern Jiangxi Province, Li urged enhanced efforts to tackle major difficulties of the public in areas of housing, education, medical service, and environment protection.

He Guoqiang, secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, urged to impose "harsh penalties" on those who infringe upon people's interests.

"We should take feasible measures to maintain social stability, resolve disputes timely, crack down crimes harshly, and firmly preventing major work safety incidents," He, also member of the CPC Central Committee's Political Bureau Standing Committee, told NPC deputies from Guizhou Province.

When joining lawmakers from the central Henan Province, Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee's Political Bureau, pinpointed importance on accelerated development in the rural areas.

As a major grain producer and one of the largest reservoirs of labor sources, Henan should take measures to ensure grain safety, create more jobs for surplus rural laborers, increase farmer's income, and raise public expenditures in the rural areas, Zhou said.


Editor:Liu Anqi