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Chinese Premier calls for further reforms, opening up to tackle crisis

"Only by deepening reforms can we continuously perfect the socialist system and fully mobilize the enthusiasm and creativity of the people ... only by opening up can we learn from the achievements of human society and better tap the domestic and foreign markets and resources," he said.

A deputy to the Second Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) from southwest China's Yunnan Province presents an ornament to Li Keqiang (front, L), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, in Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2009. Li Keqiang joined a panel discussion with deputies to the Second Session of the 11th NPC from southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)
A deputy to the Second Session of the 11th National People's 
Congress (NPC) from southwest China's Yunnan Province presents 
an ornament to Li Keqiang (front, L), member of the Standing 
Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of
China (CPC) Central Committee, in Beijing, capital of China, 
March 10, 2009. Li Keqiang joined a panel discussion with 
deputies to the Second Session of the 11th NPC from southwest 
China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Other senior leaders stressed more efforts for people's well-being and economic development Tuesday.