Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Tuesday that he will spare no effort to meet the expectations of the Chinese people.
In his meeting with the press after the conclusion of the first session of the Tenth National People's Congress, Wen first thanked the trust given by NPC deputies for electing him as premier.
He briefed the press on his family background. Born into a family of teachers in rural China, Wen said his grandfather and parents were all teachers. His family and the primary school run by his grandfather were destroyed by warfare. "Suffering of the old China left unforgettable impression in my tender mind," he said.
Wen then worked in the field of geology for 25 years, mostly "under harsh conditions", he said.
Through all the hardships, "I nurtured a confidence that a person, a nation or a country can reach the glorious summit so long they can endure all hardships," he said.
Wen then worked in Zhongnanhai, headquarters of the central authorities, for 18 years. During this period he witnessed the accomplishments made by China under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin.
China now faces a historic period for development, he said. "Only under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and by continuing the reform and opening-up can China realize prosperity," he stressed.
During his working period in the central government, Wen traveled widely across China, which helped him further understand the conditions of the country and people.
As new premier, Wen vowed to earnestly assume his duty as granted by the Constitution and make every effort to meet the expectations of the Chinese people.