Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping urged efforts from the country's Party leaders to improve their political integrity and competence.
Xi, a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, made the remarks Sunday at the opening ceremony of the spring session of the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC.
Xi, also president of the school, said the Party and the people were the keys to coping with the impact of the global financial crisis, maintaining steady and relatively fast economic growth and safeguarding social stability and harmony.
He asked Party leaders to abide by disciplines and identify themselves with the CPC Central Committee both spiritually, politically and in action.
He also urged officials to improve their ability in driving forward the country's scientific development.
He called on leaders to be more innovative, enhance their ability to find talent and pool them together in the causes of the Party and the country.
Officials were also asked to scientifically forecast and take preparatory measures in the face of possible risks.
The officials should improve their ability in safeguarding social stability, and be able to settle disputes and conflicts in a timely and appropriate manner, he said.
The officials should also be able to get along with the media, and to effectively channel public opinions, said Xi. Source: Xinhuahttp://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2009-03/02/content_202865.htm