Senior Chinese leader indicates measures on way for Xinjiang development

08:31, March 02, 2010      

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Senior Chinese leader Zhou Yongkang has revealed that the government is preparing measures to boost the economic and social development of the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.


Zhou Yongkang (R Front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, chats with residents in Kashi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 25, 2010. Zhou made an inspection tour in Xinjiang on Feb. 25-28. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Zhou, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a four-day inspection to the region that ended on Sunday.


Zhou Yongkang (L), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, meets with armed police force officers at a command headquarters in the south of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 26, 2010. Zhou made an inspection tour in Xinjiang on Feb. 25-28. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Zhou mingled with local cadres, teachers and residents when visiting Kashi Prefecture, Urumqi, the regional capital, and Shihezi City. He stressed the issues of housing, education and employment should be appropriately resolved to ensure social harmony.


Zhou Yongkang (L Front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, chats with textile workers in Kashi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 25, 2010. Zhou made an inspection tour in Xinjiang on Feb. 25-28. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

He told two separate symposiums in Kashi and Urumqi that the CPC Central Committee would hold a meeting in the first half of this year, at which major decisions would be made to boost Xinjiang's development and enhance its stability.


Zhou Yongkang (3rd R), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, chats with people at the home of Zhang Jie in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 25, 2010. Zhou made an inspection tour in Xinjiang on Feb. 25-28. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Zhou said development should benefit people of all ethnic groups in the region.

Source: Xinhua

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