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Top priority to improve people's livelihood: Wen


10:43, October 01, 2011

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao addresses a reception marking the 62th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2011. (Photo/Xinhua)

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged on Friday to make every effort to improve people's livelihood and uphold social equality and justice.

"We will continue to give top priority to improving people's livelihood in all our endeavors and address pressing issues directly affecting people's interests," said the premier when addressing a reception marking the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

He vowed to maintain general price stability as well as to implement policies for regulating the real estate market and plans for building government-subsidized housing.

"We will tighten supervision over workplace safety and food and drug safety, improve the social security system, protect the environment and ensure that people live happy and secure lives with greater dignity," he said.

Present at the reception were Chinese President Hu Jintao and senior Chinese leaders Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang, Zhou Yongkang and more than 1,000 Chinese and foreign personages.

Wen vowed to address unfair income distribution and the income gap to ensure prosperity for all. He also pledged to protect people's democratic rights, uphold judicial justice, resolutely fight corruption and properly address societal problems.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) as well as the first year in the implementation of China's 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).

The premier said that in the face of the severe and complex world economic situation, China has followed a proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy, and worked hard to stabilize prices, adjust economic structure, advance reform and improve people's livelihood.

"Thanks to these efforts, China's economy has maintained stable and fast growth, price hikes are under control, urban employment has further increased and people's living standard has been raised," he said.

Premier Wen reiterated the country's adherence to the paths of scientific development, reform and opening-up, and peaceful development.

"We will make relentless efforts to achieve balanced and sustainable development, improve people's lives and uphold social justice, to build China into a modern socialist country that is strong, prosperous, democratic, culturally-advanced and harmonious," he said.

Wen called for joint efforts with compatriots in Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions to promote long-term prosperity and stability in the two regions.

The premier vowed to join hands with compatriots in Taiwan to promote peaceful development across the Taiwan Strait and fulfill the peaceful reunification cause.

Premier Wen also met with some foreign ambassadors to China before the reception and pledged to further bilateral ties with those countries.


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fiona at 2011-10-0194.195.123.*
China is showing the world that a western style government is not a one-size-fit-all solution for every country, which often fails to consider cultural differences or size of population. A western style government often serves mainly the interests of multi-national corporations and the super-rich bankers. Members of parliaments do not always carry through the wishes of voters - look at Greece, endless protests on the streets have no influence at all on the government decisions. Pre-elections promises are often unfulfilled or broken. China is a big country and the present government has served the people well. Well done CPC!
helen at 2011-10-01141.0.9.*
Big welcome to Wen"s speech!Are the local governments listening and implementing measures to "improve people"s livelihood" and helping the Chinese, especially in the rural areas, in their access to education, health and social welfare and other benefits derived from China developments?

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