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Steady growth of China's west
Chinese leaders call for more efforts to develop west
Chinese leaders have called for more efforts to develop the country's vast west regions and raise people's standards of living.
President Hu Jintao stressed, during a work meeting on Monday and Tuesday in Beijing, the importance of developing the country's west, saying it is a major task for the country to build a moderately prosperous society and is in the interests of people from all ethnic groups in the region.
Western Growth Conference set goals for China's west
It's been a little over ten years since the central government adopted a strategy to develop China's western regions. A work conference that concluded Tuesday set the stage for future development.
President Hu Jintao and other senior officials attended the work conference.
Provide talents to support the western development plan
To enhance the quality of cadres in the west, for the ten-plus years since the start of western development plan, over 500 cadres from central state authorities, central enterprises and institutions of higher learning went to the west for field practice; over 4,000 cadres from the west went to central committees, state organs and economically-developed areas for field practice.
Boost development in China's western regions
Massive boost for West China
The central government has said it will invest more than $100 billion in 23 new infrastructure projects in the underdeveloped western regions this year to boost domestic demand.
The plan was announced on Monday after Premier Wen Jiabao said the Chinese economy is facing an "extremely complicated" situation and two purchasing manager surveys showed manufacturing activity had slowed in June.
Tax changes to boost China's western regions
China will cut corporate income tax in the country's western regions and will alter resource taxes there as part of a strategy to boost development in a poor and remote part of the country.
Corporate income tax in west China will be slashed to 15 percent from 25 percent now, Premier Wen Jiabao said at a work meeting in Beijing Tuesday.
China's western development to get more support
China will increase support for its underdeveloped western regions in areas such as taxation and environmental protection, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on May 28.
The meeting was presided over by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.