|Chinese leaders join discussions on legislative report|
BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao and other Chinese leaders joined lawmakers Wednesday in discussions on the work report of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.
In the deliberation with lawmakers from central China's Henan Province,Hu said he totally agrees with the report delivered by Wu Bangguo, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, at the annual session of the NPC, China's supreme legislature.
In addition, Hu urged the province, a leading grain grower in China, to make efforts to improve its agricultural production capacities, ensure supplies of farm produce and sharpen its agricultural competitiveness in the world.
Hu also said emphasis should be put on improving people's livelihood, especially in education, employment, social security, health care and housing.
He also stressed promoting the progress of non-profit cultural programs and cultural industry to meet people's demands.
Addressing deputies from Shanxi Province, top legislator Wu Bangguo pledged the NPC Standing Committee would be open to the supervision of the deputies and the people.
Wu said the top priority of the legislative work this year is to shape a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics.
Wu vowed to speed up legislation efforts for the formation of such a system.
In the deliberation with NPC deputies from Hebei Province, Premier Wen Jiabao said he entirely endorses the legislative report, while calling on the province to intensify its efforts in transforming the economic growth pattern and readjusting industrial structures.
The province should push ahead the structural readjustment of traditional industries, cultivate new pillar industries and vigorously develop service industries such as finance, insurance and logistics, Wen said.
Vice President Xi Jinping discussed the report with lawmakers from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. He urged to further promote harmony and stability in regions inhabited by ethnic minorities.
He Guoqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, joined deputies from Inner Mongolia.
In the discussion, He, also chief of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC, called for intensified efforts in combating corruption.
Concrete efforts should be made to establish gradually an effective anti-corruption system, He said.
Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, joined lawmakers from Sichuan Province.
Practice has repeatedly proved the socialist political system with Chinese characteristics is a good system, said Zhou, citing the achievements in reconstruction of quake-devastated Sichuan Province and China's comparatively fast recovery from the global financial crisis.