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China's first special economic zone marks 30th anniversary

Updated: 2010-09-07 09:42
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Hu called for continuing deepening reform and opening-up and "promoting an overall economic, political, cultural and social structural reform."

China's first special economic zone marks 30th anniversary

Model works attend the celebration ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Shenzhen special economic zone September 6, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua] 

"The orientation of the socialist market economy should be adhered to," he said.

Efforts should be made to get to the crux of the problem to "promote taxation, financial, investment and income distribution reform," so as to build a mechanism to reflect the relation between market supply and demand, as well as show the scarcity of natural resources and costs to the environment, Hu said.

He said "the socialist path of political development should be adhered to" and the socialist system should be self-improved and developed.

Efforts should be made to "boost vitality of the CPC and the state" and people's initiative should be mobilized, Hu said.

He called for "expanding socialist democracy" and speeding up the construction of "a socialist country under the rule of law."

He said efforts should be made to carry on democratic elections, decision-making, management and supervision in order to safeguard people's right to know, to participate, to express and to supervise.

Hu called for building a "service-oriented government."

He also said the level of economic openness should be improved.

Hu said more areas should be opened up and the mode of investment, cooperation and the use of foreign investment should be upgraded, so as to form new advantages in international economic cooperation and competition.

President Hu said the CPC and the government should pay equal attention to construction of both spiritual and material civilization, and promote "socialist core value system" along with the country's economic development.

Education for socialist democracy and rule of law as well as Chinese traditional moral values should be enhanced, and social morals, professional ethics and family virtues should also be strengthened, Hu said.

The government should deepen reform of the cultural administrative system and further develop public cultural facilities to answer diversified demands of the people, he said.

China should be proud of its own outstanding culture but at the same time learn from other cultures around the world, Hu added.

The Chinese government should continue to promote social harmony and improve people's living conditions by adjusting the distribution of national income, Hu said.

To improve people's living conditions, the government should establish service systems that cover all citizens, such as life-long education, employment, health care, housing and other basic needs, he said.

To realize a more scientific social management, the government should establish more effective mechanisms to allow citizens to express their demands, to safeguard people's interests, and to resolve disputes, he said.

Enterprises should work out better mechanisms to share profits and interests with their employees, and provide better services to migrant workers, the president said.

The CPC should more strictly management itself to improve the Party's governance ability, Hu said.