Hu calls for common prosperity for ethnic group
Updated: 2006-05-16 09:41
Chinese President Hu Jintao, who has toured Yunnan Province over the past few
days, has urged people of different ethnic groups to be united and make joint
efforts to achieve common prosperity and development.
This undated picture shows
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R5) talks with local residents of Dai
minority at Manga Village of Gasa Town, Jinghong City, the Dai Autonomous
Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southern Yunnan Province, southwest China.
During his trip in this
southwestern province, where a large ethnic population lives, the Chinese leader
visited local villages, factories and research institutions, showing his
interest in the implementation of a scientific concept of development and the
building of a harmonious socialist society.
In talks with local business people, Hu called for fundamental change in the
mode of economic growth and readjustment in economic structure, in order to
maintain a sound biological environment while achieving economic development and
leading a rich life.
Chinese President Hu Jintao (L)
talks with local residents of Ginuo minority at Zhalu Village of Jinuoshan
Town, Jinghong City, the Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna,
southern Yunnan Province, southwest China.
In his visit to local villages in
Simao City, Hu questioned villagers on issues of family income, power supply,
drinking water, schooling, and medical services.
He called on a service center for poor urbanites and a help center for
migrant workers from the countryside in Kunming, the provincial capital. He
urged trade unions to help protect the rights of migrant workers.
The places Hu visited included a village of the Dai People, where villagers
have improved their income through hard work, as well as a village of Jinuo
People, a small ethnic group.
During his stay in these two ethnic villages, Hu greeted medical workers to
celebrate the International Nurse Day on May 12.
Hu, who is also the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, had a
meeting with senior Army officers from the barracks of the Chinese People's
Liberation Army (PLA) in Kunming.