Hu calls for building China into maritime power

Updated: 2012-11-08 10:40

BEIJING - Chinese leader Hu Jintao on Thursday called for more efforts to build China into a maritime power.

"We should enhance our capacity for exploiting marine resources, resolutely safeguard China's maritime rights and interests, and build China into a maritime power," Hu said in a report to the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.