Official highlights importance of industrial safety
( 2004-01-19 14:03) (Xinhua)
Vice-Premier Huang Ju has called for making substantial efforts to ensure
industrial safety,by implementing a State Council resolution on further stepping
up the work in this area.
Huang Ju, who is a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau
of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made this call at a
national conference on the work of industrial safety, which was held in Beijing
on Jan. 17-18. State Councilor Hua Jianmin presided over the meeting.
In his speech, the vice-premier said that industrial safety is connected with
the safety of people's lives and property as well as the general situation of
reform, development and stability.
China still faces a stark and grave situation in the field of industrial
safety, though the situation was improving as a whole last year, featuring less
incidents and casualties, he noted.
In 2004, the government plans to further improve the situation of industrial
safety and adopt a quota system to make local governments responsible for
ensuring industrial safety, according to the official.
The meeting participants included central and provincial government officials
in charge of the issues and leading officialsof major state-owned