President urges officials to better people's lives
Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged cadres across the country to do practical things of immediate concern to the general public and lead the people to create a better life.
Hu, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), made the remarks during an inspection tour of southwest China's Sichuan Province from August 13 to 15.
"The Party is built for the public and it exercises state power for the people," Hu said. "Chinese cadres must earnestly carry out all the party's policies to enrich the people under the guidance of Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thoughts of Three Represents'", which says that that the Communist Party of China always earnestly represents the development requirements of China's advanced social productive forces, the progressive course of China's advanced culture, and the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the Chinese people.
Hu visited workshops, rural areas and farmers, and carried out inspections over topics such as implementation of scientific development concept and the building of the party.
While talking to local farmers, the president reassured them that the central government's policies to boost grain production and increase farmers' income will not change and will be conducted in a better manner.
Meanwhile, Hu encouraged local cadres to make more efforts to assist agriculture and rural work.
The president specifically visited Baita Village, in Yilong County, Nanchong, one of the old revolutionary base areas, where the farmers have suffered severe water shortages. After Hu's instruction to solve the problem at the beginning of this year and local government's efforts for several months, the difficulty has been much improved.
"The people in the old revolutionary base areas once made great contributions to the victory of the Chinese revolution; we must give them wholehearted care to help them shake off poverty and lead a well-off life as soon as possible," Hu said at the village.
During the inspection, the president heard a work report from the provincial government and spoke highly of the achievements the province has made.
Hu called on all the people in Sichuan, birthplace of late Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, to turn their deep emotion for Deng into a powerful spiritual drive to work harder to create a brand-new future for the province.
The president said that the economic task lying ahead is still heavy, and the nation must consolidate its initial achievements to realize all-round progress in economic and social development.
Hu stressed that Party organizations at the grassroots level are the foundation of the Party, and that Party cadres at the grassroots level must serve the people in a whole-hearted, practical and incorruptible way.
During his inspection, Hu also paid a visit to the former residence and memorial hall of Zhu De, one of the founders of the People's Republic of China and the armed forces.