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Top leaders join deputies, members in discussions
By Qin Jize (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-03-07 06:21

Top Chinese leaders yesterday joined deputies to the 10th National People's Congress (NPC) and members of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in their panel discussions about the government work report delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao.

After listening to some NPC deputies from Zhejiang Province, East China, President Hu Jintao stressed the importance of imple-menting the scientific outlook on development and called for intensified efforts to strengthen macro-economic control, reform, opening up and the building of a harmonious socialist society.

He asked leading officials at various levels to work hard and always keep the people in mind so as to contribute to the development of the Party and people's cause and make achievements that can stand the test of time.

Joining NPC deputies from Hong Kong and Macao, NPC Standing Committee Chairman Wu Bangguo praised the regional governments for their efforts in maintaining social stability and boosting social and economic growth, which are crucial to the long-term prosperity and stability of the two special administrative regions and are in line with the common interests of the people there.

Premier Wen, CPPCC National Committee Chairman Jia Qinglin, Vice-President Zeng Qinghong, Vice-Premier Huang Ju also joined in discussions of NPC deputies and CPPCC National Committee members.

Also, Premier Wen met with Tung Chee-hwa, chief executive of the HK Special Administrative Region government.

Wen said he greatly appreciated the work of HKSAR government and its chief executive after hearing the latter's report on the situation of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong has managed to recover its economy and maintain a stable society thanks to joint efforts made by the HKSAR government and Hong Kong people, Wen said.

(China Daily 03/07/2005 page2)

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