(photo) Chinese President Hu Jintao (C, front) talks to female deputies during the panel discussion of deputies from southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality to the Fifth Session of the Tenth National People’s Congress on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2007.
From News of the Communist Party of China website:
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday urged Party and government officials to better serve the people and live frugally.
“Our life is improving, but we should keep a clear mind and carry forward our glorious traditions,” he said when joining a panel discussion with lawmakers from southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality during the annual full session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the top legislature of the country.
The Chinese government has taken strong measures to step up crackdown on corruption and build a clean government. In the past four years, around 30 NPC deputies and members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have been ousted.
Hu, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)Central Committee, took the opportunity of the panel discussion to call for nationwide effort to modernize the agriculture sector, increase farmers’ income and build a new socialist countryside. [Full Text]