Top legislator urges implementation of congress spirit

Updated: 2012-11-24 02:43

TAIYUAN - China's top legislator has urged thorough study and implementation of the spirit of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in order to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all aspects.

Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, made the comments during a five-day inspection tour to north China's Shanxi Province, one of the largest coal production bases in the country. The tour ended Friday.

He called for efforts in making economic, political, cultural, social and ecological progress.

During his visit to local industrial companies, Wu called for the enterprises to play a leading role in technology innovation and aspire to international advanced levels.

He also praised local enterprises' efforts in ecological protection through promotion of a recycling economy. He encouraged the industrial firms to contribute to clean energy development and energy efficiency improvements.

Wu visited the Shanxi provincial museum, encouraging the province to boost tourism with its unique historical and cultural resources.

During his tour to urban communities and rural villages, the legislator visited residents.

Wu expressed his appreciation of the province's achievements during the past 10 years. He urged further measures to implement the missions set down at the 18th CPC National Congress with efforts in economic transformation and scientific development.

He asked the province to optimize its coal resources with scientific and technological progress to improve energy efficiency, as well as to strengthen its advantage in equipment manufacturing industry.

He also stressed efforts to enhance the province's industrial core competitiveness and ensure safe production.

Wu urged efforts to create jobs, protect the workers' legitimate rights and interests and deepen the income distribution system reform.

Social services for the public, including education, health care, housing and social security, should also be strengthened, Wu said.

In addition, he called for efforts to build an environment-friendly society by identifying a number of measures, including phasing out inefficient productivity, promoting energy saving and emission reduction, enhancing clean production and resource recycling as well as improving forestation work, pollution control and ecological restoration.

During his inspection, Wu visited staff members of the provincial legislature and asked them to serve the country's mission to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all aspects.