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President Hu urges shift in growth mode
www.chinaview.cn 2006-01-17 07:52:46

President Hu Jintao shakes hands with a villager in Bayi village of Xiaotao township, Yong'an city during his visit to East China's Fujian Province between Jan. 12 and Jan. 16, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)
    BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- President Hu Jintao said that a shift in the country's mode of economic growth is an important and urgent strategic task which is crucial to maintaining national economic and social development.

    During an inspection tour to east China's Fujian Province from Jan. 12 to 16, Hu called for stronger resolve and more vigorous measures to promote conservation-minded, environment-minded and safety-minded development.

    China will push economic and social development truly on the track of human-centered, all-round, coordinated and sustainable development, said Hu, who is also General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee.

    While in Fujian, Hu visited rural villages, companies and urban communities to oversee how they boost local economic and social development in a scientific way.

President Hu Jintao talks with administrators in Xiamen Xiaxin Electronics Company Limited in Xiamen, during his visit to East China's Fujian Province from Jan. 12 to 16, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)
    During visits to manufacturing businesses, Hu stressed the need of accelerating economic restructuring and building a conservation-oriented and environment-friendly society, to pave way for the shift of economic growth mode.

    He encouraged local scientists to accelerate innovation in science and technology and enhance the role of science and technology in economic growth.

    Hu emphasized the need to improve the decision-making process in reform so that reform in various areas proceed in a coordinated way.

    During his inspection to Fujian, which is near Taiwan, Hu also called on "compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" to jointly push forward economic and technological cooperation.

    Hu also visited military troops stationed in Fujian to extend Spring Festival greetings to them and their families. Enditem

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