Feb. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao Tuesday asked provincial and
ministerial heads to attach importance and take concrete actions to boost rural
Chinese President Hu Jintao
addresses a seminar on building a socialist new countryside, Feb. 14.
"Building a socialist new countryside is a major
historic mission set by our Party," Hu Jintao, who is also the general secretary
of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, told a seminar on
building a socialist new countryside.
He asked all CPC members and the whole nation to work
jointly to make the drive "a project for the people" that truly benefits the
vast number of farmers.
Members of the Standing Committee of the Political
Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Wu
Guanzheng, Li Changchun and Luo Gan also attended the opening ceremony chaired
by Zeng Qinghong, a members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of
the CPC Central Committee, vice Chinese president and president of the Party
School of the CPC Central Committee.
Hu said that in building a well-off society in an
all-round way in China, the most arduous tasks are in the countryside. To
accelerate China's modernization, it is imperative to properly handle the
relationships of industry and agriculture and urban and rural areas.
Hu Jintao defined the major tasks for building a
socialist new countryside at present and in the coming period as follows:
-- comprehensively strengthening the productive
forces of the countryside.
-- making "increasing farmers' income" a central
-- boosting grass-roots democracy in the countryside
and improving transparency in village affairs.
-- boosting spiritual civilization and accelerating
the development of education and culture in rural areas to cultivate "new-type"
-- boosting harmony, caring for the lives of farmers,
improving health and strengthening social administration in the countryside.
-- pushing forward reform in various fields to
enhance the vitality of agricultural and rural development comprehensively.
He asked the Party committees and governments at all
levels to start with "matters that farmers most care about and are most anxious
to address and matters that produce effects most easily" and bring concrete
benefits to the farmers constantly.
He asked all cadres to care about the sufferings of
the farmers, respect their wishes, safeguard their interests and enhance their
Participants in the seminar, held at the Party School
of the CPC Central Committee, are the heads of provinces, ministries and
organizations at this level. Enditem