Premier Wen delivers gov't work report
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivers a government work report during the opening meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
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China to test run super-ministries in central gov't body reform

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will explore to integrate functions of small departments to found larger ones in the State Council reform, said Premier Wen Jiabao here Wednesday.

    The plan is to avoid "overlapping responsibilities" and "powers not being matched by responsibilities," Wen said in his government work report to the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC). Full story

Premier: China to present a "unique" Olympic Games

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will give the world a unique, well-run Olympic Games, said Premier Wen Jiabao here Wednesday.

    "We will prepare for and organize the Games well, strengthen cooperation with the international community and create an excellent environment," said the Premier at the annual parliament session. Full story

Premier: "Taiwan independence" attempts doomed to fail

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The attempts of "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces to deny the reality that the Chinese mainland and Taiwan belong to one and the same China and to undermine peace in the Taiwan Straits are doomed to fail, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Wednesday.

    Wen made the remarks while delivering a report on the work of his cabinet at the opening meeting of the annual full session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature. Full story

China plans multibillion yuan budget for low-rent housing program

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China plans to allocate 6.8-billion-yuan (951 million U.S. dollars) in its 2008 budget to build low-rent houses for urban poor, Premier Wen Jiabao said here Wednesday.

    The amount is 1.7 billion yuan (238 million U.S. dollars), or 33 percent, more than last year, Wen said in his report to the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress that opened at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing. Full story

Premier ensures employees in China to have paid vacations

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised here Wednesday the government will try to ensure all employees in the country to have annual paid vacations.

    "We will institute a system of annual paid vacations for employees," said Wen in his report on government work to the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress that began here Wednesday morning. Full story

Chinese Premier promises to crack down on illegal employment

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese government will "severely" punish illegal employment while following a "vigorous" employment policy, said Premier Wen Jiabao here Wednesday.

    "We will improve the handling of labor disputes and oversight for worker protection measures," he said in his report to the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress opening here. Full story

China to solicit public opinions on health care reform

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) - China has drawn up a preliminary plan on the health care reform which will soon be publicized to solicit opinions from the general public, Premier Wen Jiabao said here on Wednesday.

    The reform aims to maintain the "public service nature of public medical and health care services," and set up a basic medical and health care system to provide safe, effective, convenient and affordable service, said Wen while delivering a government work report at the first session of the 11th National People's Congress, the top legislature. Full story

China to establish stock market for growth enterprises

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will establish a stock market for growth enterprises this year, said Premier Wen Jiabao while delivering a government work report here on Wednesday.

    "We will establish a market for growth enterprises, accelerate development of the bond market and steadily develop the futures market," Wen said at the opening of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), the national legislature.  Full story

China to introduce shareholding system into agriculture bank

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will continue deepening reform of the banking industry this year, with focuses on the introduction of a shareholding system in the Agriculture Bank of China and the reform of the China Development Bank, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Wednesday.

    "We will speed up reform of the financial system and strengthen financial oversight," said Wen while delivering a government work report at the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress, the top legislature. Full story

Premier: China to stipulate, update 7,700 food, drug standards

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will stipulate or update more than 7,700 national standards for the safety of food, drugs and other consumer goods this year, as part of the efforts to ensure product quality and safety, Premier Wen Jiabao said here Wednesday.

    "It is imperative that the people feel confident about the safety of food and other consumer goods and that our exports have a good reputation," said Wen while delivering a report on the workof his cabinet at the opening meeting of the annual full session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature. Full story 

Chinese Premier pledges hefty investment schemes under tight monetary policy

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China is to follow a tight monetary policy to address the still-unsolved problem of excessive liquidity, and in the meantime, the government also pledges to add another several hundred billion yuan in additional funds to boost agriculture, education, medicare and strengthen the nation's social safety net.

    Addressing the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress, Premier Wen Jiabao said in his government work report that the decision to follow a tight monetary policy is based on "the strong possibility of a resurgence in fixed asset investment, continued excessive supplies of money and credit, the still-unsolved problem of excess liquidity, and considerable inflationary pressure." Full story

Premier: governors, mayors responsible for "rice bags," "vegetable baskets"

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) - In an effort to control the surging inflation rates, especially soaring food prices, and maintain social stability, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told governments at all levels here Wednesday to provide a steady and adequate food supply to the country's 1.3 billion population.

    China will "adhere to the system of provincial governors assuming responsibility for the 'rice bag' (grain supply) program and city mayors for the 'vegetable basket' (non-staple food supply) program," Wen told the nearly 3,000 deputies to the National People's Congress in his government work report. Full story

China to create 10 mln jobs in cities, keeping jobless rate at 4.5% in 2008

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Facing huge pressure of unemployment in the country, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Wednesday that the government will work to create 10 million jobs this year and try to keep registered urban unemployment rate at around 4.5 percent.

    "Providing adequate employment opportunities in China, which has the largest population in the world, is a daunting challenge,"Wen said in his government work report delivered at the opening meeting of the top legislature's annual full session.Full story  

Premier: China to keep year's CPI rise around 4.8%

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China has set the target of keeping this year's CPI at around 4.8 percent, given the inflationary pressure and strong influence from last year, Premier Wen Jiabao said at the annual parliament session on Wednesday.

    The primary task for macroeconomic regulation this year is to prevent fast economic growth from becoming overheated growth and keep structural price increases from turning into significant inflation, Wen said in his report to the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress opening on Wednesday. Full story

Premier: China targets 8% GDP growth in 2008

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China targets an eight-percent GDP growth this year on the basis of energy conservation and emission reduction, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Wednesday.

    "On the basis of improving the economic structure, productivity, energy efficiency and environmental protection, the GDP should grow by about eight percent," Wen said in his report to the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress opening here on Wednesday. Full story 

Chinese premier acknowledges "increasing inflationary pressure"

    BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao admitted on Wednesday the country is facing "increasing inflationary pressures" and its task of holding down inflation is "difficult."

    "The current price hikes and increasing inflationary pressures are the biggest concern of the people," Wen said in his report to the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress opening here on Wednesday. Full story 


Editor: Wang Yan
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