BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council,
or the Cabinet, arranged its working plan for a new five-year term in the first
plenary session held on Friday.
Presided over by reappointed Premier Wen Jiabao, the
State Council set its goals as: to achieve further economic progress; improve
people's livelihood; push forward social justice as well as advance opening up
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao(3rd,
L), speaks during the first plenary session of the State Council,
or the Cabinet, in Beijing, capital of China, on March 21, 2008.
The Premier elaborated immediate jobs for the
Basically complete the government reshuffle
preparations before the end of June;
Continue restoration work in snow and ice hit areas
in the south, especially to rebuild power, communications, water and other
infrastructure and ensure disaster-hit citizens' basic necessities.
Encourage farmers to grow more vegetables, grains and
oil plants, keep high alert on bird flu and other influenza and put irrigation
works in good condition;
Go all out to increase commodity supplies in the
market to keep soaring prices stable and implement emergent price control over
some vital commodities and services in line with law;
Suppress excessive growth of investment into fixed
Put more efforts into energy conservation and
Other jobs include deepening financial, revenue and
medical system reforms, providing better services to college graduates for
finding jobs and for handicapped people as well as veterans.
Wen urged officials to free minds, be
self-disciplined and build a more efficient, transparent and honest government.