Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd L
front), who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political
Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, talks with
students at a human resources service center in Lianhu District of Xi'an,
capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 5, 2009. Wen paid a
visit to Xi'an from June 5 to 7. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
XI'AN, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
has urged the country's college students to find grassroots jobs in less
developed regions as the economic downturn increases pressures in employment
Visiting Xi'an, capital of central Shaanxi Province, from Friday to Sunday, Wen said employment was one of the government's priorities for the sake of the country's economy and for the future of individuals.
"College students, laid-off workers and migrant
workers waiting for jobs are my biggest concern," Wen told job hunters at an
He encouraged graduates from universities and
colleges to find work in grassroots regions, and called on employers to create
Since the second half of last year, the government
has implemented a series of policies to create jobs. The State Council, or
Cabinet, also decided to give living allowances to graduates who went to the
central and western regions for internships.
Everyone should have a resolute belief that they should try their best no matter what their job was, Wen told students at Xi'an Jiaotong University.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (Central Left, front), who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, talks with farmers in Fengdian Village, Doumen Town of Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 6, 2009. Wen paid a visit to Xi'an from June 5 to 7. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
During a visit to a village in the city's outskirts,
he said the government would promise the country's farmers higher incomes by
raising the average procurement price of wheat by 0.1 yuan per 500g.
When the market price went up, sell the products to
the market, when it went down, sell them to the government, Wen told farmers.
Wen also went to a main production base of BYD
Company Ltd., a Hong Kong-listed indigenous auto maker specializing in
Wen got into a new hybrid vehicle using gas and
electricity and encouraged the company to achieve more independent technological
He said the government's policy of development of
western regions had proved successful over the past 10 years.
Governments at all levels should continue the policy
and formulate more support measures to improve living standards for people in
western regions, Wen said.