|Xi Jinping (2nd L), general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), joins a panel discussion of deputies to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) from east China's Shanghai, in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2013. The first session of the 12th NPC opened in Beijing on March 5. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Communist Party of China (CPC) chief Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for courage like "wading through a dangerous shoal" to help deepen reforms in the country's development.
While joining national legislators from China's economic hub of Shanghai to deliberate the government work report, Xi compared the difficulty facing the country's deepened reform and opening up to that in "storming a fortification."
The report was delivered Tuesday morning by Premier Wen Jiabao at the parliament's annual session.
"We must have the courage like gnawing at a hard bone and wading through a dangerous shoal," said Xi, who is general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
The government should give more respect to the law of the market and play a better role in advancing reform and opening up, Xi said.
While deliberating the government work report, Xi stressed again the importance of innovation and technology in breaking through the bottleneck restriction for development and solve deeply rooted problems.
Government and society should facilitate innovation with a global vision to come up with core technologies to drive industrial development, he added.