Li Keqiang (C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, joins a discussion with deputies to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) from southwest China's Guizhou Province, who attend the first session of the 12th NPC, in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang and other senior leaders on Thursday joined national lawmakers in panel discussions on the government work report.
The report was delivered by Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday when the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature, opened its first annual session in Beijing.
While joining NPC deputies from southwestern province of Guizhou to deliberate on the report, Li urged earnest implementation of environmental protection standards as many industrial enterprises in eastern regions have moved to central and westerns regions like Guizhou for lower costs, but raising environmental concerns.
Li called for better education and training of high-quality human resources to help lay a sound foundation of industrial transition.
He also asked local governments to support migrant workers to return to their rural hometown to start businesses and create jobs.