|Chinese President Hu Jintao (R 3rd) joins in a panel discussion with national legislators from eastern Jiangsu Province on March 5, 2011. (Xinhua Photo)
BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao and other senior Chinese leaders respectively joined panel discussions of national legislators at the annual parliamentary session Saturday in Beijing.
Hu said he fully agreed with the government work report delivered Saturday by Premier Wen Jiabao at the opening meeting of the parliamentary session, which focused on scientific development.
China should accelerate the transformation of economic development pattern while cultivating new strategic advantage to serve the country's long-term development, Hu said while joining a panel discussion with national legislators from eastern Jiangsu Province.
While reviewing the government work report, a dozen deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) from Jiangsu shared their views on agricultural production, the protection of migrant workers' rights and interests, and social management.
Efforts should be made to improve the country's capability of independent innovation and to pursue a model of development propelled by scientific and technological progress, enhanced workforce skills and innovation in management, Hu said.
The president said the country should make sure that modernization in agriculture keeps pace with rapid industrialization and urbanization.
He also stressed the necessity of safeguarding and improving the people's well-being, and improving social management in a scientific way.
In addition, Hu praised the migrant workers for their contribution to the country's economic and social development.
Special Report: NPC, CPPCC Annual Sessions 2011