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Top political advisor urges faster adjustment of economic growth structure

06-01-2010 08:21 BJT

TIANJIN, May 31 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin has urged hastened adjustment of the structure of economic growth and scientific development while on an inspection tour of port city Tianjin.

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks during his tour of Tianjin May 29 to 31.

Jia said Tianjin's Binhai New Area should promote growth through innovation and internal impetus.

To achieve that goal, the new area should establish a good industrial structure, prioritize high value-added industries, and adopt a sound environment of technological innovation, he said.

Tianjin's Binhai New Area is designed to become an economic powerhouse that drives the development of the country's north.

Jia said the new area should be an example in energy saving and environmental protection.

Jia also urged Tianjin to develop fledgling industries of strategic importance and exploit its coastal location to develop marine industries.

During his inspection, Jia visited factories, companies, research institutes and villages.

Editor:Su Yu |Source: Xinhua

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