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China's top political advisor urges Taoists to contribute to social harmony

06-24-2010 08:47 BJT

BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, Wednesday called on the country's Taoists to contribute to social harmony.

Jia Qinglin (R, front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with the deputies of China Taoist Association, who are here attending the association's eighth national congress, in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2010. Jia met with the newly elected leaders of China Taoist Association here Wednesday.(Xinhua/Li Tao)
Jia Qinglin (R, front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's 
Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also a member of the Standing Committee 
of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, 
meets with the deputies of China Taoist Association, who are here attending the 
association's eighth national congress, in Beijing, capital of China, June 23, 2010. 
Jia met with the newly elected leaders of China Taoist Association here Wednesday.(Xinhua/Li Tao)

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the call at a meeting with the newly elected leaders of the China Taoist Association.

He urged the association to promote and adapt the ideals of harmony embodied in classic Taoist works to socialist society.

Greater efforts must be made to encourage harmony between humanity and nature, and man and society, as well as mental harmony, said Jia, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

He also urged the association to unite and lead Chinese Taoists to work to contribute to the all-round construction of a well-off society.

The association began its three-day eighth national congress on Monday and elected 16 leaders, including association president Ren Farong.

The Beijing-based association was established in April 1957.

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