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China's top political advisor stresses construction of ecological, living environment in developing western regions

07-15-2010 09:05 BJT

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, on Wednesday called for efforts to construct a better ecological and healthy living environment while pushing for rapid development in the country's western regions.

Jia Qinglin (C, front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visits the exhibition of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region during an achievements exhibition displaying China's western regions' environmental protection and construction accomplishments during the "West Development" campaign, in Beijing, capital of China, July 14, 2010.(Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
Jia Qinglin (C, front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's 
Political Consultative Conference, visits the exhibition of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous 
Region during an achievements exhibition displaying China's western regions' environmental 
protection and construction accomplishments during the "West Development" campaign, in Beijing, capital of China, July 14, 2010.(Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks when he visited an exhibition of the western region's environmental protection marking the 10th anniversary of China's strategy to develop its western regions.

While accelerating development in the western regions, Jia said, it was crucial to pay special attention to the construction of the ecological and living environment.

"A new western region with green mountains and clean rivers will make a greater contribution to the nation's ecological security," Jia said.

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