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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping urges province to press ahead with reform, opening-up

09-07-2010 15:51 BJT

BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has urged authorities of a southeastern province to press ahead with its reforms and opening-up, and to embrace innovations in its economic development.

In his four-day inspection tour in Fujian Province that began Friday, Xi spent time visiting high-tech enterprises, inquiring about villagers' incomes and held talks with university students.

Efforts should be made to improve people's livelihood and solve practical difficulties for them with regard to employment, medical care, housing and children's schooling, Xi said during his visit to villages and urban communities.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (2nd R) talks with workers while visiting Fujian
Daimler Automotive (FJDA) company in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian
Province, Sept. 4, 2010. Xi Jinping made an inspection tour in Fujian Province on
Sept. 3-6. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

When visiting areas hit by June's torrential rains and massive floods, Xi urged local authorities to continue with disaster-relief work, rebuild damaged homes and agricultural infrastructures, as well as increase support for enterprises.

In the coastal city of Xiamen, Xi urged government administrations in Fujian to take proactive measures to offer services to, and create "better conditions", for people from Taiwan.

Further, efforts should be made to expand the scope and upgrade the level of cross-Strait exchanges and cooperation, he said.

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