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Top political advisor urges Chinese to contribute to nation's development

12-15-2010 10:30 BJT

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin Tuesday called on people of all walks of life to contribute their wisdom and resources to the nation's development.

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks at a meeting with senior officials of the United Front Work Department of Party organs nationwide.

Jia Qinglin (C), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC), who is also a member of the Standing Committee of
the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, speaks
during a meeting with senior officials of the United Front Work Department of Party
organs nationwide, in Beijing, capital of China, on Dec. 14, 2010.(Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Members of democratic parties and personages without party affiliation are encouraged to give advice on the country's scientific development and its transformation of the economic growth pattern, Jia said.

The United Front Work Department should also help private enterprises play a bigger role in economic restructuring, he said.

He also said the United Front Work Department should help more scientists and intellectuals contribute to the nation's scientific and technological progress, he added.

Religious affairs are key to the unity of Chinese society and public governance, Jia said.

He urged more efforts in investigating the new problems and perennial difficulties of the management of religious affairs, to lay the foundation for improved policy and legislation.

The country should work harder to improve the management of religious affairs in accordance with law, he said.

Jia also stressed it is important for the Communist Party of China (CPC) to have good advisors from outside the Party, adding that the country should improve the mechanism for selecting and building its team of advisors.

The 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution - which brought an end to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and feudal China - will be celebrated next year, he noted.

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