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Chinese top leaders extend Spring Festival greetings to nation

01-21-2012 16:27 BJT Special Report:2012 Spring Festival |

Chinese leaders on Saturday offered festive greetings to people across the nation as well as overseas Chinese around the world at a gathering to mark the Lunar New Year that falls on Jan. 23.

Members of Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China
Central Committee, including President Hu Jintao, top legislator Wu Bangguo, Premier
Wen Jiabao, top political advisor Jia Qinglin and senior leaders Li Changchun, Xi
Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang attend a Spring Festival reception
held by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State
Council in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 21, 2012, to mark the upcoming Lunar New
Year, which falls on Jan. 23 this year. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

President Hu Jintao, top legislator Wu Bangguo, Premier Wen Jiabao and top political advisor Jia Qinglin attended the gathering, organized by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Hosting the gathering, Hu, also General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, extended regards to Chinese people at home and abroad and foreign friends on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, the Cabinet.

Premier Wen delivered a speech, saying that the country has made a good start to the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) at a time of an austere and complicated international economic situation.

Wen said the government would maintain stable prices and steady, rapid economic development, accelerate the transformation of development patterns and adjust the economic structure in a bid to enhance sustainable development, as well as place more importance on people's livelihoods, letting the people share the achievements of reform.

"We are going to face bigger challenges in the new year," Wen said. "We have the will, determination, courage and ability to overcome any difficulties. We have confidence in the motherland's successful and bright future."

Wen called for excellent achievements in a bid to put the country on a firm footing for the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Other leaders, including Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang, also attended the gathering.

The Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional festival for China.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (1st R) shakes hands with a guest at a Spring Festival
reception held by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and
the State Council in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 21, 2012, to mark the upcoming
Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 23 this year. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)


Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao addresses a Spring Festival reception held by the Central
Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council in Beijing,
capital of China, Jan. 21, 2012, to mark the upcoming Lunar New Year, which falls on
Jan. 23 this year. All the members of Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of
the Communist Party of China Central Committee, including President Hu Jintao, top
legislator Wu Bangguo, Premier Wen Jiabao, top political advisor Jia Qinglin and
senior leaders Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang
attended the reception. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

 

Editor:Wang Xi |Source: Xinhua

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