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Premier Wen vows to keep reform

03-14-2012 13:59 BJT Special Report:2012 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

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At the press conference wrapping up the annual NPC session, Premier Wen Jiabao calls for reform politically and economically. In the final year in his term, the Premier vows to keep on duty diligently until the last minute.

With China’s fast economic development in recent years, many problems like income gap, lack of credibility and corruption have emerged in China. In order to solve these problems, Premier Wen said reform on the political system can’t stop.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao speaks during a press conference after the closing meeting of
the Fifth Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the
People in Beijing, capital of China, March 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Wen Jiabao said, "Now reform in China has come to a critical stage. Without a successful political structural reform, it is impossible for us to fully institute economic reform, and the gains we have made in this area may be lost. New problems in the Chinese society will not be fundamentally resolved."

Not just on politics. Economic reform is also highlighted by the Premier. High speed of growth will no longer be the unique goal for China.

Journalists raise hands to ask questions during a press conference which Chinese Premier
Wen Jiabao attended after the closing meeting of the Fifth Session of the 11th National
People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March
14, 2012. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Wen Jiabao said, "For years, we have set the average annual growth target of China’s economy at around 8%. But this year we have set the target at 7.5%. This is because we want to shift China’s economic growth towards the progress in science and technology, and a higher educational level of the Chinese labor force."

2012 will be the final year for Premier Wen’s term in office. He pointed out it will be tough, but it is also hopeful. People need the calm, courage and credibility of the government, which in return is in need of the people’s trust, support, and help.

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Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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