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Sunday, March 10, 2019, 14:16
Chinese leaders stress reform, legislation, poverty relief
By Xinhua
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 14:16 By Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, joins deliberations with deputies from Jilin province at the second session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 9, 2019. (LIU BIN / XINHUA)

BEIJING – Senior Chinese leaders on Saturday stressed reform, legislation and poverty alleviation at the annual legislative session.

Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu and Zhao Leji, all members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made statements on this when they joined deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) in group deliberations separately during the second session of the 13th NPC in Beijing.

When Premier Li Keqiang joined deliberations with deputies from Jilin province, he called for efforts to deepen reform and opening up, improve business environment, unleash the vitality of state-owned and private enterprises. 

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He also urged strengthening the real economy to promote stable and healthy economic development.

Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, joins deliberations with deputies from Chongqing at the second session of the 13th NPC in Beijing, China, March 9, 2019. (PANG XINGLEI / XINHUA)

Joining deliberations with deputies from Chongqing, Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, called for high-quality legislation to promote high-quality development. 

Legislation should better contribute to economic and social development and help accomplish major reform tasks, he said.

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Zhao Leji, secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, joined deliberations with deputies from Guizhou province.

Zhao Leji, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, is seen with deputies from Guizhou province at the second session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, China, March 9, 2019. (ZHANG LING / XINHUA)

He said disciplinary inspection and supervision organs should strengthen efforts to deal with corruption and misconduct in poverty alleviation, so as to provide a strong guarantee for winning the battle against poverty.

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