Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 16:06 GMT, 5 Oct 05
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua
(New China News Agency)
Hohhot, 5 October: Chinese State Councillor Zhou Yongkang has
urged local officials to work hard to to resolve various social
contradictions in an effort to build a harmonious society.
Zhou, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee and a member of the
Secretariat of the CCP Central Committee, made the remarks
during an inspection tour in north China's Inner Mongolia Region
from 2 to 5 October.
China is in a special historical period of social transition,
and various social contradictions and issues have thus come
forth, Zhou said.
He pointed out that the fundamental way to resolve the social
issues and ensure a stable society is to implement the
scientific concept of development and push an all-round,
coordinated development of economy and society.
He told the local officials to make efforts to cement ties with
the great masses of the people in a bid to dissolve the
inharmonious factors. He also asked them to further enhance
unity among different ethnic groups.
Zhou urged the local government to well handle with issues
concerning the interests of the people to improve the living
standards, such as education, medical care, employment, social
security, poverty alleviation, environmental protection and