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Hu urges efforts to create greater harmony

Updated: 2011-02-19 17:32

(Xinhua)

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BEIJING - Chinese President Hu Jintao Saturday urged officials to improve social management capabilities and make innovations in this regard so as to "ensure a harmonious and stable society full of vitality."

"The overall requirements for enhancing and innovating social management are to stimulate vitality in the society and increase harmonious elements to the greatest extent, while reducing inharmonious factors to the minimum," said Hu at an opening ceremony of a seminar attended by provincial and ministerial-level officials.

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Hu also stressed the need to "build a socialist social management system with Chinese characteristics, aiming to safeguard people's rights and interests, promote social justice, and sustain sound social order."

A key to achieve the goal is to "solve prominent problems which might harm the harmony and stability of the society ," he said.

"It is necessary to strengthen and improve the mechanism advocated by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the government to safeguard the people's rights and interests," said Hu, who is also General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

He believed that by doing so, it would in turn help formation of a scientific and effective mechanism for coordinating interests coveted by different groups, lodging complaints, solving disputes, and safeguarding rights and interests.

It is also imperative to further boost and improve management and service for the migrant population and other special groups by building a national database regarding basic information of the country's population, establishing an improved system featuring the dynamic administration for the population in reality and through keeping improving policies in this aspect, said Hu.

Vice President Xi Jinping presided over the ceremony held in the Party School of the CPC Central Committee.

Also present at the ceremony were top legislator Wu Bangguo, Premier Wen Jiabao and other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee -- Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang.

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