Top political advisor stresses importance of border area development, prosperity
China's top political advisor Wang Yang has stressed the importance of developing border areas and improving local people's lives during an inspection tour in northeastern Heilongjiang Province.
Border areas are very important for promoting foreign exchanges and ethnic unity and progress, said Wang, who is a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.
Wang urged to comprehensively improve the quality and standard of border area development and the living conditions of people from all ethnic groups.
He also called for efforts to ensure no border areas and ethnic groups are left behind as the country embarks on a new journey to fully build a modern socialist China.
Wang and 13 non-CPC members of the CPPCC National Committee inspected Heilongjiang from June 6 to 9.