Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official He Guoqiang stressed the importance of social and economic development in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region during his four-day inspection tour of the region that ended Sunday.
He, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, paid visits to enterprises, communities, agricultural and pastoral areas, and cities like Baotou, Ordos, Ulanqab and Hohhot.
In Baotou City, he called for other cities to learn from the city's environmental protection work.
He stressed the combination of economic development and ecological preservation since "Inner Mongolia is an important ecological barrier for northern China."
He also urged government and Party organizations in Inner Mongolia to work harder at transforming the economic development pattern.
He also called on them to guarantee and improve people's livelihoods while maintaining national unity. Source: Xinhua http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-07/20/nw.D110000renmrb_20100720_7-01.htm?div=-1