President Xi Jinping on Monday called for deeper reform to revitalize China's northeastern industrial base.
Joining lawmakers from Heilongjiang Province at the annual parliamentary session, Xi urged them to pursue "innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development."
He said that the local government and Party officials must abide by the law as they implement reform policies and that they should encourage the public to do likewise.
Capable, honest officials should be rewarded with promotions, the president suggested.
(CRIENGLISH.com March 7)