Senior officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) have called for a greater role for the party's united front in assisting the national effort of improving the social management system, according to a meeting of the country's united front circles held on Monday.
Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, made the remarks in a written instruction at the meeting.
Jia, also member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, urged efforts to take advantage of the good connections that the CPC's united front system has with people of different political parties, ethnic groups, religions and social groups at home and abroad.
Zhou Yongkang, secretary of the CPC Central Committee's Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, in a written instruction, also urged local authorities to tap the potential of the CPC's united front in helping to solve problems surfing from social management fields.
Addressing the meeting, Du Qinglin, vice chairman of the CPPCC and head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, said the the party's unitied front work should strive to make breakthroughs.
Du said efforts should be made to forge harmonious relations between workers and company owners in non-public economic entities as well as improve management and services concerning urban residents of ethnic minorities, Du said.
Further, Du said that efforts should also be made to improve the work of handling religious affairs in a legal and democratic manner.