Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday called for enhanced anti-terrorism efforts to maintain national security and social stability.
After watching an anti-terror drill dubbed Great Wall No. 2 at the national anti-terror headquarters, Hu said international terrorist activities have posed a great threat to world peace and security, and China is also faced with the threat of terrorism.
The Chinese government and people always firmly oppose any form of terrorism. This drill again shows China's resolute stand on opposing terrorism and maintaining world peace and security, Hu said.
He stressed that intensifying the efforts to combat terrorism and safeguard social stability is crucial to the building of a comparatively prosperous and harmonious society in China.
"We must earnestly carry out various anti-terror measures and keep an eye on and crack down on terrorist crimes so as to make new and greater contribution to safeguarding national security, social stability and the people's lives and property, as well as world peace and security," Hu said.
Prior to this, Hu visited the headquarters of the Ministry of Public Security, where he heard the reports of six outstanding grassroots units of public security and armed police via a teleconference.
Hu spoke highly of the contribution made by the six units in safeguarding national security, social stability and people's life, and extended Spring Festival greetings to them and all members of the police and armed police throughout the country.
Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice President Zeng Qinghong and other senior officials accompanied Hu on the visits.
(Xinhua News Agency January 24, 2006)