We fully support Hu Jintao's speech and will modernize our armed forces with the latest technologies including information technology. What we soldiers shall do is work harder to serve the country and the people to help meet the requirements of the goal of developing a moderately prosperous society.
Yang Jiong, an army officer stationed in Sichuan Province
I learned from Hu's report that our country's per capita gross domestic product is expected to quadruple by 2020. I will be 88 by then and I believe I can live to that age and live as well as the young.
Zhu Guizhong, a pensioner in Shanghai
This is the first time we have seen the five-yearly Party congress on television. Our village had no electricity in 2002 during the 16th congress. The "electricity for every village" project ended the era of oil lamps and candles at the beginning of this year.
Wu Taike, a farmer in the remote village of Gaopai in Jiangxi Province
Hu's speech mentioned the strategy to expand employment, especially for college graduates, which is the biggest concern for me and my classmates. Employment is the core of people's livelihoods. I hope the Party and our country can create a more favorable employment environment so as to let every one of us use what we have learned.
Li Jian, a student at Lanzhou University in Gansu Province
It was really good to hear Hu say more effort will be made to enrich the spiritual and cultural life in the countryside, remote areas and among migrant workers.
Liu Haijun, a migrant worker from Hubei Province working in Shanghai
The Party has raised the development of the financial sector to an unprecedented level of attention by promoting a modern banking system. The financial industry has become a cornerstone for people to achieve a well-off life.
The country's strategic focus has shifted from improving commodity markets to building up a sound financial market system.
Liu Jipeng, a professor with China University of Politics and Law
(China Daily October 17, 2007)