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China's 11th National People's Congress has just wrapped up its first session setting plans and tasks for economic and social development for the government during the next year. This year's session has also elected and approved the country's new leadership.

Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the closing ceremony of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 18, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the 
closing ceremony of the First Session of 
the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) 
at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, 
China, March 18, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

Newly re-elected State President Hu Jintao spoke at the closing meeting of the NPC session. He said all members in the new government fully realize that they shoulder great responsibilities for the people and nation.

Chinese President Hu Jintao said, "When we fulfill our mission, we will, firstly stick to and continue to expand democracy and improve the legal system. Secondly, we will adhere to the policy of putting people's interests first. Thirdly, we will adopt a down-to-earth manner but be innovative in our work. Lastly, we will discipline ourselves and strictly avoid corruption."

Lawmakers at the meeting also passed Premier Wen Jiabao's government work report.

They also approved the reports on the work of the NPC Standing Committee, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate.

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