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Top China Political Advisor Proposes More Attention on Grain Security

China should pay more attention to its grain security in rural reform, said Jia Qinglin, the country's top political advisor, on Saturday.

It should be a top priority to maintain grain production when the country develops modern agriculture, said Jia, chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, when the third meeting of the CPPCC National Committee's Standing Committee concluded here.

"China should stick to the most strict system to protect farming land."

During the four-day meeting, senior political advisors reviewed the decision on rural development and reform made at the third Plenary Session of the 17th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

They exchanged views and presented valuable ideas on rural reform, said a statement issued after the meeting.

"We should realize new situations and problems China faces in rural economic and social development, as well as urgency and responsibility to push forward rural reform," Jia said.

The CPPCC would work on proposals on system building, agriculture and public service development in rural areas.

He also asked political advisors to watch and study the global financial turmoil's impact on the domestic economy and contribute their talent to the administration.

(Xinhua News Agency October 19, 2008)

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