|Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) talks with parents of a newly born baby at Shiying residential area in Xiangfan City during his visit in central China's Hubei Province on Jan. 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)|
WUHAN, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping urged more efforts to promote transformation of economic development mode to ensure sound and fast economic and social development during his four-day trip to central China's Hubei province which concluded on Sunday.
He said that beefing up technology innovation was the fundamental means to transform economic development mode, and also an important way to realize scientific development, Xi said during his visits to a local auto plant, an iron and steel factory, a ship making mill and a university lab.
He said the government should guide enterprises to apply scientific research achievement in production and industrial upgrading.
Xi also called for more efforts to further study and put into practice the Scientific Outlook on Development, which emphasized the well-being of people and comprehensive, coordinated and sustainable development.
During his tour to local resident communities, Xi asked local authorities to care about people's lives and help solve their problems.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping(front line C) exchanges ideas with college students at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan during his visit in central China's Hubei Province on Jan. 22, 2010. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)