President Xi calls for full protection of people’s health


BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for full protection of the people’s health, stressing that public health should be given priority in the country’s development strategy.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a national meeting on health held in Beijing Friday through Saturday.

“The all-round moderately prosperous society could not be achieved without people’s all-round health,” Xi said, urging efforts to promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen health services, improve health protection, build healthy environment and develop health-related industries.

Premier Li Keqiang also gave a speech at the meeting. Other senior leaders including Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attended the meeting.

Editor: huaxia