Top political advisor calls for progress in ethnic unity

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Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, delivers a speech during a symposium marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)

HOHHOT, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Wednesday called on people from north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to make progress in ethnic unity ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks at a symposium marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The symposium was attended by local officials and people of various ethnic groups and from all walks of life.

Yu urged efforts to make achievements in economic transformation and restructuring, deepening reform, improving people's living standards and risk prevention.

During his visit to the Memorial Hall of Ulanhu, a veteran leader of the autonomous region, Yu said that people should learn from Ulanhu's lofty spirit and good virtue to "build a beautiful Inner Mongolia and achieve the great Chinese dream."

Yu also visited a community, a book store and sports facilities to extend greetings.

While visiting an institute of biotechnology on livestock breeding, Yu called for more investment in R&D, adopting more core technologies and encouraging the institute to be an industry leader.

Inspecting a local ecological environment company, he learned about ecological restoration and grassland ecology while stressing the exploration of a sustainable green path that accords with national and local conditions.

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visits an institute of biotechnology on livestock breeding in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2017. Yu led a delegation from the central authorities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visits the service hall of a community in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2017. Yu led a delegation from the central authorities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visits a community of residents from various ethnic groups in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2017. Yu led a delegation from the central authorities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visits the M-Grass Ecology & Environment Co. Ltd. in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2017. Yu led a delegation from the central authorities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, visits the Memorial Hall of Ulanhu, a veteran leader of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2017. Yu led a delegation from the central authorities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)