|Senior official underscores high-quality urbanization|
BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Tuesday underlined the significance of coordinated development in raising the quality of urbanization.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said at a CPPCC meeting that China should coordinate efforts of industrialization, informatization and agricultural modernization in seeking high-quality urbanization.
The country's urbanization drive should be human-oriented to provide people with better production and living conditions, Yu said.
China should also push forward industrial transformation and upgrading, as well as the development of industrial clusters to create more job opportunities, he said.
In the central economic work conference last year, the government said it would steadily push forward urbanization in 2013, as urbanization is a major driver for domestic demand.
The country's urban population reached 711.82 million at the end of last year, accounting for 52.6 percent of the country's total, official data showed.
Also addressing the meeting, Vice Premier Wang Yang urged the country to accelerate the reform of its household registration system and the drive to provide equal basic public services to all residents.
China should also promote the turning of the rural migrant population into urban residents in an orderly way, Wang said.