|Chinese vice premier calls for boosting development of ethnic areas|
BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Thursday pledged to further facilitate the development of the country's ethnic groups and ethnic areas.
Promoting the development of ethnic groups and areas is a fundamental way to resolve the problems ethnic minorities face, Hui said at a meeting of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission.
The government is dedicated to improving people's livelihood in ethnic areas and helping minorities benefit from the fruits of reform and development, he said.
Hui said great importance should be attached to stimulating ethnic minorities' entrepreneurial initiative, and preferential policies are needed to help them equally participate in local development.