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China's premier sounds a call for technology

In a hard-hitting state-of-the-nation address, Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang has called on his country to catch the wave of the world technological revolution, Monitor correspondent Julian Baum reports.

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Mr. Zhao's speech Tuesday before the National People's Congress, China's legislature, sounded all the main themes of the government's reformist economic program during the past several years: more encouragement of foreign technology, a more rational pricing system, a restored role for intellectuals, a shift to profit-oriented enterprises.

The prime minister said incomes must be related to individual effort, and China must do away with equalitarianism in distribution.


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