Premier Li Keqiang has called for continued efforts in safeguarding consumers’ interests and creating a more secure consumption environment.
Li made the instructions to China Consumers’ Association, which held the first meeting of its newly-elected board of directors in Beijing on Jan 20.
In a written document, Li praised the efforts of the organization and its branches in protecting the legitimate rights and interests of consumers over the past three decades.
They have done a lot of work to maintain a fair market and social harmony, the Premier said.
He asked authorities to continue to attach importance and give support to consumers’ associations and offer them all necessary help.
Li also noted that these organizations should innovate their mechanisms to better safeguard the rights of consumers, and guide the whole society to work together in creating a safe consumption environment, thus benefiting the nation’s development and people’s livelihood.
State Councilor Wang Yong attended the meeting and delivered a speech.
He asked various parties to work together and play a bigger role in protecting consumers’ rights and interests.