Premier Zhu Rongji has called for a no-holds-barred war on corruption, saying senior cadres will be targeted in particular. In his 10-section Government Work Report to be delivered to the National People's Congress tomorrow, Mr Zhu also vows to further open the country to foreign investment and technology. The section on Taiwan stresses the threat that Beijing will not 'sit idle' if Taipei keeps dragging its feet on reunification. However, Mr Zhu has steered clear of rhetoric used by hardliners such as 'waging a military struggle' against Taiwan. Referring to the large number of smuggling and corruption scandals in the past year, he says: 'We shall never go soft on graft. 'While we have in the past few years made achievements in fighting corruption, we still fall far short of what the Government requires of us and what the people expect of us,' Mr Zhu says in his report. 'We should deal seriously with cases involving violation of laws and concentrate on handling major cases with an emphasis on those involving leading cadres of government organs.' Mr Zhu projects the economy will grow seven per cent this year. He says Beijing will continue using a 'proactive fiscal policy' to stimulate demand and prevent deflation. On economic reform, the Premier reminds heads of state enterprises the deadline is looming for Beijing's three-year programme to turn around loss-making firms. He urges ministries and industries to undergo radical restructuring and market reforms to prepare themselves for the country's entry into the World Trade Organisation. However, he pledges to take care of workers who will be laid off as a result of reforms. Basic living subsidies will be raised and job training programmes boosted. 'I am confident of solving the problem of unemployment,' he says. The head of the State Council also unveils a multibillion-yuan project to develop 11 western provinces. One section of the report is devoted to boosting education and hi-tech development. And for the first time, the question of Taiwan is treated in an entire section. 'We are opposed to splittism and we will not just sit idle,' he says. 'We feel a great sense of urgency and we shall be very resolute [on Taiwan].' However, he also cites the goal of peaceful reunification, pledging that after reunification, Taiwan will enjoy more autonomy than Hong Kong and Macau.