TOP Chinese leaders are making their rounds in the regions to make sure that their policies are being implemented across the country. State leaders including premier Li Peng and two newly-promoted Communist Party Central Committee's Secretariat figures Wu Bangguo and Jiang Chunyun have inspected the provinces, according to official reports. Their visits came on the heels of the conclusion of a series of national meetings in Beijing to set the reform agenda for next year. In a tour of Hebei province over the weekend, Mr Jiang specifically warned the regional cadres that they must follow Beijing's instructions in developing agriculture. Mr Jiang, who has been put in charge of the farming sector, was quoted by Xinhua (the New China News Agency) as saying: 'The key to strive for new development in agriculture and rural economy rests on the implementation of the principles, policies and measures on agriculture set forth by the party.' A similar message was relayed by Mr Li in his inspection of the province of Sichuan. In reporting his four-day visit, Xinhua said the premier reminded the Sichuan cadres they must implement the central Government's policies. 'Premier Li Peng called for joint efforts to be made in ensuring a sustained, fast and healthy development of China's national economy in line with the principles and policies that have been defined by the central authorities,' Xinhua said. The authority of the Central Committee was also highlighted in a recent talk by Executive Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji on the settling of debts between enterprises and state banks when the former went bankrupt. While Mr Zhu indicated new credits would be made available to firms under the management of his State Economic and Trade Commission, enterprises managed by the State Planning Commission would face a tougher repayment policy. Compliance with Beijing's orders in the reform of state enterprises was also highlighted by Mr Wu when he recently toured one of the debt-ridden provinces, Shanxi. According to Xinhua, Mr Wu, who is also a member of the Secretariat, told the regional cadres they must follow the agenda set by the recently concluded National Work Meeting on Economy in reforming the state sector. While different leaders focused on different areas of interest in their visits, they all warned the regional cadres to pay attention to the alarming problem of inflation. Chinese sources said the visits by top leaders reflected their worry that regional leaders were turning a blind eye to their orders. It was reported that both Mr Jiang and Mr Wu, who were elevated to the Secretariat last September, were 'cold-shouldered' when they earlier inspected Beijing City and northeast China respectively.