Jilin concentrates on solving social concerns

08:50, April 16, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

In a bid to raise living standards in the province, the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee has concentrated on improving areas that are most important to people such as employment, schooling, housing, healthcare and social security.

Since 2007 the government has implemented a program, which highlights the top eight most pressing livelihood issues each year.

The resulting "Eight Issues" section in the Provincial Government Work Report each year serves as a way to monitor the changes in social concerns, and a guide for the local authority.

"By comparing the different issues every year, you can see the changes in people's lives," said a member of the Committee of the People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Jilin province.

Sun Zhengcai, secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee, said that problems related to people's vital interests must be addressed.

"Everyone should benefit from the fruits of reform and development in Jilin," said Sun, China's youngest provincial Party chief. "We will improve living standards, guarantee economic development, and safeguard people's security."

Sun added that local Party committees and governments must play an active role in maintaining social stability, by looking at the root causes of social problems, and ensuring people's health and safety.

With concentrated effort on each year's eight issues, many problems that have long disturbed people are now being eased.

For example, the quality of drinking water used to be a significant problem. There were high levels of fluorine and arsenic in water used by 1.2 million people, and some water was too salty. The government has successfully tackled some of these problems, and continues working to make sure water is safe and in sufficient supply.

Jilin has also established standards and a monitoring system to ensure that the eight issues are being dealt with. Deputies to the People's Congress, members of the CPPCC, journalists and residents are invited to the Office of Evaluation Committee at the end of the year to take part in discussions to evaluate progress.

Source: China Daily


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based eastday.com reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion