Chinese political advisors attending their annual session in
Beijing on Sunday proposed the government make efforts to improve
medical service and economic development in rural areas, guarantee
subsidies to needy people and speed up protection of natural and
The government should resolve problems that the public care most
and are directly linked to their interests, especially those
concerning the most needy people in most underdeveloped areas, said
Dou Ruihua at the third plenary meeting of the annual session of
the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top advisory
Yan Hongchen, a CPPCC National Committee member from the Chinese
Peasants and Workers Democratic Party, a non-Communist party, urged
the government to train more medical practitioners for medical
services in rural areas.
Wang Jianlun, who delivered a speech representing the Social and
Legal Affairs Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, suggested
the government work out a unified policy to offer handicapped rural
residents regular subsidies.
Wan Gang, a CPPCC National Committee member from the non-
Communist China Public Interest Party, said in his speech at the
meeting that industrial sectors should support the development of
agriculture and cities should help rural areas to form a healthy
interactive development mechanism.
Liu Feng, also a CPPCC member, said that a unified system shall
be established to coordinate areas along the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand
Canal in its protection and world heritage application work.
CPPCC member Jin Man called for expanded cultural exchanges and
trade with other countries to further promote the spread of the
Chinese culture in the world.
(Xinhua News Agency March 11, 2007)