--- SEARCH ---
Learning Chinese
Learn to Cook Chinese Dishes
Exchange Rates
Hotel Service
China Calendar

Hot Links
China Development Gateway
Chinese Embassies

Premier Supports Library Proposal in Poor Areas

Premier Wen Jiabao has showed his support to a proposal by 55 writers to establish libraries for middle and elementary schools in underdeveloped areas in the western region of China.

The writers raised the proposal before Children's Day on June 1and urged all writers in the country to donate one book or one yuan (one US dollar is 8.3 yuan) to help set up the libraries.

On June 1, the premier wrote in reply to these writers and said he was deeply touched by the writers' love for children and high sense of social responsibility. The Communist Party of China and the government will firmly realize the goal of compulsory education for all, by focusing on underdeveloped areas, he said.

China has around 220 million middle and elementary school students including almost 100 million of them living in the backward areas. Most of rural schools do not have libraries, while poor students can not afford to buy textbooks and after-school readings.
(Xinhua News Agency June 16, 2004)

North China City Opens Reading Room for the Blind
Old Library Sees Bright Future
China to Develop Digital Library
National Library Plans Activities for the Holidays
Children Enjoy Books in Granny Li's Reading Room
D-Library to Develop Digital Content Service Platform
New Library Targets Ordinary Citizens
Print This Page
Email This Page
About Us SiteMap Feedback
Copyright © China Internet Information Center. All Rights Reserved
E-mail: webmaster@china.org.cn Tel: 86-10-68326688