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Q: Many people in the international community accuse China's family planning policy of violating human rights. Why does China carry out this policy? Are there differences in its implementation when it comes to urban and rural areas, and ethnic minority areas?
Q: The Chinese Government put forward the goal of building a well-off society in an all-around way right after China's transformation from poverty to adequate subsistence at the end of last century. How many aspects are there to this goal and how will the Chinese Government lead its people to achieve it?
Q: China used to allocate housing to city residents as a welfare benefit, but this has been reformed so that people can now buy their own homes. What policies has the government adopted for private housing purchase, and what measures has it taken to help those who can't afford to buy a home?
Q: Surveys show that the Chinese people largely enjoy improved nutrition and health, while at the same time, there is an increasing number of people suffering from "affluenza." What's the reason behind this? And what will the government do to help optimize people's dietary patterns and enhance their health?
Q: For what reason did China carry out a policy of encouraging some people to become rich first after reform and opening up started in 1978? Dose this policy contradict equity, one of the principles of socialism?
Q: It's indisputable that the policy of encouraging some regions and people to get rich first has widened the gap between rich and poor, though it is the last thing the Chinese Government wants to see. It is also reported that China's Gini Coefficient has surpassed the international alert level, which is likely to give rise to hatred of the rich by the poor. What does the Chinese Government think of this and what will be done to prevent it from further widening?
Q: Poverty is a common problem that haunts the whole world. However, China has done an impressive job in poverty alleviation. What exactly does China do to help relieve poverty? How many poor people are there still in China? What will the government do to help them escape poverty?
Q: Many say that the unemployment problem that China is facing is actually a global headache. Particularly, during its reform and opening up, China faces a dual employment pressure as enterprises cut staff and rural laborers move to cities for jobs. How will China manage this thorny problem? What will it do to keep the unemployment rate within a socially tolerable range?
Q: In 1998, as a result of intensified reform of state-owned enterprises, many workers were laid off. What measures has the government taken to help them get reemployed or to ensure them a basic standard of living?
Q: Disabled people are a disadvantaged group in society. Are the handicapped in China discriminated against by society? What measures has the government taken to safeguard their legitimate rights and help them take part in social activities as equals?
Q: We have noticed that the number of people above the age of 60 in China has exceeded 100 million, accounting for more than 10 percent of the total population. This shows that China has become an aging society. What measures has the Chinese Government taken to ensure the elderly have a pleasant life in their later years?
Q: In any country, ethnic relations can be a sensitive issue. Any carelessness in dealing with the issue may lead to ethnic conflicts. In China, apart from the Han, there are 55 ethnic minorities. What has China done to ensure a harmonious relationship among all its ethnic groups?
Q: Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the status of women has greatly improved. A saying goes, "Women can hold up half the sky." Then, what is the proportion of women deputies in the National People's Congress (NPC) and female officials in government organs? Are Chinese women's rights in political participation, employment, education, health care, marriage and family effectively protected?
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