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Gov't strives to improve social security for migrant workers
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China's 210 million migrant workers living in urban centers are expected to enjoy greater social security services as the country will do more in these areas.

The country will ensure migrant workers get paid in full and on time, extend social security coverage to more of them and work out a suitable pension insurance system.

Such points were stated in the government work report Premier Wen Jiabao delivered at the opening of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress, the country's top legislature.

Steps will also be taken to ensure children of migrant workers in cities enjoy the same access to compulsory education as others.

"What the premier said is just what we want," said Hu Xiaoyan, a migrant worker lawmaker attending the annual session.

A native of the southwestern Sichuan Province, Hu has been working in a building ceramics company in Foshan City, Guangdong Province, for five years.

Worrying about the high tuition fees in cities, Hu said she left behind her twin girls at home. They are studying at the primary school in her hometown village.

"What parent wouldn't want to take their children with them? But the reality is we cannot afford their schooling in cities."

Hu's dream of having her girls schooled in her current working place may come true in future.

Social security services, such as health care and old-age insurance, which are still problems for migrant workers, will also be offered.

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