The Chinese government has announced guidelines to boost the development of the home services industry across the country. It's a move aimed at adjusting China's economic structure.
Premier Wen Jiabao stressed the importance of the industry in a statement at the sidelines of an executive meeting of the State Council. The government will prioritize the development of housekeeping, community services, senior citizen care, and home care for the sick to meet the basic needs of families. Businesses are encouraged to invest in the industry.
The statement also vowed to safeguard consumer rights, and the service providers' right to a reasonable salary.