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[March 12th, 2012] Voices & Votes – People's livelihood and social justice

03-12-2012 21:49 BJT Special Report: 2012 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

Host: Yang Rui

Guest speakers:

- Dr. James Ho, the Chairman and CEO of the Beijing Lawke Health Laboratory

- David Rutstein, the Vice President for Medical Affairs at the United Family Healthcare System

- Professor Karen Anderson, Associate Professor of Political Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen.

- Professor Zhang Linxiu, the Deputy Director of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

- Doctor Wang Dan, Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong

- Mo Tianquan, the CEO of

- Professor Tan Khee Giap, from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore

Part 1: China´s central bank holds press conference

The central bank held a press conference this morning regarding monetary policy and financial reform. Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan and 3 other deputy governors were on hand to answer questions from media.<Full coverage>

Part 2: China's medical reform

The State Council is soon to issue a five-year action plan. It’s the next step for China’s ongoing healthcare reform. It aims at setting up an affordable and universal medical care system. Vice Health Minister, Zhang Mao, revealed this on the sidelines of the CPPCC annual session.

China improves hospital care 

Part 3: Education in rural China

One major aspect of China’s education reform is to improve equality. Rural schools are at the center of this endeavor. Poverty, harsh natural conditions, and limited resources are the main reasons for this. So it’s especially important to make sure they don’t lose what they have before getting all they need.

Rural schools struggle to keep teachers

Part 4: Housing for China's low-income earners

Home is the harbor for our tired bodies after a day’s hard work. Home is also the haven for our lonely souls especially for those who are working along in a foreign city. Constructing indemnificatory apartments not only benefits people with low incomes, but also benefits neighborhoods in ways such as boosting local economy, creating more job opportunities and stimulating consumption. 

Government's affordable housing benefits the poor

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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