Improvement of social security system urged
Updated: 2006-09-24 10:17
Chinese Vice Premier Huang Ju called for more efforts in improving social
security system with Chinese characteristics and setting up long-term mechanism
of social security Saturday.
Chinese Vice Premier Huang Ju called for more
efforts in improving social security system with Chinese characteristics
and setting up long-term mechanism of social security Saturday when
addressing the opening of the first annual meeting of China Social
Security Forum. [China News Service]
These efforts should be based on the basic national situation and economic
and social development reality, Huang said in a speech at the opening of the
first annual meeting of China Social Security Forum.
Huang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the
Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said that the Chinese
government attaches great importance to the establishment of the social security
system and regards it as the backbone of the socialist market economy.
Huang urged that efforts in improving the social security system must adhere
to the principle of coordinating planning for urban and rural areas.
The country needs a social security system that fits the rural economy and
society, Huang said.
He also said the system should cover the problems of work-related injuries,
medical insurance and endowment insurance of migrant workers and farmers whose
land has been required.
Huang also called for a bigger role of social security in adjusting income
allocation, which will allow low-income citizens to enjoy the fruit of economic
development and pave the road for further national economic