Advisors contribute proposals for rural, cultural development

Updated: 2007-03-11 11:26

Chinese political advisors attending their annual session here in Beijing on Sunday proposed the government make efforts to improve medical service and economic development in rural areas, guarantee subsidies to needy people and speed up protection of natural and historic heritage.

The government should resolve problems that the public care most and are directly linked to their interests, especially those concerning the most needy people in most underdeveloped areas, said Dou Ruihua at the third plenary meeting of the annual session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top advisory body.

Yan Hongchen, a CPPCC National Committee member from the Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party, a non-Communist party, urged the government to train more medical practitioners for medical services in rural areas.

Wang Jianlun, who delivered a speech representing the Social and Legal Affairs Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, suggested the government work out a unified policy to offer handicapped rural residents regular subsidies.

Wan Gang, a CPPCC National Committee member from the non- Communist China Public Interest Party, said in his speech at the meeting that industrial sectors should support the development of agriculture and cities should help rural areas to form a healthy interactive development mechanism.

Liu Feng, also a CPPCC member, said that a unified system shall be established to coordinate areas along the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in its protection and world heritage application work.

CPPCC member Jin Man called for expanded cultural exchanges and trade with other countries to further promote the spread of the Chinese culture in the world.

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