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Healthcare, food safety top issues in Shanghai

Updated: 2013-11-19 20:35
By WANG HONGYI in Shanghai (

A recent survey showed that healthcare, food safety and housing prices are the livelihood issues that Shanghai residents are most concerned, following the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee, which closed last week.

The survey was conducted by the public opinion research center of Fudan University. It polled 320 residents aged above 18 from 17 districts in the city.

More than 40 percent of respondents said they paid close attention to the plenary session. About 66 percent got access to the information about the plenum through the Internet, surpassing TV.

Among the reform issues, residents were most concerned about economic vitality, accounting for 48 percent. Fairness and justice came in second at 46 percent, with the Party’s governance capability ranking third at 40 percent.

In addition to healthcare, food safety and housing prices, social insurance, commodity prices and education also received widespread attention from residents.

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