"The Means for Paying Litigation Expenses" was implemented. It clarified how the payment is exempted, reduced or postponed. Therefore, much more people can afford their litigation fees.
Gao Qiang, minister of the Ministry of Public Health, revealed that from June 2005, when the project of "Assisting Rural Hygiene with 10 Thousand Physicians" was initiated, till now, there had been 10 thousand medical personnel from 518 hospitals in cities in mid-west China went to 592 county hospitals and 1300 grass roots hospitals, giving treatment to nearly two million patients.
Criminal judicial protection of intellectual property rights in China was further strengthened after judicial interpretation of the handling of penal cases of intellectual property rights violations was promulgated jointly by the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate for the second time. The previous one happened in Dec. 2004, which had already significantly reduced the "threshold" of criminal punishment of intellectual property rights violation.
The Austrian National Council Member Gabriel Hainis Hosek stated that China is very straightforward to its Human Rights issues. Upon invitation of China Society for Human Rights Studies, the Austrian Human Rights Delegation, led by Hosek, visited China from 2nd to 10th of April. The delegation paid visits to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the NPC, the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, the Information Office of State Council, Three Gorges Project Construction Committee Office of the State Council, and the All-China Women's Federation. The Deligation also visited some urban and rural communities in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an and had face-to-face conversations with the residents.
In 2006, the annual financial income of China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation reached 240 million yuan, 31.7% more than the year before. The Foundation has put 170 million yuan worth of fund and supply in six kinds of poverty alleviation projects covering 235 counties and 423 colleges, benefiting 533,600 people, 8.2% more than the year before.
Zhang Xiaojian, Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, stated in the National Working Conference for Comprehensive Management of Social Order that the amount of urban new jobs in 2006 exceeded 10 million for the first time. Departments of Labour and Social Security will further enlarge the employment channels to promote stability and harmony of social situation.