Feb. 2009
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Feb. 1
The central government issued first document in 2009 that China would expand domestic demand and implement proactive fiscal policies. Issues about agriculture, village and farmers were highlighted. 
Feb. 1

Mr. Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, emphasized openness in law enforcement process and prevention of corruption in his article published in a magazine,

Feb. 4

Health Department issued a communiqué on Feb. 4, 2009, that all departments in public hospitals at all levels were banned from connecting staffs' earning with economic incomes of departments.

Feb. 5

Millions of migrant workers from rural areas in China are expected to enjoy their golden years with pensions, like the urbanites do, as the country's top social security authority has planned to help them systematically gain access to the service. A document released Feb. 5, 2009 by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security to solicit public opinions said migrant workers could move their pension accounts from one place to another when they move, a practice that is currently banned for lack of proper regulations.
Feb. 5

China's government is working to improve social welfare for the elderly, as the country starts to feel the pressure from its huge elderly population, according to Vice Premier Hui Liangyu. Hui told a national conference Feb. 5, 2009 the government would expand the basic old-age pension in urban areas and improve the pension system in rural areas. Efforts will also be made to improve welfare for the aged, including basic health care insurance and minimum living allowances, said Hui, also head of the China National Committee on Aging (CNCA).


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