April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

May 1, 2010

Premier Wen Jiabao held a meeting on May 1, 2010 to discuss reconstruction work in the quake-hit Yushu, in northwest China's Qinghai province. He stressed that looking after local residents was his main priority, and said the government was doing its utmost on relief and reconstruction work.

Wen acknowledged the achievements and hard work being done by relief workers in the Yushu County. At the meeting, he said the focus of the next period would be reconstruction and future development planning. He said the standard of living in the quake-hit Yushu would eventually return to normal and even be better than before.

May 5, 2010

A meeting of the State Council, or China's Cabinet, approved the final version of the Medium and Long-term National Educational Reform and Development Plan (2010-2020) on May 5, 2010, according to a statement issued by the State Council.

The approved education reform plan for next decade promised to prioritize the development of education while ensuring fairness in the system.

The development of education ranging from pre-school education to vocational education in rural areas would be a priority in the country's overall development programs, according to the plan.

Government investment would increase steadily to support the education sector, with the ratio of government's education expenditure in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) to be 4 percent by 2012, according to the meeting presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao.


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