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Mar. 2012
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org
March 1, 2012
 
Since March 1st, a batch of rules and regulations, related to radioactive waste management, lottery management, community correction, the real-name train ticket refund and others, have come into effect. Among them, the rule and regulation of train ticket refund and lottery management will directly influence daily life of common people.
 
March 3, 2012
 
The Fifth Session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened.
 
March 5, 2012
 
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivered a government work report during the opening meeting of the Fifth Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2012.
 
MAJOR TARGETS FOR 2012
-- GDP will grow by 7.5 percent.
-- Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase will be kept around 4 percent.
 
AGRICULTURE
-- Efforts will be made to increase farmers' income, support agricultural technology development, develop rural infrastructure and protect farm land.
 
ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING
-- To accelerate the transformation of the economic development pattern and carry out strategic adjustment of the economic structure is both a long-term and most pressing task at present.
 
PEOPLE'S WELLBEING
-- China will make every effort to increase employment and the government must continue to follow the strategy of giving top priority to employment.
-- By the end of the year, the country will have achieved full coverage of the new old-age pension system for rural residents and the old-age pension system for non-working urban residents.
-- The government will raise subsidies for medical insurance for non-working urban residents and the new type of rural cooperative medical care system to 240 yuan per person per year.
-- It will continue to keep the birthrate low and redress gender imbalance.
-- It will continue to develop low-income housing, and basically complete 5 million units and start construction on over 7 million units. 
 
March 8, 2012
 
China's legislature underlined the principle of "respecting and safeguarding human rights" by explicitly writing it into a draft amendment to the nation's Criminal Procedure Law. The draft was submitted on March 8, 2012 to the ongoing 5th session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) for third reading.

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