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May 2012
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

May 1, 2012

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited street cleaners and bus drivers in Beijing, and offered festival greetings to workers across the nation on May 1, 2012, International Labor Day.

May 2, 2012
China approved a five-year plan to speed up the establishment of a social security network that covers both urban and rural citizens by 2015, the State Council, China's Cabinet, said on May 2, 2012.

The government would strive to build a basically complete social security system and a relatively sound management service system by the end of its 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), according to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao.

May 2, 2012

China's top legislator called for efforts to safeguard the interests of people with disabilities in the country and ensure they enjoy the fruits of development.

Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), made the remarks in his instruction to a meeting of the NPC Standing Committee's work group for inspecting the implementation of the Law on the Protection of Disabled Persons.

Wu said that caring for and guaranteeing the rights and interests of the disabled is a sign of social progress. He ordered inspectors to check the implementation of the law and urge relevant authorities to pay close attention to work with disabled persons and solve difficulties facing the group.

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