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Post time 2011-9-16 05:51:35 |Display all floors

Reply #64 saltandpepper's post

With all that said and done, credit must be given where credit is due.

The CPC had its fair share of past achievements. Today, China, with

its vast foreign reserves, has the means to do better to alleviate the

hard core poor but sadly it seems the spirit is weak. The leadership

suffers a foible of not wanting to be ridiculed by the western countries

of being backward. Thus, it allows itself to be led willingly by the nose

like a silly cow! Thus, China is becoming more westernized than

modernized. As such, the CPC is losing its core values, sadly and

truly! When a country loses its identity it starts to decay and the evils

like greed, corruption and nepotism claims the order of the day.  

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Post time 2011-9-17 11:24:27 |Display all floors

$100 billion to go to poorer West China

15:15, July 07, 2010

The central government has said it will invest more than $100 billion in 23 new infrastructure projects in the underdeveloped western regions this year to boost domestic demand.

The plan was announced on Monday after Premier Wen Jiabao said the Chinese economy is facing an "extremely complicated" situation and two purchasing manager surveys showed manufacturing activity had slowed in June.

The 682.2 billion yuan will be used to build railways, roads, airports, coal mines, nuclear power stations and power grids, the National Development and Reform Commission said on its website.

Construction will start this year to "actively expand domestic demand and promote the fast and healthy development of the western areas", the top economic planning agency said.

The areas include Northwest China's Xin Uygur autonomous region, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, and Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

The country has long sought to boost development in the poor western areas. It spent 2.2 trillion yuan on 120 major projects between 2000 and 2009, the statement said.

At a conference running from Monday to Tuesday in Beijing, President Hu Jintao said the following decade is the key period for further developing the country's vast western regions.

He said despite tremendous progress, the western regions still lag behind the eastern areas.

In 10 years, the western regions should be built into the country's bases for energy resources, resource processing, equipment manufacturing and for the country's emerging industries of strategic importance, Hu said.

Vice Premier Li Keqiang said at the meeting that turning to the vast region and market is a strategic move. It would increase domestic growth and transform the national growth mode.

Hu said that over the coming 10 years, the living standard for people in the western regions should be greatly improved and the environment better protected.

To achieve these goals, Premier Wen said favorable taxation policies would be adopted for certain enterprises in the western regions.

He said the resource tax on coal, crude oil and natural gas will be levied according to price, instead of quantity, in the western regions - a change expected to significantly increase local governments' tax revenues.

The central government will also invest more to help the western regions improve

public services, such as education, healthcare, social security and poverty

alleviation, Wen said.

Source: China Daily

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Post time 2011-9-17 11:48:25 |Display all floors

Anti-graft probe into reception spending

Updated: 2011-09-16 07:19

By Yan Jie (China Daily)

BEIJING - The anti-corruption watchdog in Hubei province says it is looking into claims that a county wasted huge amounts of public funds on receptions for provincial inspections official.

According to media reports, Zigui county run up a bill of 800,000 yuan ($125,000) while entertaining a group of eight officials from April 11 to May 9 this year. The group was allegedly also given cell phones and tablet PCs as gifts.

The public has reacted angrily to the accusations, particularly as the county is regarded

one of the poorest in China. Its annual per capita net income for rural residents was

3,497 yuan in 2010.

The matter is now under investigation, according to an official at the provincial discipline inspection commission who did not want to be identified. If inspection officials are found to have been sightseeing during work time, they will be punished, he added.

The Party committee of Zigui admitted the 800,000-yuan bill existed but insisted only a fraction was used for receptions. About 114,000 yuan went toward accommodation, food and assistance in surveying neighboring counties, the committee said in an online statement.

The rest was spent on receptions for superior officials and guests of the local government, as well as new office appliances and drinks ordering, the statement added.

Zheng Zhiwen, director of publicity for Zigui's Party committee, denied the county bought officials tablet PCs as gifts, telling People's Daily that some items on the bill, such as printers, were purchased for the Party committee's office, not the inspection officials.

A director of the provincial inspection office surnamed Xiao told China Youth Daily the inspection team's visit cost the county more than 100,000 yuan. The officials had acted in accordance with regulations, he added.

Zhou Lihua contributed to this story.

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Post time 2011-9-20 02:01:45 |Display all floors

Communist Party of China CPC>>News


08:32, March 08, 2010

Chinese leaders stress poverty reduction, urbanization, ecology

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday called for intensified and consistent efforts to reduce
poverty when he joined a panel discussion with lawmakers from southwest Guizhou Province.

He noted that the poverty relief work is an uphill journey since the country's impoverished
population mostly reside in the ecologically vulnerable areas, which are vulnerable to
natural disasters.

"We must strive to strengthen the self-development capability of poverty-stricken

areas in order to help the poor out of poverty as soon as possible and build a firm

foundation for a better-off society in an all-around way," Wen told the deputies to

the National People's Congress (NPC) who were in Beijing for their annual

full session.

In his discussion with NPC deputies from south Guangdong Province, Vice Premier Li Keqiang urged the
province to "actively and steadily" advance its urbanization.

Li also said efforts should be made to push forward the integration of economic and social development
between urban and rural areas.

Source: Xinhua

A girl's dream

Updated: 2011-09-19 10:35


Li Chengqun, 14, tells the story of her life in a shack in Ganshui town of Qi county, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Sept 18, 2011. Li has just entered a local middle school but her mother does not know this as she left the home four years ago, due to mental illness. Li's father died of illness in 2009 and she now lives with her sister, uncle and grandmother. The whole family is dependent on her uncle's farming work as her grandmother is too old and fragile to work. Li said she was very sad when her father died, but she didn't want her grandmother to hear her sorrow so at night she hid under her quilt to cry. Li helps with family chores at weekends when she comes home from school. Li said she believes she can change her fate by studying hard. "I had a dream that I can be a nurse when I grow up. If I could have removed hurt from my parents, they would not leave me then," Li said. [Photo/Xinhua]

Li prepares dinner in her shack in Ganshui town of Qi county, Chongqing municipality on Sept 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Li does homework on a stool as there is no desk at her home in Ganshui town of Qi county, Chongqing municipality on Sept 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Li combs her grandmother's hair in Ganshui town of Qi county, Chongqing municipality on Sept 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Li prepares dinner in her shack in Ganshui town of Qi county, Chongqing mMunicipality on Sept 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Li in her shack in Ganshui town of Qi county, Chongqing municipality on Sept 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Post time 2011-9-20 16:46:13 |Display all floors

Communist Party of China CPC>>News         

08:26, September 05, 2011


Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said here Sunday that the Communist Party of

China (CPC) will spare no pains to ensure all Chinese people share in the fruits

of China's social and economic development.

The CPC will make every effort to promote the equal access to basic public services

and ensure that the development is for the people, by the people and its benefit

should be shared by the people, he said.

Motorbike volunteers bring help to kids in need

Updated: 2011-09-20 11:41


A team of motorcyclists prepare to set off to visit poor families in Ganshui town, Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, Sept 18, 2011. The team was launched by local teachers in February to visit students from poor families and seek help for them. More than 70 volunteers have joined the team and a total of 100,000 yuan ($15,652) has been raised for 75 students in need. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man (C) weeps while talking about his family circumstances with a volunteer, in Ganshui town Sept 18, 2011. The man has lost his wife and the family has a debt of more than 70,000 yuan ($10,957). [Photo/Xinhua]

Two volunteers (1st L, 2nd L) visit a 7-year-old girl’s family in Ganshui town, Sept 18, 2011. The girl is being raised by her grandmother as her father left home when she was one and her mother has remarried. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two volunteers visit a girl in Ganshui town, Sept 18, 2011. The girl, 14, lives her grandmother as her father died when she was young and her mother left home. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two volunteers make their way to visit a family in need in Xinlu village, Sept 18, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Post time 2011-9-21 04:26:40 |Display all floors

Too many officials perch above the people

By Wang Yong  |   2011-9-20  |      NEWSPAPER EDITION/SHANGHAI DAILY

TO serve renmin (the people), or renminbi (the Chinese people's currency),

that's the question.

But that should not be a question at all. Chairman Mao Zedong said long ago: Serve renmin. But only a couple of decades ago the question arose when many officials found themselves having to serve GDP instead.

In Mao's time, officials were sent to the countryside to be re-educated by poor farmers, and city doctors had to go barefoot to provide door-to-door service for the humble villagers.

Now officials hide in walled offices and doctors charge exorbitant fees - not everyone acts this way, but to say "most" is no exaggeration.

So alienated from the people are many of those in power that a high-level Communist Party official recently found it necessary to reaffirm the Party tradition: Go down and be one with the masses, treat the people as mentors.

Last Friday, Xinhua news agency quoted Li Yuanchao, head of the Party's Organization Department, as saying that officials must not perch above the public.

Xinhua dubbed those officials perching above the public as "three-gate cadres." Their life has been defined as and confined to a walk from the family gate to the school gate and ultimately to the administrative gate. Seldom have they exposed themselves to life at the grassroots.

"How can they serve the people now that they know nothing about the people?" Xinhua wrote. "Indeed, contempt for the people runs deep in the blood of some officials."

The Xinhua article partly explains why the voices of the powerless have often fallen upon the deaf ears of those officials who are no more than the puppets of various power groups - from real estate developers to car manufacturers to oil companies.

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Post time 2011-9-22 06:43:12 |Display all floors

After looking at all these many photos in the column, I can't help but to think

aloud that all these cannot be happening in a country which has become

the 2nd. largest economy in the world and has a pocket as deep as it

can hold in it more than over US$ three trillions in it! Where is the

CPC and its many promises to the people, especially like those in

the photos? My feelings are a mixture of sadness, disappointment

and anger, especially after I have watched the CPC series featuring: .....

The 8th Route Army, (八路军)

The Liberation (解放)    and

The Oriental (东方) over CCTV4.

It has all become a very bad joke indeed and the sacrifices have all

become in vain together with all the empty promises !

School thrives after teacher returns

Updated: 2011-09-21 14:32


Liu Rongzhi, a 58-year-old teacher at a private primary school in Daping village, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, teaches a lesson to his students, Sept 20, 2011. Liu started working at the school as a teacher in 1975 before moving on to find other work in 1982. The school went without a teacher during this time, until, in 1992, Liu re-founded the school because students had been forced to study at remote schools or drop out. The school now has 61 students and three grades. [Photo/Xinhua]

Liu Rongzhi, a teacher of a private primary school in Daping village, teaches his students, Sept 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Liu Rongzhi watches his students play rope skipping at his school in Daping village, Sept 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Liu Rongzhi calls his students back to class at his school in Daping village, Sept 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Liu Rongzhi marks his students’ homework, Sept 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Liu Rongzhi escorts his students on their way home over difficult sections in the road, Sept 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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