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Tragedies call for new ways to fight poverty                        


Global Times | 2012-11-22 0:25:08
By Global Times


The death of five children in a garbage container in Bijie, Guizhou Province has become the focus of public opinion. It is the first case of livelihood problems that has attracted extensive attention since the 18th Party congress. Eight local officials were punished because of the tragedy. Debate on whether the punishment is appropriate mirrors the divergence in public opinion over sensitive issues.

The consolidation of China's political process doesn't necessarily guarantee a prosperous livelihood for all. Various issues or scandals will continue to occur. Just yesterday, the media exposed how 38 households were squeezed into a 100-square meter apartment for rent in Beijing.

Enhancing the aid to the poorest is the main task of China's civil affairs departments. The anger over livelihood issues generates the most vigorous public debates. Those grass-roots stories are more appealing than political debates over the national path.

China has to overcome a series of difficult problems. It has relatively abundant resources and means for poverty assistance. It's impossible to totally eliminate poverty, but achievements in poverty alleviation are measurable. Improvements to the lives of the poorest could be greatly inspiring for all of society.

China's achievements in reducing poverty have been highly spoken of by the UN. But this cannot offset the poverty problems in media reports. The public is putting higher expectations on the country, it seems that at any time government efforts are considered inadequate to fulfill these expectations.

Extreme cases that affect people's livelihoods can easily provoke public outrage, which not only focuses on the issue itself, but also on institutional loopholes. Extreme cases and scandals can exacerbate  public dissatisfaction.  The authorities cannot appease this dissatisfaction, nor can they dominate the direction of public opinion.

The exposure of scandals should promote the progress of the country rather than stirring up more suspicions of the national system. The government should devote more to improving livelihoods. It should mobilize all of society to alleviate poverty. The concern that the participation of some non-governmental forces in charity may exert political influence is not necessary. The last thing the government has to control is charity.

The dominance of the government in terms of charity and civil affairs in recent years has made the public believe the government has taken on the full responsibility for poverty alleviation. But the solution to the problem cannot solely rely on the government.

The livelihood cases exposed by the media are all national tragedies. They provide a driving force from the grass roots to solve these problems. But if public opinion only focuses on criticizing the national system, there will be more confusion rather than reflection.

Increasing efforts to help the poorest is the only choice of the administration. As poverty alleviation has become an explosive issue for the public, the interaction between the public and officials should be enhanced. Public opinion cannot be neglected.







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Wandering children in 1995
Those photos were taken almost 17 years ago. If those children were alive today, they are adults now. Would anyone be interested to know what have become of them and their whereabouts. Surely the authorities concerned should have some reords or reports of those children. They may be street children, but they are human beings. May be the out-going PM would like to know, as a measure to his performances and successes in his effort of alleviating poverty in the country during his ten-year tenure as the PM of China which is coming to an end soon. Or nobody couldn't care less about them?
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Fairness in education        

Updated: 2012-11-14 08:17( China Daily)


To vigorously promote fairness in education, Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said in his report to the 18th National Congress that educational resources will focus on rural and remote areas, poor families and non-Han ethnic groups.



Hu said that efforts will also be made to promote equal education for the children of migrant workers and to increase financial aid to poverty-stricken families for their children's education.

The central government has been making efforts in this direction over the past decade. But what has been done is far from enough to bridge the gap between the quality of education in urban and rural areas. That is why Hu's report particularly mentioned the shift in focus to the underdeveloped and disadvantaged areas.

Despite the free nine-year compulsory education for all rural students, there is still a long way to go before students in rural areas will be able to receive education of a similar quality to that enjoyed by their urban counterparts.

The teaching facilities and incomes of teachers in rural areas, poverty-stricken areas in particular, leave a lot to be desired compared with their urban counterparts.

Rural students who receive free university education are required to return to teach in rural schools for a certain period of time before they leave for other jobs, but preferential policies are needed to encourage good teachers to teach in rural areas and financial aid is needed to improve the physical condition of students.

What is even more important is the awareness of local government leaders. It would not be that difficult, for instance, for children of migrant workers to receive the same education as their urban counterparts if a local government was willing to provide the resources.

Fairness in education is not just related to the fate of individuals, it is also the basic guarantee for the country's future. Only by providing equal access to educational resources to as many children as possible will the largest number of talents be cultivated.

This response to the growing calls for greater educational equality will hopefully expedite the process of bridging the education gaps and promote equality in education.





Shao Jun and his three class members in Dongshan Primary School in Sanbing county, Chaohu city, in East China’s Anhui province on Sep 7, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]




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Xi will have said the same anyway.

Do what you got to do- that's serve the people, the state, the nation and the world as a whole.

And ignore what the West say.

[ Western media, like Western government and politicians as a whole are nothing more than actors/actresses that are put
up-front and  directors/producers are who stay behind the curtain and mastermind are power elite wealthy establishment,
aka, 1% of those globe masters that control and make the world dance according to their tune for centuries, now and then].


'History is written by the winners and liers'~[Napoleon Bonaparte]

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Full hospitals ordered to take patients
Global Times | 2012-12-26 0:54:05
By Yin Yeping


Patients’ families sit at the emergency room of Fuwai Hospital in Xicheng district Tuesday night. Photo: Li Hao/GT


A new regulation will compel Beijing's overwhelmed large hospitals to accept emergency patients to fix the deadly problem of people being turned away because there are no free beds.

But experts said Tuesday that the proposed rules will be of little use because they do not address the fundamental problems the hospitals face: they are flooded by people from around the country seeking the best care available, and elderly people with chronic conditions are using the top hospitals for long-term care.Li Zi, an editor at the People's Health News, told the Global Times that her father died in September of a cerebral hemorrhage because of the shortage of beds.

"My father was in a small hospital but then moved to the larger Xuanwu Hospital, where the medical facilities for treating his illness are better," she said. "Yet when the ambulance took him there, we were told that the hospital had run out of beds."

After six hours of waiting, her father died, she said, adding a lack of beds was no excuse for not offering her father treatment.

Under the new regulation from the Beijing Health Bureau, hospitals that turn people away from their emergency rooms will have their quality rating lowered, a blow to their prestige.Ma Yanming, the media officer of the Beijing Health Bureau, warned the bed shortage cannot be solved until patients stop overwhelming top hospitals."Many patients believe that they could get the best treatment at first-class or large hospitals, which results in these hospitals always being fully occupied while the small ones are empty," he said. "This thought needs to be changed first."Wang Shan, the president of the Peking University People's Hospital, which has a "first-class" rating, said people from across the country are flooding the hospital because of its top doctors.

"Patients with all kinds of illness are coming to us for treatment, therefore leading to the great shortages of hospital beds," he said.Wang said that the proposed policy has a good aim, but adds that hospitals can't just kick out patients to make space in emergency rooms. "Every patient is equal to us and we could not force patients to move out from hospitals and leave the beds to those with emergency needs," he said.Complicating matters, he noted that some patients use the hospital as a nursing home and stay for a long period, another cause of the bed shortages.This point was echoed by Hu Xiaohua, a nurse at the People's Liberation Army Second Artillery Forces General Hospital, who said that the main occupants of the beds are elder patients with chronic diseases.The new regulation does nothing to make smaller hospitals, with their inferior doctors and infrastructure, more attractive to patients.Zhou Zijun, a professor with the School of Public Health of Peking University, suggests that the government should allow large hospitals to annex small hospitals and assign top doctors to spend time at them to tackle this problem.Zhou also noted that retirees from government departments, who may receive free medical care, are one reason why the occupation rate of top hospitals' beds by elderly people is so high.

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The future of the lasting peace on earth is the well connected RICH should feed the poor.

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