A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official has called on
rural local governments to improve basic infrastructure and welfare
to maintain social stability.
"In rural areas, governments need to solve problems such as road
construction, drinking water, healthcare and education while trying
to increase incomes," said Luo Gan, the top CPC law and order
official, during a tour of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
"In urban areas, the government should pay more attention to
low-wage earners and focus on issues like the reemployment of
laid-off workers, social welfare and medical insurance," he
He urged law enforcement officers to remember they worked for
the people, saying law enforcement bodies needed to establish an
effective supervisory system to prevent abuse of power and maintain
"Only when people live better lives can the country enjoy
sustainable economic development and a stable and harmonious social
environment," said Luo, a member of the Standing Committee of the
Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC.
Luo toured companies, schools and law enforcement agencies in
the province from April 14-15.
(Xinhua News Agency April 17, 2007)