Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said the government will continue to work hard to promote social justice during his last year in office. He said the government has done a lot of work over the past nine years for the social equity and justice.
On the legal front, the government has incorporated the requirement on respecting and safeguarding human rights into the Chinese Constitution. The government has also formulated the Property Law to protect the legal property rights of the people, amended the Election Law to ensure equal rights of election of urban and rural residents, and abolished the regulations that restrict the freedom of mobility of rural residents into the cities.
In rural areas, the government has abolished the agricultural taxes so as to ease the burdens on Chinese farmers.
The government also put in place a social security system that includes old-age pension, unemployment insurance and health care program. The health care program has already covered 1.3 billion people.