Highlights of Wen's government work report

Updated: 2013-03-05 09:25


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Highlights of Wen's government work report

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivers the government work report to the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 5, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

What to do this year

-- This year, basic pensions for enterprise retirees should be raised by 10 percent, and subsistence allowances for urban and rural residents and subsidies for entitled groups should also be further raised.

-- The country will conduct a pilot project to insure against childhood leukemia and 19 other serious diseases.

-- This year, annual government subsidies for the new rural cooperative medical care system and basic medical insurance for non-working urban residents should be raised from 240 yuan to 280 yuan per person respectively.

-- The per person payment standard for basic public health services should be increased from 25 yuan to 30 yuan.

-- This year the country will complete 4.7 million government-subsidized urban housing units, start construction of another 6.3 million units and continue to renew dilapidated rural houses.