Leaders point the way for social change

Updated: 2016-01-07 06:55

By Li Yang(China Daily)

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When officials and think tank researchers talk about reform in China, they often mean the introduction of new economic policies.

But issues such as GDP or the amount spent on social financing are not usually topics for everyday conversation on the streets. For the public, the more important reforms are those covering other social aspects and ultimately the governance of Chinese society.

Since the new leadership was formed from 2012 to 2013, it has made a series of major efforts to promote social justice and fairness, and to bring to the public a greater sense of "earning and sharing" amid progress on reforms.

Two general tasks have been set for the next five years-China doubling its GDP level and its national income by 2020 from levels in 2010.

Efforts have also been made on social development, including attempts to tackle the income gap between rich and poor, and moves to increase public goods and services for a rapidly increasing and rapidly aging urban population.

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