Minister of Civil Affairs Li Liguo and two vice-ministers answered questions on heated issues at a news conference on Wednesday. The following are digests of the measures to be taken by the government. incentives in financing, land utilization, tax deduction and exemption, and professional training. The government sticks to the rule of law. The government will encourage social organizations’ participation in social governance and facilitate the prevention or resolution of social conflicts at an early stage. The government will solicit opinions from the public before making decisions. More than 98 percent of villages held direct elections at the end of 2012. Bribery and other malpractices in village committee elections were uncommon. The government will make more efforts to perfect election procedures and regulations to make grassroots elections more transparent and fairer. The Ministry of Civil Affairs will try to place children in plight plight refers to those who have lost one parent and the other wants to give up custody, and children whose parents have divorced after one parent was imprisoned and the other wants to give up custody.