China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION -

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.

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