China Daily (Hong Kong) - - POLICY REVIEW -

Vice Min­is­ter of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Xu Nan­ping re­cently re­sponded to the newly re­leased con­struc­tion plan for in­no­va­tion demon­stra­tion ar­eas in China, part of the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment. Ac­cord­ing to Xu, 10 na­tional in­no­va­tion demon­stra­tion ar­eas are ex­pected to be con­structed dur­ing the 13th FiveYear Plan pe­riod (2016-20), and the ar­eas are ex­pected to ex­plore the new mech­a­nism for the in­te­gra­tion of tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion and so­cial de­vel­op­ment.

Med­i­cal ser­vice

The Min­istry of Hu­man Re­source and So­cial Se­cu­rity has made progress in build­ing a na­tional net­work of ba­sic med­i­cal in­sur­ance cov­er­ing ci­ti­zens who are hos­pi­tal­ized away from their place of res­i­dence. Ac­cord­ing to the min­istry, the na­tional net­work of ba­sic med­i­cal in­sur­ance will be com­plete by the end of the year. Work will then be­gin on di­rect set­tle­ment of re­tirees’ in­pa­tient costs in non-res­i­den­tial places and is ex­pected to be grad­u­ally achieved over the fol­low­ing years.

Rule for lost train tick­ets

A new train ticket loss-re­port­ing rule will take ef­fect on Jan 1. Ac­cord­ing to the new rule, if pas­sen­gers lose their train tick­ets be­fore they get on the train, they can re­port the loss at any time be­fore ticket sales cease. Pas­sen­gers that lose their train tick­ets should pro­vide rel­e­vant ticket pur­chas­ing in­for­ma­tion and valid iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments. If pas­sen­gers lose their train tick­ets on the train or be­fore they leave the sta­tion, they should re­port the loss to a con­duc­tor or sta­tion .


num­ber of na­tional in­no­va­tion demon­stra­tion ar­eas ex­pected to be con­structed dur­ing the 13th Five-Year Plan pe­riod (2016-20).

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