1st LD Writethru: Chinese Premier calls for efforts to stabilize employment and protect livelihoods

BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for greater efforts to accelerate economic recovery to shore up market entities, ensure job stability and protect livelihoods. subsistence of the population.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection tour of two state organs on Monday.

During a visit to a technical guidance center for employment training of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Li urged efforts to further catalyze entrepreneurship and innovation and to provide equal support to market entities of all types, including those in the private sector and self-employed. – employees.

Vocational training should adapt to market demand, Li said, stressing the importance of maximizing the country’s advantages in human resources.

After hearing a report on the current employment situation in the country, Li said stable employment is a vital sign that the economy is operating in an appropriate range. The Chinese economy has made progress in its recovery, but the fundamentals for the recovery are not yet strong enough and the task of stabilizing employment remains daunting.

Noting that development is key to solving all the problems facing the country, Li said boosting employment by supporting market entities is of great importance in efforts to stabilize the economy. ‘economy.

Li stressed continuing to implement all policies to get the economy back on track as soon as possible.

Efforts should be made to increase market-based employment opportunities, improve career guidance services for university graduates and expand employment for migrant workers as a form of social assistance, Mr. Li.

During his visit to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Prime Minister received information on the low-income population and the implementation of social assistance policies. He called for efforts to coordinate welfare policies with employment policies and to encourage people to work hard for a better life.

Li said the current resurgence of COVID-19 and natural disasters have triggered an increase in the number of people facing hardship. He stressed the urgency of integrating those in need into social assistance systems, expanding the scale of social assistance and relief, and preventing China’s once impoverished people from falling back into poverty. In large numbers.

Efforts should also be made to ensure that pensions are paid in full and on time, and the government’s work on compulsory education, basic health care and housing should be done well, Li said.

Governments at all levels should practice fiscal frugality and shoulder their responsibilities in safeguarding people’s basic livelihoods, Li added.

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