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Calls for improving rural education, health care

Updated: 2011-03-04 10:11

By Zheng Jinran (

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Facilities for rural education and medical service should be improved in order to attract talents and keep them in the villages, a deputy of the National People’s Congress (NPC) suggested after his research as reported by on March 3.

Zhang Liansheng, an NPC deputy and Party chief of Xi'an community in Longyan city, East China's Fujian province, has set his sights on investment in rural areas and increasing farmers' income.

He noticed that although university graduates were encouraged to work at the grassroots level to ease employment pressure, and many of them have answered the call, few would stay in the rural areas.

Faced with that situation, he suggested that the government allocate more funds in the improvement of basic living facilities in rural areas, such as schools and clinics. He said, "What's more, if they have houses here, young couples can live together. And if they have better medical service and education facilities for their children, the talents will take root in the villages."


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