Friday, November 18, 2005

Greater Care for the Needy

Top government officials today called for "local governments at all levels to intensify efforts to assist urban and rural poor people across the country, saying it concerns social stability and economic and social development. Policies and measures should be improved to help the poor and difficult groups, and those who have been affected by natural disasters should be assured to have housing to stay, clothes to wear and meals to eat" [...]

That seems to contradict what has appeared in recent headlines, doesn't it? But it sounds good...except the government that is making this call, is the government of China.