Family planning and environmental protection are China’s basic state policies and vital to improving the quality of people’s lives. We should concentrate our efforts on the management of family planning and related services in rural areas and among the floating population so as to control population growth. We should improve prenatal and postnatal care and foster physical fitness among the population.
We must tighten control over and protection of arable land, water, forests, grasslands, and mineral, sea and biological resources. We should institute a system of paid use of natural resources to ensure economical and rational uses. We should strictly deal with and control pollution and speed up pollution treatment in major regions and river valley. We should publish standards for monitoring environmental quality in large cities.
A country with a large population, relative insufficiency of natural resources and an expanding economy, China suffers an increasingly significant disparity between economic development on the one hand and natural resources and the environment on the other. It poses problems if we continue to maintain a merely quantitative and crude mode of development in our economic growth. We, therefore, must correctly handle the relationships between economic development on the one hand, and population growth, natural resources consumption and the environmental protection on the other. We should exploit our natural resources more rationally and make use of them in an integrated manner. We should do our best to protect and improve our ecological environment, so as to ensure that our economic development will not only meet the current needs of this generation, but benefit future generations.
1.The decision to live in big cities reflects the desire of young Chinese to integrate themselves into the mainstream culture and to keep up with the times.
2. The use of Renminbi in international trade is likely to take off first in Asia and then between China and other developing countries.
3. Ensuring the safety of products is essential for the growth of an innovative society, for consumers will not buy what they fear.
4. If taxes on commerce are too high, they may reduce the volume of trade and hence the amount.
5. The Oscars are not the ultimate and final recognition for every film made in the world; it is just a film award ceremony.
6. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and a few to be chewed and digested.
7. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement and in the thrill of creative efforts.
8. There is enough space in the world for the development of both India and China and indeed enough areas for the two nations to cooperate.
9. Laid-off workers are much less likely to be rehired by their former employers and have to find new jobs or turn to self-employment.
10. Technological innovation is an important driving force behind the economic and social development.