If subsidies continue to grow exponentially, the government may be forced to reallocate funds or resources from other economic activities or turn to borrowing funds.
Regional development policies based on an integrated planning approach should aim to curtail the negative consequences of urban agglomeration and uneven growth.
The government should strengthen support steps to deal with shock from higher utility bills.
A shrinking workforce amid a rapidly ageing population will call for radical policy reforms that will only get harder.
The paper says the government must investigate the grave allegations of power abuse raised in the Human Rights Watch report.
Without legal safeguards, putting in place such surveillance systems aimed at suspected anti-state activities carries serious risks of innocent victims being harassed.
The writer says formulating a national policy on the training of primary school teachers, with the consultation of all concerned, is essential.
The paper says more time and preparation is needed to launch a new graduate school system for teachers.
On Tuesday, China announced its first population decline in decades. What kind of far-fetching impact will it have on China's economic and social development?
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