On May 22nd, 2020, the Third Session of the 13th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China was held in the Great Hall of the People. Mr. Li Keqiang, the premier of the state Council, reviewed work in 2019 and the first few months of 2020, and put forward the main targets for development and the overall plan for the next stage of work. Here let’s focus on a few keynotes concerning the education and master the direction of policies right away.
► Advancing the reform and development of social programs to safeguard and improve living standards
♦ We will develop more equitable and higher-quality education.
♦ We will see that teaching in primary and secondary schools and entrance examinations for senior high school and university are well-organized.
♦ We will strengthen the development of boarding schools in townships and towns and schools in county seats, provide quality special needs education and continuing education, support private schools and keep them well-regulated, and help private kindergartens overcome difficulties.
♦ We will step up efforts to develop world-class universities and world-class disciplines.
♦ We will expand the enrollment of students from rural and poor areas at colleges and universities.
♦ We will improve the mix of spending, making educational resources accessible to all our families and children and enabling them to embrace a brighter future
► Forcefully implementing macro policies to keep businesses and employment stable
♦ We will increase employment support for key sectors and key groups. With 8.74 million college students graduating this year, we need to encourage market-based employment and ensure that colleges and the governments of localities where they are located provide employment services to these students on an ongoing basis.
♦ We will finance skills training to stabilize employment. This year and next, more than 35 million vocational skills training opportunities will be provided, and enrollment in vocational colleges will grow by two million. This will help more people improve their skills and secure jobs.