When Premier Li Keqiang delivered his government work report on March 5, many young Chinese in and outside the Great Hall of the People were paying close attention, waiting to hear things they are highly concerned about.
Tie Feiyan, a post-90s delegate to the National People’s Congress, considers the report contained a deal offered by the government with many benefits for the younger generation.
She found fresh phrases such as “maker” and “Internet Plus” written into the report for the first time.
Wang Shenglin, founder of Beijing Makerspace, believes the presence of the term “maker” helped boost development of this innovative mode which is already favored by many young people.
However, Zhang Tianyi, who runs a rice noodle store in Hunan province, cares more about what the Premier said about “encouraging mass entrepreneurship and innovation”.
He noticed that more preferential taxation policies will be applied to small- and micro-sized enterprises.
Zhang also found the report revealed a solution to an obstacle preventing some young people moving from rural areas to cities and choosing jobs they want — the current registration system.
It urged efforts to be made in implementing reform of registration and ease policy restrictions on residents’ migration.
Tie, the 23-year-old girl born in rural China, was impressed by the Premier’s words about “promoting fairness and quality of education”.
Another NPC deputy, Zhao Xuefang, also felt the gap in educational resources between urban and rural areas. Zhao is a 29-year-old college-educated village cadre in Guangdong province.
The Premier said “we should ... ensure that each and every person has the opportunity to change their life through education”, this is also a wish shared by the two young NPC deputies.