China will strengthen legislation in the social field to guarantee and improve the people's livelihood, says a white paper issued Thursday by the Chinese government.
China will gradually improve the legal institutions concerning employment, labor protection, social security, social assistance, social welfare, income distribution, education, medical care, housing and social organizations, says the white paper on the Socialist System of Laws with Chinese Characteristics released by the State Council Information Office.
The country will "always put people first," constantly explore an innovative social management mechanism, and push forward the development of social undertakings, it says.
In addition, China will also strengthen legislation in the fields of culture, science and technology, and environment, according to the white paper.
It says China will improve the legal institutions which support public cultural undertakings, develop the culture industry, encourage cultural and scientific innovation, and protect intellectual property rights, so as to realize cultural prosperity and build an innovation-oriented country.
The country also plans to strengthen laws on energy saving and eco-environmental protection, says the white paper.
Besides improving laws, China will attach more importance to their implementation, working mechanism and supporting regulations, according to the white paper.