Healthcare, food safety top issues in Shanghai

PHOTO: Healthcare, food safety top issues in Shanghai

SHANGHAI - A recent survey showed that healthcare, food safety and housing prices are the livelihood issues that Shanghai residents are most concerned, following the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee, which closed last week.

The survey was conducted by the public opinion research centre of Fudan University. It polled 320 residents aged above 18 from 17 districts in the city.

More than 40 per cent of respondents said they paid close attention to the plenary session. About 66 per cent got access to the information about the plenum through the Internet, surpassing TV.

Among the reform issues, residents were most concerned about economic vitality, accounting for 48 per cent. Fairness and justice came in second at 46 per cent, with the Party's governance capability ranking third at 40 per cent.

In addition to healthcare, food safety and housing prices, social insurance, commodity prices and education also received widespread attention from residents.