A ten-day training has been planned for the county level Human Resources and Social Security Bureau chiefs, the largest of its kind since its inception. The first session started on April 18 in Beijing. Accordingly to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, it is expected to take three years for all 3,000 grassroots bureau chiefs to complete the training course. The purpose of the training is to improve the leadership quality of officials at the local level, as well as enhance their capability to handle social crises and to combat corruption.
Source: Xinhua, April 18, 2011