II. The Yearbook could reflect basic characteristics of statistics from different departments, although information from each department contained in this yearbook is different, and so is the length of time series of data, due to varying statistical statuses of each department.
III. The Yearbook also includes, in the form of annex, some statistical communiqu¨¦s and important survey reports reflecting the development of related departments. This is a necessary supplement to social statistical data. In addition, explanatory notes on main statistical indicators are provided at the end of the Yearbook.
IV. Data and materials contained in the Yearbook are sourced from the following departments: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, General Administration of Press and Publication, the State Archives Administration, General Administration of Sports, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Civil Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, Supreme People¡¯s Procuratorate, Supreme People¡¯s Court, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, the United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee, All-China Federation of Trade Unions, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, All-China Women's Federation, China Disabled Persons¡¯ Federation, etc.
V. Notations used in the yearbook: (blank space) indicates that data are unknown or are not available; ¡°#¡± indicates a major breakdown of the total.
Our deep appreciation goes to many
departments which provided supports in compiling this Yearbook. It is inevitable
that there might be some mistakes in the book because of wide coverage and
large workload involved in collecting and compiling social statistics. Suggestions
from readers are welcome so as to improve the quality of this publication in
Department of Social, Science and Technology Statistics
National Bureau of Statistics of China