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  • China human rights situation improved amid global downturn
  • A Chinese official has said that the government's economic stimulus policies and measures aimed at solving livelihood issues amid the global economic downturn have helped secure people's human rights. Wang Chen, director of the Information Office of the State Council, made the remarks at the Second Beijing Forum on Human Rights concluded Tuesday. Offsetting the impact of the international financial crisis with a four-trillion yuan (588 U.S. dollars) stimulus package, the government has made intensive efforts to ensure and improve employment, health care, education and social security for the people, Wand said. China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 8.9 percent year on year in the third quarter of this year. Jiang Guangping with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions said that trade unions have raised 800 ...
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