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Apr.4,2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday morning attended a tree planting activity and called for multi-generation efforts from people of all ethnic groups to protect forest resources.

Apr.4,2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for full efforts to overcome difficulties in the country's medical reform, underlining a special focus on public hospitals at the county level.

Apr.9,2014

Chinese authorities unveiled a package of healthcare measures on Wednesday, which consist of relaxing price controls covering non-public hospital services and encouraging the private sector to build health institutions.

The measures were jointly announced in a circular by the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

Apr.10,2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a keynote speech at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2014 in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, April 10, 2014.[page]

Apr.10,2014

Eight pupils died and 32 were injured when a bus overturned in China's southernmost province of Hainan on Thursday morning.

The accident happened at about 11 a.m. in Chengmai County, where Xincai School had organized an outing for 586 students in 14 buses, according to the county government.

Apr.10,2014

China will establish a national online system for petitioning by the end of the year, authorities said at a meeting in Huai'an of east China's Jiangsu Province on Friday.

The State Bureau for Letters and Calls (SBLC) said the new network will allow petitioners to submit various complaints via the Internet and government at all levels to share information.

Apr.13,2014

China will launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the Internet, the national anti-porn agency announced on Sunday.[page]

Apr.15,2014

The spirit and principle that guide people-to-people and state-to-state dialogue and exchanges are equality and mutual respect. The purpose is to enhance mutual understanding, deepen mutual trust and promote cooperation through dialogue and exchanges. China always attaches importance and stands ready to carry out dialogue and cooperation with countries including the UK in the field of human rights based on equality and mutual respect.

But what we have seen is that the UK released a so-called Human Rights and Democracy 2013-14, making irresponsible remarks about the political system of China, slandering and criticizing China's human rights situation. China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to that. What the British side has done does no good to its dialogue and communication with China on the subject of human rights, nor does this benefit the sound and steady growth of China-UK relations. We urge the British side to stop using human rights as a pretext for interference in China's internal affairs and judicial sovereignty and create conditions for the next round of human rights talks.

Apr.16,2014

Premier Li Keqiang on April 16 chaired a State Council executive meeting, analysis of the economic situation in the first quarter, the deployment of the implementation in 2014 to deepen economic reform key tasks to determine the "three rural" measures to develop financial services decided to continue to support and promote entrepreneurship and improve employment tax policy.[page]

The meeting noted that the basic content of preserving jobs is an important objective of steady growth and benefit people's livelihood. To further promote the employment of college graduates entrepreneurial focus groups, laid-off workers, the disabled, etc., to support small and micro enterprise development, it was decided, due by the end of 2013 to support and promote the entrepreneurial employment tax policy focus groups, was extended to December 2016 31, and to be perfect. 

Apr.21,2014

The opening meeting of the eighth session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee is held in Beijing, capital of China, April 21, 2014. Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the meeting.

Apr.23,2014

A Chinese government regulation, made public on Wednesday, forbids citizens to bypass authorities to file complaints.

Central government departments will not take complaints about issues that should be handled by provincial governments or that are being processed by them, said Zhang Enxi, spokesman with the State Bureau for Letters and Calls, about the new regulation.

At local level, citizens should go to government departments that are authorized by law to handle relevant issues and governments at higher levels will not take their complaints if they jump rank, according to the regulation, scheduled to take effect on May 1.[page]

Apr.23,2014

A national campaign will be launched to crack down on arbitrary charges by primary and secondary schools.

The campaign will target irregular fee-related practices by teachers and schools, including holding extra classes for payment, according to the statement jointly released by the education and finance ministries, the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Audit Office and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

Apr.24,2014

The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, on Thursday voted to adopt revisions to the Environmental Protection Law.

With 70 articles compared with 47 in the original law, the revised Environmental Protection Law, the first change to the legislation in 25 years, sets environmental protection as the country's basic policy.

Apr.25,2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to resolutely crack down on terrorism and secessionism with high intensity to safeguard national security.

Xi made the remarks on Friday at the 14th group study session on national security and social stability by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

Calling terrorism the common enemy of the people, Xi urged improving counter-terrorism systems and abilities and the public to build a "wall of bronze and iron" to fight against terrorism.

Xi urged all regions and departments to shoulder responsibilities and cooperate to maintain national security and social stability which are "extremely urgent" for deepening reforms and realizing the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.[page]

Apr.27--30,2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered troops stationed in Xinjiang to deal a "crushing blow" to terrorists.

Xi, chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when visiting the People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops stationed in Xinjiang.

Speaking with senior PLA officials on Sunday, Xi ordered PLA forces to assist local government and party departments in combating terrorism and safeguarding social stability.

All forms of terrorism should be rooted out in an early phase, while decisive action must be taken to stop terrorists gaining momentum, he said.

Apr.29,2014

China's top court said on Tuesday that all verdicts related to paroles and reduction of sentences should be posted on the Internet.

The Supreme People's Court said that such judgments are now only known by those involved in the cases, but the new order - which takes effect on June 1 - requires that the verdicts should be posted online.

Additionally, Chinese courts should post details of such cases within five days after an application.[page]

Apr.30,2014

President Xi demanded "decisive actions" be taken after the attack. He said that the battle to combat violence and terrorism cannot allow even a moment of slackness, and decisive action must be taken to suppress the terrorists' momentum,

Two suspects and a citizen were killed in Wednesday's railway station terror attack in the regional capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, police said Thursday.

An investigation showed one of the two suspects was Sedirdin Sawut, a 39-year-old man from Xayar County, Aksu in southern Xinjiang.

The two have long been involved in religious extremism. At 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, they stabbed people with knives and set off explosives at the exit of Urumqi south railway station.

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