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Mar. 2, 2014

China published a report on the United States' human rights record on Friday, in response to U.S. criticism and "irresponsible remarks" about China.

"The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013" was released by the Information Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, in response to "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013" made public by the U.S. State Department on Thursday.

China's report states that there were serious human rights problems in the U.S in 2013, with the situation deteriorating in many fields. Once again posing as "the world judge of human rights", the U.S. government "made arbitrary attacks and irresponsible remarks" on almost 200 countries and regions, the report says.

Mar. 2, 2014

A group of unidentified armed men on Saturday stormed into a railway station in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, causing injuries, said the city police.

Pictures on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, show local police patrolling the station. Bodies in blood can be spotted on the ground in the pictures. Doctors were seen transporting injured people to a local hospital.[page]

Mar. 3, 2014

China has closed 5,088 illegal clinics in three months amid a crackdown on illicit medical practices, the country's health authority has announced.

Mar. 3, 2014

China is considering to build two outdoor facilities to help research smog, the Beijing News reported on Sunday.

The plan to build atmospheric simulation chambers has been submitted to the economic planning body for approval, the newspaper quoted He Hong, a researcher in charge of the project's preparatory work, as saying.

Mar. 4, 2014

As a widely representative and inclusive political organization, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is expected to pursue maximum consensus for and contribute wisdom to China's ongoing comprehensive reform.

Mar. 5, 2014

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Tuesday called to speed up public hospital reforms and support medical services run by social capital.

Mar. 5, 2014

China's top legislature will continue to review the environmental protection law draft amendment and plan for laws on water and soil pollution prevention and control, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.[page]

Mar. 5, 2014 

The presidium of the second session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) hold their first meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2014. The second session of the 12th NPC, the national legislature, is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 5.

Mar. 6, 2014 

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report during the opening meeting of the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 5, 2014.

Mar. 6, 2014 

China will carry out a new type of people-centered urbanization that will grant rural people who live in cities more social welfare currently enjoyed by the city dwellers, according to a government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

Mar. 9, 2014

The second plenary meeting of the second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2014.[page]

Mar. 9, 2014

A Malaysian passenger plane carrying 239 people has lost contact with air traffic control after leaving Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, the carrier said Saturday.

Mar. 9, 2014

Zhang Dejiang, executive chairperson of the presidium of the second session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) and chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presides over the first meeting of the presidium's executive chairpersons at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2014.

Mar. 9, 2014

The third plenary meeting of the second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 8, 2014.

Mar. 10, 2014

A senior Tibetan official on Sunday denounced the recent meeting between the U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, calling it "a severe interference in China's internal affairs."

Mar. 10, 2014 

The fourth plenary meeting of the second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 9, 2014.[page]

Mar. 10, 2014 

Zhang Dejiang, executive chairperson of the presidium of the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the second meeting of the presidium at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 9, 2014.

Mar. 11, 2014

The third plenary meeting of the second session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2014.

Mar. 13, 2014

A kindergarten in Xi'an in northwest China's Shaanxi Province was closed on Wednesday after parents disclosed the school has long been administering antiviral drugs to children.

Police have put the private kindergarten's legal representative, principal and kindergarten doctor into custody, a joint investigation team with Xi'an government authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

Mar. 13, 2014

The State Council has made revisions to the government work report that will be put for voting at the annual parliamentary session, which is to close on Thursday.

According to the secretariat for the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), the revisions were made after the report was reviewed by the NPC deputies and discussed by members of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee.[page]

Mar. 13, 2014

The closing meeting of the second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2014.

Mar. 13, 2014

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the closing meeting of the second annual session of China's 12th NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2014.

Mar. 13, 2014

Zhang Dejiang, executive chairperson of the presidium of the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the third meeting of the presidium at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2014.

Mar. 13, 2014

Zhang Dejiang, executive chairperson of the presidium of the second session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) and chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presides over the second meeting of the presidium's executive chairpersons at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 12, 2014.[page]

Mar. 17, 2014

Xinhua learned on Sunday that the Ministry of Public Security will make more efforts to tighten public security and take decisive measures to deal with serious violent criminals.

The ministry said that it will carry out armed patrols and take timely measures to handle violent criminals.

Mar. 18, 2014

China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) is planning a nationwide safety campaign to check the manufacture, sales and use of medical apparatus.

Mar. 19, 2014

China said on Tuesday it opposes politicizing the human rights issue or using it as pretext to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comment at a daily news briefing when responding to a question about the United Nations Human Rights Council discussing human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Mar. 23, 2014

China still has 110 million people, including more than 15 million students and teachers, in rural China without access to safe drinking water, a senior official said on Friday.

"Providing every rural family with safe water to drink by 2015 is at the top of the agenda of the Ministry of Water Resources this year and the next," Jiao Yong, vice-minister of water resources, told a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office.[page]

Mar. 23, 2014

China will continue to make positive efforts in promoting and protecting human rights as always, in line with its national situation, a spokesman said on Friday.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks when responding to a question about the United Nations Human Rights Council's endorsement of a China report during its 25th session.

Mar. 24, 2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged further work on saving energy and reducing emissions, according to an official statement released Sunday.

Li said that the environmental work and economic expansion shall be coordinated, because reducing production capacity creates huge business potential for new, green industries.

Mar. 24, 2014

China is striving to turn its social insurance system into a fairer and more sustainable one, said Hu Xiaoyi, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security on Sunday.

Social insurance, with focus on basic old-age pensions and medical insurance, will cover all the population, said Hu at the ongoing China Development Forum 2014 here.

Mar. 24, 2014

The Chinese and U.S. presidents agreed here on Monday to strengthen cooperation on fighting terrorism and transnational crime.

At a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit slated for Monday and Tuesday here, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he appreciated Obama's condemnation of terrorism in all forms, and China is willing to work with all the countries, including the United States, to fight terrorism.[page]

Mar. 26, 2014

China will inject more funds and let the market play a bigger role in reforming its medical sector, concluded an executive meeting of the State Council on Tuesday.

The country will work to establish a universal medical insurance system, speed up reform in public hospitals, and relax market entry requirements for the private sector to build health institutions in an orderly manner, according to a statement issued after the meeting, presided over by Premier Li Keqiang.

Mar. 31, 2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the nation's reforms in boosting economic restructuring for a better growth mode will contribute to the improvement of people's livelihoods and concrete efforts are needed to realize the target.     

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