September 11,2014   By:CSHRS

UN Official Praises China's Poverty Reduction 

A United Nations (UN) official on Oct. 17, 2013 praised China's progress in eliminating hunger and reducing poverty, as the world marked the 21st International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

"We have witnessed remarkable progress in China's hunger and poverty alleviation efforts during the past 34 years, from one-third of Chinese people suffering hunger to less than one-tenth," said Brett Rierson, Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) in China.

  From: Xinhua

State Council Releases Guidelines to Boost Healthcare Sector 

China's state council released guidelines on Oct. 14, 2013 outlining measures to improve services in the medical and healthcare industries. The newest reforms include liberalizing the pricing of private hospitals, and providing financial assistance to healthcare related businesses.

The move is expected to improve efficiency in China's vast healthcare market, which is estimated to be worth some 8 trillion yuan or 1.3 trillion US dollars in 2013.

  From: CNTV.cn

China Aims for Universal Education 

A UNICEF official on Oct. 24, 2013 praised China's "remarkable achievements" toward universal education, saying they "are proud to cooperate with China and share its experience."

Tim Sutton, deputy-representative of the China office of UNICEF, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Conference on Education For All (EFA) in Beijing, attended by experts from more than 20 countries.

EFA was initiated by the landmark World Conference on Education in Dakar in 2000, with the governments of 164 countries, including China, pledging to achieve six EFA goals by 2015.

  From: Xinhua

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