September 12,2014   By:CSHRS

China Outlines Measures to Ensure Food Safety

Chinese authorities on Dec. 19, 2013 unveiled a package of measures to ensure food safety in 2014, as the more affluent public shows greater care in what they eat.

The measures drawn up by the executive office of the food safety commission under the State Council, China's Cabinet, range from legislation amendments to measures against violations of food safety.

The office called for more rigorous checks, in particular during holidays like New Year and Spring Festival, to prevent major food safety incidents in 2014.

From: Xinhua

China to Revise Law to Make It Easier to Sue Government

A draft amendment to the Administrative Procedure Law, submitted to China's top legislature for a first reading on Dec. 23, 2013, should make it easier for citizens to take the government to court.

The Administrative Procedure Law, which went into effect in October 1990, is a major guarantee of citizens' rights to pursue the government through the courts, and this first revision to the law should alleviate "petition pressure".

From: Xinhua

China Builds More Affordable Housing

China's government has stepped up efforts to make housing accessible to low-income earners as property prices have sky-rocketed, new data from the country's housing authorities revealed on Jan. 9, 2014.

The country started the construction of 24.9 million affordable housing units from 2011 to 2013, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the construction target of 36 million affordable units during the 2011-2015 period, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

From: Xinhua

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