Jiang Yu, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that China has been continuously acting in the constitutional spirit of “the state respects and safeguards human rights”, strictly controlling death penalty and safeguarding lawful human rights via judicial procedure.
Since the launching of the warmth sending activity in the festival season of 2007 New Year's Day and Spring Festival on December 25, 2006, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions has paid visits to the enterprises and employees with difficulties in 22 provinces, autonomous regions, or municipalities. Trade unions at all levels have raised funds of 1.989 billion , and visited 4.2687 million employees and 75,000 enterprises with difficulties.
The news conference on the functioning of national economy of Tibet Autonomous Region was held in Lhasa. The 2006 Gross Regional Product of the region reached 29.005 billion RMB yuan, an increase of 13.4% to the year before, and the fastest since 1996.
The specialized campaign of "solicitude showing" to floating population across the nation concerning family planning was launched in Shanghai. Zhang Weiqing, the Minister of the State Population and Family Planning Commission, claimed that to promote social harmony, various forms of activities would be carried out in the hometowns and current residential places of the floating population, providing them with services and assistance, sparkpluging solicitude-showing of the whole society to the floating population.
Mao Qun'an, the spokesman of the Ministry of Public Health, stated at a press briefing that by the end of November, 2006 there had been 528 cities that developed community health services, accounted for 81% of the overall cities in China.
A fund was formally initiated specially for skill training of farmers and cultivating ushers of getting wealthy in the countryside. It was the fist welfare fund project used specially for farmer training in China. The fund was established by China Peace and Friendship Development Foundation and donated by friendly organizations and companies at home and abroad that are enthusiastic in the development of China's countryside. The Beida Jade Bird Group donated 200,000 RMB yuan to be the start-up funds.
According to Ministry of Construction, by the end of 2006, there had been 512 cities applied the low-cost housing system among the overall 657 cities in China.
On the 29th of the twelfth month by lunar calendar, premier Wen Jiabao visited Fushun in Liaoning Province to inspect the situation of the reconstruction of the shanty sections in the city.
A national network project of lawyers--promotion of lawyers' in-depth participation in legal aid to farmer workers--would be officially launched after the 2007 Spring Festival. The aim of the project is to offer free legal aid to farmer workers.