April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

May 1, 2009

Shenzhen, a city of Guangzhou province, established the first assistant system for legal aid in China. Legal staffs from institutions set up by local government provided legal services to those who were not eligible to enjoy free legal assistance according to the law, but satisfied the conditions required by relevant regulations.

May 4, 2009

Supreme People's Court launched a new email address to collect complains and suggestions on its work from ordinary people of all walks of life.

May 4, 2009

State Council issued a notification of the sixth national census. According to the notification, the sixth national census's time point was designated at 0.00 a.m. Nov. 1, 2010. Basic information of households and family members would be the focus of the census, including gender, age, ethnic group, education, profession, migration history, social security, martial status, housing and so on.

May 5, 2009

China on May 5, 2009 rejected a U.S. report which criticized its religious situation, saying the report was biased and groundless.
"It is a fact that the Chinese government protects its citizens' freedom of religious belief according to law, and every ethnic group in any part of China enjoys full religious freedom," said Ma Zhaoxu, spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2009 annual report, and criticized China and other countries' religious situation.

The report reiterated its advice to the State Department that China should be listed as one of the "countries of particular concern."

"The USCIRF's attempt to smear China with the report will never succeed," Ma stressed.


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