Aug. 2009
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Aug. 17, 2009

According to Xinhua news agency, new edition of Cihai, a well-known Chinese lexicon and character dictionary, includes new words about law and human rights, such as administrative reexamination, system of hearings, right to know, network crime, flexible working, right to life, right to health, void marriage, spiritual damages compensation and international human rights law.
Aug. 18, 2009

China's governments at all levels should increase their efforts to implement better the rural pension pilot program, said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Aug. 18, 2009.

Wen said, when presiding over a working conference in Beijing, it was expected pilot programs would be carried out in 10 percent of counties this year, and throughout the whole nation by 2020.

Building a new rural social pension system was an important key in establishing fairness in society and narrowing gaps between urban and rural areas, Wen said. It was also important to improve the social security system, maintain social stability and promote domestic consumption.

Aug. 18, 2009
According to Australian foreign ministry, Chinese vice foreign minister, Mr. He Yafei, canceled his visit to Australia for Australia had issued visa to ethnic separatist Rebiya Kadeer.

Aug. 19, 2009

China's Health Ministry issued a list of 307 essential drugs as part of its plan to create an essential medicine system in coming 10 years to ensure people's access to essential drugs and cut their medical costs.

Essential medicines refer to those which satisfy the health care needs and are available to the public at all times in adequate amounts and in appropriate dosage forms, at a price the public can afford.

According to the plan, by the end of this year, about 30 percent of state-owned grass-roots health institutions would be equipped with all the essential medicines on a list and would be asked to give priorities to using them when treating patients.


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