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

Aug. 26, 2009

Four committee members of Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and three exports communicated online with netizens from People Daily online, Chinaview and npc.gov.cn. The main issues focused on climatic change, transformation of the mode of economic development, economic restructure and so on. It's the first time to use online communication between committee members and netizens to discuss the major issues.

Aug. 26, 2009

China has built the country's first special complex of new apartment buildings and schools for orphans and children of needy families in southwestern SichuanProvince.

The province is still recovering from last year's devastating earthquake that measured 8 on the Richter scale.

A group of 712 children aged between eight and 14, of whom 338 are orphans, moved into the complex known as "Ankang Jiayuan" (Homestead of Well-being) in Shuangliu County on Aug. 26, 2009.

The complex consists of two new apartment buildings, a primary school and a middle school. In addition to teachers, there are 80 specially-trained tutors to take care of the children's everyday necessities.

Aug. 27, 2009

Detention houses in Beijing open to the public regularly. As the first example, the Detention House of Xicheng District opens to the public on Tuesday of the second week of every month. Jin Zhihai, the commissar of the management office of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Public Security, said the move of the detention house means to raise the transparency of the supervision, and protect the human rights of the prisoners in the aspects of inhabited environment, physical and psychological safety.

Aug. 31, 2009

The Chinese mainland reiterated its "resolute opposition" against the Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan.

"The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has ulterior motives to instigate the Dalai Lama, who has long been engaged in separatist activities, to visit Taiwan," said a spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.

"We resolutely oppose this and our position is firm and clear," the spokesman said.

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