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Jan. 2010
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Jan. 10, 2010
The General Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, Sunday issued a notice that required central governmental departments and local governments to strengthen management, stabilize market expectations and facilitate stable and sound development of the real estate market.

"With the recovery of the real estate market, such problems as excessively rising house prices have recently emerged in some cities, which call for great attention," said the notice.

It listed 11 specific measures which should be taken in five aspects -- increasing supply of low-cost houses for low-income families and common residential houses, encouraging reasonable house buying while restraining purchases for speculation and investment, strengthening real estate project loan risk management and market supervision, speeding up construction of housing projects for low-income households, and specifying responsibilities of local governments.

On increasing supply of low-cost houses for low-income families and increasing supply of common residential houses, the notice said efforts should be made to construct more smaller-sized low- and medium-pricing apartments while increasing land supply for residential housing projects.

According to the notice, governments at all levels should act to push property developers to quicken project development and sales of finished projects.

The notice also said cities nationwide, especially those with high house prices and excessively rising house prices, should step up efforts to build more affordable or low-rent housing projects for low and medium income families.

Jan. 12, 2010

The third sessions of the 9th Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress and the 9th Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened in Lhasa on Jan. 10 and Jan. 8, respectively.

The six-day Regional People's Congress proceeded in three phases, namely, listening to and deliberating the report on the work of the Regional Government, listening to and deliberating the reports on the work of the Regional Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Regional Higher People's Court and the Regional People's Procuratorate, and electing and voting on each decision and resolution.

The Third Session of the 9th Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference proceeded until January 13.

The major missions of the session included listening to and deliberating the report on the work of the Standing Committee of the 9th Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee of the CPPCC and attending the Third Session of the 9th Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress.
an. 13, 2010
A strong earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, collapsing government buildings and a cathedral in its capital city.

The quake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, was the strongest ever recorded in the island country, reports from the country said.

Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have demanded the related Chinese government departments and rescue group to help uncover those being buried, protect Chinese nationals there and provide humanitarian aid. Chinese leaders are very concerned with the safety of Chinese nationals including peacekeepers, compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and overseas Chinese.

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