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

Jan. 14, 2010

A long-awaited law designed to ensure people get compensation when their civil rights are infringed finally got the green light from China's legislators. The 92-provision Tort Law covers a range of liabilities, including traffic and medical accidents, work-related injuries, pollution, harm caused by pets and mental distress. It also covers infringements of personal rights, such as reputation and privacy.
The law would take effect in July.

Jan. 14, 2010

Blue Paper on Rule of Law in China 2009 was published. According to the paper, netizens have become a major force to push the development of rule of law in China.

Jan. 23, 2010

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Altay and Tacheng, two regions in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24. He promised to take effective measures to help people through the worst snow in Xinjiang in six decades.

"The Spring Festival (China's Lunar New Year holiday) is drawing near. We must implement well relief measures and make sure that people in blizzard-hit regions will have a peaceful and happy festival," said the Premier at a meeting with Xinjiang officials.

The central government would provide more support to affected regions, including funds and relief materials, he said. "The focus of our work is to maintain people's livelihoods, agriculture and animal husbandry operations, supplies of commodities and transport services."

Jan. 20, 2010

Chinese leaders and people, on Jan. 20, bade farewell to eight peacekeeping police officers who were killed in the 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Haiti.

Top leaders Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang joined thousands of members of the public at the ceremony held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in western Beijing.

People were standing in long lines outside the ceremony hall in the winter chill, waiting to pay tribute to the peacekeepers who were posthumously honored by the government as martyrs.


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