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

Oct. 8, 2010

Chinese President Hu Jintao said that saving lives must be the top priority for flood relief work in south China's Hainan Province.

He said people who were threatened by floods should be rapidly relocated, and measures should be taken to prevent secondary disasters and reduce losses.

Since Sept. 30, the island province had suffered continuous torrential rains, causing many rivers to swell and floods in some areas.

Oct. 12, 2010

Three ministries, including the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD), released a notice requiring provincial-level governments to evaluate the work concerning housing price stability and welfare housing projects and would be held accountable for poor performance.

The notice required cities with overpriced housing, rapid rises in housing prices and tight housing supply to limit the number of houses that a local household is allowed to buy within a certain period of time. Local governments should increase the actual housing supply and strive to accelerate the construction of welfare housing projects.

Oct. 15, 2010

The document, the CPC Central Committee's Proposal on Formulating the Twelfth Five-year Program (2011-2015) on National Economic and Social Development, was adopted at the Fifth Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee which ended Oct. 18. It would play a crucial role in shaping the country's development over the next five years.

Divided into 12 parts, the proposal provides the basis for drafting the 12th five-year program. It includes accelerating transformation of economic development pattern, further expanding domestic demand and pushing forward the modernization of agriculture.

The proposal also stresses development of a modern industrial system, coordinated development of all regions, and the building of an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly society in the coming five years.

Oct. 19, 2010

The Third Beijing Forum on Human Rights, with "Human Rights and Development: Rethinking Concepts, Models and Approaches" as the main theme and "Scientific Development and Human Rights", "Cultural Diversity and Human Rights" and "Global Governance and Human Rights" the sub-themes, kicked off in Beijing on Oct. 19, 2010.

Prestigious and influential experts and scholars on human rights, celebrities and councilors from home and abroad were invited, including chairpersons of the National Human Rights Committee of some countries and officers of the UN System. Participants of China mainly consisted of experts and scholars of China Society for Human Rights Studies, scholars of major human rights study institutions from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao. Nearly 100 participants, with 40 from China and 60 from foreign countries attended the forum.

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