Oct. 1, 2012
Top leaders laid flower baskets at the Monument to the People's Heroes in the heart of Beijing on Oct. 1, 2012 to mark the National Day.
Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang participated in the ceremony held at the Tian'anmen Square, where the monument stands, and paid their respect to those who sacrificed for the nation's independence and liberation.
Chinese Premier reached mountainous Yiliang County, one of the worst-hit areas, around 1 a.m. Oct. 6, 2012. He spent a sleepless night visiting quake survivors and inspected relief efforts.
The Chinese government issued a white paper on judicial reform on Oct. 9, 2012, highlighting the progress that has been made in safeguarding justice and protecting human rights.
The white paper was issued by the Information Office of the State Council.
Apart from reviewing China's judicial system and reform process, the white paper focuses maintaining social fairness, justice and human rights protections.
Oct. 10, 2012
The government decided to reduce or adjust the number of items subject to central government approval by 314 in order to further transform governmental functions.
According to a list made public on Oct. 10, 2012, the State Council, China's cabinet, would remove 171 administrative approval items, while the power to approve another 117 items would be handed down to government departments at lower levels.
In addition, 17 items would be merged into other items, while another nine items would be sent to fewer government departments for approval.
April 28,2015 By:Chinahumanrights.org