April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

July 24, 2013

China will continue its efforts to deepen reform in the medical and healthcare sector in 2013, said the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) on July 25, 2013.

According to a recent outline issued by the State Council, China would aim at 26 tasks for the reform, including accelerating the building of a national healthcare system, consolidating the basic drug system, improving the operation of grassroots medical institutions and promoting reform of public hospitals.

More efforts would also be made to guarantee subsidies for rural doctors and accelerate the establishment of public-funded medical institutions.

July 24, 2013

China will crack down on arbitrary charges relating to school admissions, according to a Ministry of Education (MOE) guideline on July 24, 2013.

The guideline bans local governments, institutions and schools to charge for school admissions under any circumstance.

It also forbids colleges to carry out illegal recruitment and says that false reporting, embezzlement and misappropriation of educational funds will be severely punished.

July 30 - 31, 2013

China and the United States held a dialogue on human rights issue in Kunming, capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to a Foreign Ministry press.

The Chinese delegation is headed by a Foreign Ministry official and the U.S. delegation is led by a State Department official.

The two sides conducted frank, in-depth, comprehensive and constructive discussions on the protection of human rights and national concerns, international cooperation in human rights, justice and human rights, freedom of expression and privacy rights protection, according to the press release.


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