April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Aug. 9, 2013

Milk powder producers will be monitored more strictly and companies with quality or safety problems will be severely punished, China's food safety authorities said on Aug. 9, 2013.

The China Food and Drug Administration (CSDA) said local supervisory bodies must take full responsibility for helping milk firms improve their safety and management.

The CSDA highlighted the need for quality and safety in baby formula production, adding that specialists will work with local authorities to make sure safety risks are eliminated.

Aug. 12, 2013

According to the Ministry of Finance, recently the central revenue has earmarked 460 million yuan to relief the natural disasters, 200 million yuan for relieving severe droughts in Hunan, Guizhou and Hubei provinces and 260 million yuan for controlling floods and reconstruction of water conservancy facilities in Sichuan, Jilin and Shaanxi provinces.

Since this year, the Chinese central revenue has already earmarked 3,237 million yuan to relieve floods and droughts.

Aug. 13, 2013

The number of specialized social workers in China has reached 300,000, including over 80,000 who qualified after passing the government exam, according to a blue book published here on Aug. 13, 2013.

"A Report on the Development of Social Work in China (2011-2012)" was published by the Social Work Research Center, under the Ministry of Civil Affairs, in collaboration with the Social Sciences Academic Press, under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.


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