April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Sept. 9, 2013

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed raising education quality in underdeveloped regions while visiting teachers in Dalian on Monday ahead of Teachers' Day on Sept. 10.

Li visited Dalian No. 20 High School, a school that has pioneered the enrollment of students from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Schools in China's prosperous towns host Xinjiang students in order to give them better education opportunities.

While talking with teachers at the school, Li extended festive greetings to all teachers in China and called teaching the most venerable profession.

Sept. 9 -18

The EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr Stavros Lambrinidis, paid a visit to
China from 9-18 September 2013. He met with deputy minister of Ministry for Foreign Affairs and officials from Supreme People's Court, State Ethnic Affairs Commission, State Council Information Office and State Administration for Religious Affairs respectively. The mission included days in the ethnic Tibetan areas of Qinghai Province and the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Sept. 11 -13

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed Chinese government would implement long-term proactive employment policy at the seventh Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum.

Sept. 11, 2013

Medical insurance subsidies for rural residents would increase in 2013, China's health authority said on Sept. 11, 2013.

Under the new rural cooperative medical program, the annual government grant for each rural resident would rise from 240 yuan to 280 yuan (45.75 U.S. dollars), according to a National Health and Family Planning Commission statement.

Under the program, rural residents would pay 20 yuan more. They would pay a 70 yuan-per person premium, bringing the total for each person to 350 yuan, up from 290 yuan in 2012.


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