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April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Oct. 21, 2013

Before the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on China by the Human Rights Council, Photo Exhibition on Achievements of China's Human Rights was held in Geneva on Oct. 21, 2013.

Oct. 22, 2013

The Chinese government on Oct. 22, 2013 issued a white paper on west China's Tibet Autonomous Region, detailing its comprehensive development and rapid progress over the past 60-plus years.

"The development and progress in modern Tibet results from the innate logic of its social and historical environment, and has its roots in China's progress in a larger context," says the white paper, released by the Information Office of the State Council under the title "Development and Progress of Tibet."

Describing the region prior to the 1950s "as dark and backward as medieval Europe," the white paper notes in the foreword that Tibet was a society of feudal serfdom under theocratic rule, a society characterized by a combination of political and religious powers.

Oct. 16, 2013

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed a decree on urban drainage and sewage treatment, as flooding and water pollution was becoming a bigger problem at a time of rapid urbanization.

The decree, which will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, stipulates that all governments above the county level must include the building and management of urban drainage and sewage treatment facilities into their economic and social development plan.

The decree provides that cities and towns must plan their drainage and sewage treatment systems in accordance with their local climate, geography,and their economic and social development level.

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