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April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Oct. 29, 2013

The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council on Oct. 29, 2013 began to solicit public opinions on a draft amendment to the food safety law that imposes harsher punishment on violators.

The draft contains changes and additional stipulations that highlight the liability of food companies and local governments, offer innovative supervision methods and strengthen the role of the public in ensuring food safety, among other aspects.

Concerning infant formula, the draft stipulates that manufacturers should report the raw materials, ingredients and labels of their products to food safety administrations, and they are not allowed to contract the production to other people or repackage original products.

Oct. 31, 2013

China's Ministry of Public Security promised a zero tolerance approach to violence and other crimes targeted at medical staff.

A ministry circular on Oct. 31, 2013 said police will help hospitals resolve disputes between doctors and patients and improve security in hospitals, after a number of violent episodes between doctors and patients in the past few months, some of which led to the death of medical staff.

On Oct. 25, a doctor was killed and two others injured by a dissatisfied patient at a hospital in east China's Zhejiang Province.

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