April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Dec. 1, 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for legal and scientific prevention and control of HIV/AIDS as well as various social support for carriers and patients.

Xi made the remarks in a written instruction on the country's anti-HIV/AIDS work before the World AIDS Day, which falls on Dec. 1.

According to Xi, the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS concerns people's life and health and social harmony and stability and is the obligatory responsibility of the Party and the government.

Xi urged Party and government organs at all levels to step up the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Dec. 1, 2013

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the need for scientific treatment and caring hearts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Li made the comments in a letter he wrote to Beijing You'an Hospital. Vice Premier Liu Yandong visited the hospital on Dec. 1, 2013, World AIDS Day, and conveyed Li's letter.

Beijing You'an Hospital is one of the country's leading medical facilities to receive and treat HIV infected patients.

In his letter, Li said scientific prevention and treatment should be provided while discrimination against HIV carriers and AIDS patients should be eliminated to protect their legal rights and interests.

He also encouraged more volunteers to take part in the country's HIV/AIDS control work to form a "network" and "firewall" in fighting the virus.

Dec. 3, 2013

President Xi Jinping said that China will continue to seek steady progress and manage economic and social development through reform in 2014.

Reform should be integrated into all sectors of China's economic and social development in 2014, said Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Xi made the remarks at a symposium held on Nov. 22 to hear comments and suggestions from non-Communist parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, as well as people without party affiliation about China's economic situation and economic work in 2014, according to a statement released on Dec. 3.


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