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June 1,2015
 
This year, more than 7.49 million students will graduate from college, and many have voiced concern about seeking employment in such a saturated, competitive market, a survey published Thursday said.
 
The survey, by an organization under the Youth League Committee of Beijing, said graduate's expected monthly salary this year was5,510 yuan (889 U.S. dollars), up 1,830 yuan from 2014.
 
Xiong Hanzhong, who led the research team, said the salary increase reflected the rising cost of living, but warned that increased employee expectations meant firms were more selective with their candidate selection.
 
The report found that graduate's happiness dropped compared to last year.
 
June 2,2015
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts after a passenger ship carrying 458 people sank Monday night in the Hubei section of China's Yangtze River.
 
The ship, named Dongfangzhixing, or Eastern Star, sank at around 9:30 p.m. after being caught in a cyclone in the Jianli section in Hubei Province of the Yangtze River, according to the Yangtze River navigation administration.
 
Xi also ordered learning lessons and enhancing measures to ensure the safety of people's lives.
 
June 5,2015
 
China's health authorities and hospitals have been told to step up vigilance against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as the risk of the epidemic "cannot be ruled out."
 
Patients displaying symptoms of pneumonia or flu without definite causes, those who have travelled to the Middle East in particular, should be reported, and all staff should be given training before handling suspected MERS cases, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) said in a statement Thursday.
 
June 5,2015
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping said at a work conference in May that we must strengthen and improve the work on new media representatives, which ignited heated discussion at home and abroad. The United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee (UFWD) on Wednesday explained “what the notion ‘new media representative’ means” on its official WeChat account.
 
The interpretation said new media representatives are a group of people who grow up with the development of new media. They are highly knowledgeable and mobile. They have sharp minds, and a broad influence. The majority of them are not CPC members, yet play a significant role in maintaining internet safety and influencing social opinions. They have become a major force  in promoting social and economic development. It is a new challenge under new circumstances for the united front work departments to unite them and other new social groups.
 
June 8,2015
 
As Beijing and Alma-Ata are bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) released the Evaluation Report of the candidate cities on June 1. The report recognized the hosting capability of Beijing and Zhangjiakou yet expressed concerns on Beijing’s snowfalls and air pollution. On June 2, Beijing held a press conference to answer questions from Chinese and foreign journalists.
 
June 8,2015
 
The Chinese government on Monday released a white paper upholding China's unique pattern of protecting human rights and elaborating the progress in 2014.
 
"The tremendous achievements China has made in its human rights endeavors fully demonstrate that it is taking the correct path of human rights development that suits its national conditions," says the white paper published by the State Council Information Office under the title "Progress in China's Human Rights in 2014."
 
June 9,2015
 
China was honored for reaching the World Food Summit (WFS) target at the 7th “Outstanding progress against hunger,” a special event hosted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy on June 7. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang attended the award ceremony and delivered a speech.
 
June 10,2015
 
A delegation from the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) led by Luo Haocai, former Vice-Chairman of the 9th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, visited Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore from May 18 to 27. During the ten-day visit, the delegation had discussions with officials and scholars from ministries of foreign affairs, national commissions on human rights, universities and think tanks on human rights’ protection, the development road and academic researches of human rights and reached a consensus on a wide range of issues.
 
June 12,2015
 
Ai Weiwei’s modern art exhibition is going on at Beijing 798 art zone starting from June 6, which draws attention from some small circles in Beijing and foreign media. The exhibition named after “Ai Weiwei” was approved by authorities and it showcases the re-assemblage of a 400-year-old ancestral hall of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in two different areas. The art insiders said ordinary people interpreted this as the modern civilization’s impact on ancient buildings. Two more Ai’s modern exhibitions will be held this week in Beijing.
 
June 12,2015
 
Hunger and poverty are scars of this increasingly vibrant and well-off world, and their eradication has been the most meaningful task of the whole humanity.
 
The international community has never stopped in this endeavor. Halving the proportion of undernourished people since 1990 before the 2015 deadline marks one of the most courageous targets of the world.
 
June 15,2015
 
The recently issued white paper Progress in China’s Human Rights in 2014 drew attention and applauds from both the foreign media and the academic circle. 
 
Muhammad Sadiq, an Egyptian media professional, believed that human rights should not be an abstract concept but rather be reflected through concrete achievements, for instance, poverty reduction, the improvement of social security system and the growing education fairness. China’s successful experiences will be helpful to other developing countries including Egypt, he added.
 
June 16,2015
 
55.1 percent of netizens said the human flesh searching has been abused, according to an online survey conducted by China Youth Daily’s social research center which interviewed 1839 respondents.
 
Human flesh searching has played a positive role in fighting corruption and curbing bad practices. However, more and more incidents showed that this form of online vigilante justice is getting closer to cyber bullying. Some Internet users felt they are fully justified to hunt down and punish their targets. But usually, those who are tracked down will suffer online violence and their friends and families will also be affected.
 
June 18,2015
 
China will increase investment in projects focused on people's livelihood in order to stabilize growth and facilitate economic restructuring, China's cabinet said Wednesday.
 
The central government will invest more in upgrading the power grid in rural areas, building grain storage and sewage disposal facilities, relocating old urban industrial zones and other projects, according to a statement released after an executive meeting of the State Council, China's cabinet presided over by Premier Li Keqiang.
 
June 23,2015
 
President Xi Jinping has stressed poverty relief in underdeveloped rural areas as key for economic development nationwide.
 
Xi made the remarks on Thursday at a Communist Party of China symposium on poverty relief and economic and social development in the 2016-2020 period.
 
"The most arduous task for achieving a well-off society in an all-round way lies in the rural areas, especially the impoverished ones. Party committees and governments at all levels should strive for a scientific poverty relief plan," Xi told attendees.
 
June 24,2015
 
Top US and Chinese officials are joining frank talks on a variety of issues, including cyber security and human rights at the ongoing Sixth Round of US-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) and the Seventh China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) held in Washington on June 23 and 24. 
 
This round of dialogue and consultation is aimed at promoting mutual trust and bilateral exchanges and cooperation, and enhancing mutual understanding and friendship. The talks are also expected to pave the way for President Xi’s state visit to the US in September.
 
June 26,2015
 
China's Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Wu Hailong on Wednesday said China co-sponsored a discussion on gender equality during a Human Rights Council (HRC) session.
 
The "Beijing+20: Gender Equality" side-event co-sponsored by China, Mexico, Denmark and Kenya is part of the HRC's 29th session taking place from June 15 to July 3 this year.
 
June 26,2015
 
China published a report on the United States' human rights situation on Friday.
 
The report, titled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2014," was released by the Information Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, in response to "the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices" issued by the U.S. State Department on June 25 local time.

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