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|Aug. 6, 2015
China on Thursday asked Malaysia to continue investigating the cause of the MH370 accident after the Malaysian side confirmed that debris found last week belonged to the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
The Chinese government expresses grief and sorrow for those on board, and extends profound sympathy and condolences to their families, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement.
According to the Xinjiang Daily, China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region will introduce a unified system for issuing and managing passports. Passport application requirements and handling procedures will be simplified, and all residents in the region will enjoy equal treatment. The new policy quickly became a heated topic in Xinjiang society, and a highly welcome one.
Huge explosions hit an industrial area in northern Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, triggering a blast wave felt kilometres away and injuring scores of people.
Seventeen people have been confirmed dead, 32 are in critical condition, at least another 400 injured as of 6:30 am Thursday after an explosion ripped through a warehouse in Tianjin City, according to police authority.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have urged all-out efforts to save the injured and minimize casualties in the Tianjin blast.
In an instruction, President Xi ordered local authorities in Tianjin to spare no effort to treat the injured, search for the missing and contain the fire. Xi and Li also commanded a work group led by Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun to direct rescue operation and emergency response.
China and the United States have held the 19th Human Rights Dialogue here to discuss the human rights situations in both countries and exchanged views in a candid and professional manner, the Chinese delegation said Friday.
On August 13, the 19th Sino-US Human Rights Dialogue was held in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai delivered opening speeches.
The two sides exchanged views on new progress in human rights, human rights concepts and legal issues, multilateral human rights cooperation, rights and obligations of free speech, religious freedom, anti-racial discrimination, counter-terrorism and fighting extremism. Both sides believe this dialogue will further enhance mutual understandings.
Human rights issue should not dominate the meeting next month between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama, said Li Junhua, director-general of the Department of International Organizations and Conference of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the 19th China-US Human Rights Dialogue which closed on August 14 in Washington.
More than 142 billion yuan (22.1 billion U.S. dollars) was allocated to student assistance programs in 2014, up 19.92 percent year on year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday.
A crackdown on “cyber crime” by Chinese authorities appeared to reach a new level on Tuesday when police said they had arrested 15,000 people for online security violations.
Whether it’s the currency devaluation or the stock market rout, the economic news coming out of China seems unremittingly negative – and that’s not to mention the horrific explosions in Tianjin.
But here’s some good news. Yet-to-be-released data shows that China has all but eradicated urban poverty. For a country with huge numbers of poor people streaming into its cities, many of whom living initially in conditions of abject misery, this is an extraordinary success. It has been achieved, in large part, because of a government subsidy paid to urban dwellers to bring incomes up to a minimum level of 4,476 yuan ($700 or ￡446).
China published its first national guideline on organ donation on Saturday to better regulate the process and further raise public awareness.
Chinese legislators are working on a law specifically for domestic violence that highlights prevention and introduces habeas corpus, bringing traditionally silent victims under protection of law.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more attention to teenage development on Tuesday, saying their development bears upon the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Xi made the remarks in a written instruction at a conference that was held in Beijing to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of China Working Committee for Caring for the Next Generation.
The President urged all staff to continue providing services for young Chinese, help them with ideological and moral cultivation, and educate the young generation to follow the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
China has topped Asian countries in organ donation numbers, with average organ donation being 2 per 1 million population (PMP), said Huang Jiefu, head of a national human organ donation and transplant committee in Guangzhou on Saturday, People's Daily Overseas Edition reported.
Some areas of Beijing, including several subway stations, will be restricted this week ahead of Thursday's big parade marking victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-1945).
Residents and vehicles will be forbidden from entering Tian'anmen Square and areas around it, including Zhongshan Park and Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace from Tuesday to Thursday, the Beijing Public Security Bureau's Traffic Managment Department posted on its website: www.bjjtgl.gov.cn.
Starting on Wednesday, traffic restrictions will extend to areas along Chang'an Avenue, such as Fuxingmen, Jianguo Road and Dawang Road. They will also target some places in northern Beijing's Changping district.
In the last decade, China’s serious gender imbalance has made headlines: millions of Chinese men are doomed to bachelorhood due to a shortage of women, with awful social consequences. The conventional wisdom is that this skewing — a sex ratio at birth far higher than the natural ratio of 105 males to 100 females — is caused simply and solely by China’s one-child policy. Given Chinese parents’ supposedly ancient cultural preference for sons, the argument goes, if they can only have one child, it had better be a boy. That the sex ratio started skewing around 1985, about five years into the new birth planning policy, seems proof enough. The claim’s logical conclusion is that abolishing the policy will eliminate China’s sex ratio imbalance.
China's top legislature has adopted a prisoner amnesty deal which will see thousands of war veterans as well as very old, young or infirm prisoners granted official pardons, in a move marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sept. 3.
China's top legislature on Saturday voted to repeal the crime of sex with underage prostitutes and reclassify it as rape, which would face a tougher punishment.