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Beijing set its minimum wage standard at 18.70 yuan ($2.9) per hour from September 28, the highest in the country, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) said on Tuesday.
Yu Zhengsheng, China's top political advisor, said on Thursday that long-term stability and security are the top priorities in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. He stressed that counterterrorism will be the focus of the local government's work.
The average Chinese worker puts in somewhere between 2,000 and 2,200 hours each year. That compares to a UK average of 1,677 hours last year according to an essay of the Guardian “How hard does China work?” Hunt suggested Britons needed to pull up their socks and work hard“in the way that Asian economies are prepared to work hard”.
But Chinese work hours have been falling for at least three decades, said Li Chang’an, a labor economist at Beijing’s University of International Business and Economics. “Since the 1980s and 1990s, Chinese workers have been working shorter and shorter hours,”Li said, pointing to improved labour laws, improved productivity and the introduction of two-day weekends.
Oct. 10, 2015
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday put forward a six-pronged proposal for the next-stage development of China-U.S. relations.
Xi made the suggestions in his talks with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, which culminated his four-day first state visit to the United States.
China will work hard to lift about 70 million people in rural areas out of poverty by the end of 2020, a senior official from the government's top task force on eliminating poverty said on Monday.
Leaders of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will gather from Oct. 26 to 29 in Beijing to discuss the development plan for the next five years.
The fifth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee was scheduled at a meeting of the Political Bureau, presided over by the CPC Central Committee general secretary Xi Jinping.
The 9th China-Netherlands Human Rights Dialogue was co-hosted from October 8 to 9 in the Netherlands by Liu Hua, Special Representative for Human Rights Affairs of China’s Foreign Ministry and Kees Van Baar, Human Rights Ambassador of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign affairs, judicial and security officials from the two countries attended the dialogue.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Czech counterpart Lubomír Zaorálek on October 12 in Prague, capital of Czech Republic.
They exchanged views on economic and trade cooperation between the two countries and reached broad consensus.
China will gradually postpone its statutory retirement age, as its workforce retires the earliest in the world, said an official on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security is set to publicize a reform plan on postponing the statutory retirement age, said minister Yin Weimin.
The central government will ensure the supply of tap water to 80 percent of the rural population living in poverty-stricken counties by 2020, an official said on Thursday.
Chen Zongrong, vice director of the State Administration for Religious Affair (SARA) met with the U.S. delegation led by Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor on October 14, 2015. Officials from the SARA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the American Embassy in China attended the meeting.
Oct. 16, 2015
China on Thursday criticized the U.S. State Department's annual religious freedom report, urging the country to stop interfering in China's internal affairs under the pretext of religious issues.
Chinese officials stressed international cooperation to relieve poverty worldwide while encouraging developing countries to learn from its own experience on Saturday.
"China has intensified cooperation with developing countries in poverty relief in recent years, marking a step further from merely sharing experience and expanding," said Tan Weiping, deputy head of the International Poverty Reduction Center of China.
China's hard battle against poverty has not only benefited its own development but has been a major boon globally by reducing the global impoverished population, aiding less developed regions and providing useful experience to other countries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged more support policies on Friday to lift its poor people above the poverty line by 2020, when addressing the Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum held in Beijing to mark the 23rd International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Saturday. The day also marks China's second National Poverty Relief Day.
Xi said China will work with the government and the public to fight the battle against poverty.
Xi Jinping's state visit to Britain from October 19 to 23 is important in itself, clearly illustrates the basis for mutually beneficial relations between different countries and shows principles for overcoming problems between states.
A comprehensive guide to China's efforts to alleviate poverty was released on Saturday in Beijing on the 23rd International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
The yearbook produced by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China recorded China's accomplishments in 2014. The English version will be released soon.
The number of organ transplants has hit a record high this year after voluntary organ donations became the only legitimate source. During the first nine months, the number of deceased organ donors reached over 2000 with more than 6000 organs donated. In addition, the number of living-donor (family members) transplantation reached more than 8000. Meanwhile, the quality of transplants has greatly improved.
China’s per capita disposable income reached 16,367 yuan, a nominal growth of 9.2 percent year-on-year or a real growth of 7.7 percent after deducting price factors, which was 0.1 percentage point higher than that in the first half of the year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed on Monday.
Per capita disposable income of urban residents reached 23,521 yuan, a nominal growth of 8.4 percent year-on-year or a real growth of 6.8 percent after deducting price factors. Per capita disposable income of rural residents reached 8,297 yuan, a nominal growth of 9.5 percent year-on-year or a real growth of 8.1 percent .
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will train more than 320,000 farmers during the slack farming season from October to April 2016, local authorities said Tuesday.
Surplus rural labors who are willing to seek employment in towns and cities can participate in the six-month training which involves language and working skills, such as decoration, vehicle repair, dress making and hand knitting, according to the regional department of human resources and social security.
After training, they are able to work in factories and enterprises in coastal provinces, or find a job in local plants, restaurants and hotels.
Ambassador Liu Xiaoming at the BBC thing as brand program "Newsnight" (Newsnight) studio to accept the show host Evan Davis (Evan Davis) live interview, Chairman Xi Jinping's state visit to Britain introduced the situation and answer questions about the Chinese economy, network security, Sino-British trade and economic and investment cooperation, human rights questions.
More than 53,000 couples in Beijing have applied for a second child since the city changed its birth control policy in early 2014.
By the end of September, 53,034 couples in Beijing had submitted applications, among which 48,392 couples were approved. Of the potential mothers, 57 percent were aged between 31 and 35 years old.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will convene the fifth plenary session of its 18th Central Committee to outline the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) for national development on Monday, with extraordinary achievements in the 12th plan period (2011-2015).
During the past five years, China has made major progress in various sectors despite complicated international environment. The economy has kept growing steadily, the society remains harmonious and stable, and various reforms have been carried out to offer impetus for China's sustainable development.
Xi told the press conference: “Coming to the human rights issue, China attaches greate importance to human rights. We have found a path suited to China’s conditions.”
Xi stressed that "there is always room for improvement in the world. China is ready to increase co-operation with UK and other countries over human rights. The majority of the people of a country have the decisive voice in human rights issues.”
There are large numbers of regulatory documents that are enacted by administrative bodies at all levels with different binding force. They play an important role in administrative laws, but they are not regarded as “laws.”
More than 85.7 percent of them are "fairly" or "relatively happy", according to a newly published report on the happiness index of women in Shanghai.
Most women in Shanghai think that happiness comes from one's own physical and mental health. Only 12.5 per cent of respondents are of the opinion that happiness comes from high income and a wealthy life.
Oct. 30, 2015
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has decided on the country's course for the next five years, targeting medium-high economic growth, highlighting innovation and abandoning the decades-long one-child policy, after a key meeting on Thursday.