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Beijing again vowed that it would strongly rein in its population growth and set a ceiling of 23 million as the capital grapples with a shortage of water resources and a looming limit in carrying capacity.
On November 30, 2015, the 34th China-EU Human Rights Dialogue was held in Beijing. The dialogue was co-chaired by Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry Li Junhua and Managing Director for Asia-Pacific Department of the European External Action Service Ugo Astuto of the EU, and attended by representatives from Supreme People's Court, the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), State Ethnic Affairs Commission, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Ministry of Environmental Protection, National Health and Family Planning Commission and State Administration of Religious Affairs. Both sides exchanged views on new progress and cooperation in human rights area, human rights and environmental protection, social integration and human rights and other issues, holding that the dialogue was candid, comprehensive and deep and promoted mutual understanding.
A green book on population and labor has advised authorities to postpone the statutory retirement age to 65 starting in 2018, Chinanews.com reported.
China is mulling measures to assist the 13 million people who haven't been registered in its household system,also known as "hukou". The issue was one of the major topics at a meeting of the Ministry of Public Security held over the weekend.
Beijing's urban planning authority plans to include accommodations for breast-feeding mothers in 15 new subway stations that are planned for construction over the next five years, Beijing News reported on Dec.3.
The first China-Europe Human Rights Forum was held at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France on December 4, 2015.
Chinese and European experts, scholars and legal personnel attended the Forum and exchanged views on child protection.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council released a poverty alleviation instruction on Dec.7.
The document followed a high-profile conference on the issue in Beijing late in November, during which the leadership pledged measures to help lift the country's remaining 70 million poor out of poverty by 2020.
“China has made great progress in protecting political rights and other human rights. In the long run, China is making progress in its human rights cause,” Stephen A. Orlins, President of the National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) said to CRI Online when he attended the Sixth Sino-American Dialogue on the Rule of Law and Human Rights .
The Sixth Sino-American Dialogue on the Rule of Law and Human Rights was held in Beijing on December 7 and 8, 2015. The theme of the dialogue is “building a country based on rule of law and promoting human rights protection”.
More than 40 law and human rights experts from China and the US attended the Dialogue and held extensive talks on human rights protection.
Experts from China and the United States held talks on various human rights topics during the Sixth Sino-American Dialogue on Rule of Law and Human Rights in Beijing.
The two-day event, which started on Monday, brought together 40 experts, scholars, judges and lawyers from the two countries to discuss protecting the interests of people involved in legal cases, human rights protection in judicial reform and guiding lawyers to contribute to the judicial system.
From next year, an interim regulation on China's residence permit system will ensure access to basic public services while encouraging local governments to provide better services.
With China's 13th Five-year Plan beginning next year, the focus of reform will start with addressing the quality of ordinary people's lives.
The central government has launched a national campaign to evaluate basic school conditions and oversee billions of yuan in renovation projects in an effort to improve education in areas with high poverty.
China's first counter domestic violence law may include emotional or psychological abuse and cover cohabitation in order to bring more traditionally silent abuse victims under protection, a new draft read.
Dec. 28, 2015
Chinese lawmakers adopted an amended family planning law on Dec.27, a historic move allowing all couples to have two children amid efforts of balancing the country's population structure.
Dec. 28, 2015
Chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang said China's first counter-terrorism law was key part of a law system to ensure national security.
Dec. 29, 2015
China has created more than 64 million new jobs for urban residents since 2011, topping the government target of 45 million for the five-year period, an official said on Dec.28.
Dec. 29, 2015
China has provided more than 140 billion yuan (21.6 billion U.S. dollars) to low-income residents over the past 11 months of 2015, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) on Dec.28.


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