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October 31,2017   By:CSHRS

News-Clips (2017. 04-2017.05)

APRIL 2017

Over 100,000 New Organ Donors Register in China in 2016

China saw 104,538 new registered organ donors last year, almost 100 times more than in 2010.

Nearly 170,000 organ donors had registered as of the end of 2016, over 60 percent young or middle-aged, according to the China Organ Donation Administrative Centre.

– News on March 31

From: Xinhua

China Pledges Continued Reform to Improve Livelihood, Employment

China's State Council on Wednesday mapped out key tasks for economic system reform this year, stressing continued reform efforts to aid people's livelihood and prepare for the tough fight in ensuring employment.

– News on April 5

From: Xinhua

China Pledges to Improve Secondary Education Coverage

China aims to increase secondary education coverage nationwide to 90 percent or more by 2020 from 87.5 percent in 2016, the Ministry of Education announced on April 6.

– News on April 6

From: Xinhua

CSHRS Expert Attends UN Conference on Rights to Development

The United Nations Working Party Conference was held in Geneva from April 3 to April 7, 2017.

The conference focused on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the rights to development, drafted the international standards for the rights to development, and made preparations for the upcoming UN high-level political forum in July.

– News on April 11

From: chinahumanrights.org

Seminar on Rule of Law and Human Rights Held in Chongqing

The Comprehensively Advancing Rule of Law and China's Human Rights New Development Seminar was held in Chongqing Tuesday. It is hosted by China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and undertaken by Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL).

A total of 46 human rights experts and scholars attended this seminar.

– News on April 12

From: chinahumanrights.org

China Unveils 10-year Plan for Youth Development

Chinese central authorities released a detailed 10-year youth development plan Thursday, vowing better education, employment and healthcare for the nation's youth.

– News on April 14

From: Xinhua

Chinese Universities to Recruit More Poor Students

China's top-level universities will recruit more students from rural and poor regions in 2017, according to a circular by the Ministry of Education on April 14.

– News on April 14

From: Xinhua

China to Toughen Supervision over Food Safety

China will toughen supervision over food safety this year to ensure food quality "from the production line to the dining table".

The government will take the strictest standards, toughest supervision, harshest punishment and the most serious accountability system to improve public food safety, according to a statement released by the State Council on April 14.

– News on April 14

From: Xinhua

China to Designate 2 Million Units of Public Housing in 2017

China will create 2 million units of public rental housing in 2017 to provide affordable housing for low-income people, said a senior official.

– News on April 18

From: Xinhua

China Releases New Employment Policies

China will move to increase job creation and encourage entrepreneurship as employment pressure rises, according to a government document released on April 19.

The document, approved by the State Council, China's cabinet, underlined the importance of job creation, urging policy makers to work out more pro-job policies.

– News on April 19

From: Xinhua

Reforms Cut Costs and Improve Services

Markups on drug prices have been abolished in the capital's hospitals as part of a series of measures to provide better, targeted treatment at lower prices.

– News on April 21

From: China Daily

President Highlights Importance of Protecting the Environment

President Xi Jinping highlighted the importance of ecological protection and warned of "meaningless development at the cost of the environment".

– News on April 21

From: China Daily

China Treats 2 Million Impoverished Patients in 2016

Over 2 million impoverished patients were treated in China in 2016, said Wang Pei'an, deputy head of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) on April 21.

– News on April 22

From: Xinhua

Poor to Receive Help to Relieve the Burden of Disease

The top health department released a plan on Friday to ease the burden of disease in poor and remote areas.

The plan will cover about 20 million poverty-stricken people in 26 provincial regions, including Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan and Tibet, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

– News on April 22

From: China Daily

China, Africa Enhance Cooperation in Health

On April 24, 2017, China and African countries held a ministerial conference with the aim of stepping up China-Africa cooperation in health.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission Li Bin, and health ministers from 31 African countries attended the conference with the theme of  "China-Africa Health Cooperation, From Commitments to Actions".

– News on April 25

From: Xinhua

China Improves IPR Protection

China has taken steps to better protect intellectual property rights (IPR) as part of its larger effort to create a more innovative economy.

– News on April 25

From: Xinhua

China Seeks Breakthroughs in Combating Smog

China will increase research on smog in its battle against air pollution in Beijing and surrounding areas.

Government agencies, including environmental protection authority, academies and institutions will work together to integrate resources, according to reports of a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang on April 26.

Scientists working on anti-smog research may be given extra funding from the central budget.

The work will focus on causes of the heavy seasonal air pollution, emission control and health.

– News on April 26

From: Xinhua

China's Urban Unemployment Rate Hits Record 15-year Low

China's urban unemployment rate fell to 3.97 percent in the first quarter, the lowest rate since 2002, according to data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

– News on April 26

From: China Daily

China Pledges to Deepen Cooperation with South Africa on Women's Affairs

China is willing to deepen pragmatic cooperation with South Africa on women's affairs, said visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong here on April 26.

– News on April 27

From: Xinhua

China Launches Online Services for Elderly

A research institute on eldercare under the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs launched a website providing online services for senior citizens Friday.

The website offers services such as entertainment, finance, home care, shopping and travel.

– News on April 28

From: Xinhua

MAY 2017

China Considers National Anthem Law

Chinese lawmakers are drafting a bill on the use of the national anthem, the Commission for Legislative Affairs of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee said Monday.

– News on May 8

From: Xinhua

Priority Given to Children and Critically Ill Patients in Organ Sharing

Organ donation and transplantation in China aligns with China's national condition and follows relevant laws and the WHO's ethics principles, said Huang Jiefu, director of China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee.

Huang suggested that organ transplantation can be provided as a basic medical service to the public and included into the national basic medical and health service systems.

In addition, Huang called for reducing medical expenses for poor families and sticking to the principle of free and voluntary organ donation at the same time.

– News on May 9

From: chinahumanrights.org

China's Top Political Advisor Stresses Ethnic Solidarity and Religious Harmony

A top Chinese political advisor has called for ethnic solidarity and religious harmony during his visit to northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region from May 8 to May 10.

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, went to Guyuan City and Yinchuan City in Ningxia, home to many Chinese Muslims and people from the Hui ethnic minority group.

During his visit to a mosque in Yongning County, Yinchuan City, Yu said that the government should educate and guide believers to conduct their religious activities in accordance with the law and build harmonious relations.

– News on May 10

From: Xinhua

China to Promote Employment of College Graduates

Chinese central government has called for more efforts in helping college graduates get jobs or start businesses, according to statement issued after a national tele-conference on employment on May 10.

– News on May 10

From: Xinhua

China Steps up Efforts to Curb School Bullying

Schools across China are paying high attention to campus bullying and violence, according to a report published by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

To ensure school safety and address the problem of school bullying and student violence, schools across China have made various efforts according to their own conditions.

– News on May 11

From: chinahumanrights.org

China Calls for Accelerating Global Poverty Reduction

The international community needs to accelerate global poverty elimination and build a new-type cooperative relationship aimed for win-win results, urged Liu Jieyi, Chinese ambassador to the UN, at the general debate on poverty reduction on May 9.

– News on May 12

From: chinahumanrights.org

China to Expand Public Hospital Reform

China will expand reform within the country's public hospitals nationwide this year, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced on May 11.

– News on May 12

From: Xinhua

Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation Opens in Beijing

The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation opens in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony.

– News on May 14

From: Xinhua

Six BRF Thematic Sessions Held in Beijing

Thematic Session on Think Tank Exchanges is held at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2017. Six thematic sessions of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation were held here on Sunday.

– News on May 15

From: Xinhua

China to Extend Family Doctor Services to More Cities in 2017

Twenty seven provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China have issued guidelines or plans for promoting family doctor services, according to the top health authority.

– News on May 15

From:Xinhua

China to Offer More Job-hunting Students Subsidies

China upgraded the employment policy to offer a wider range of job-hunting students subsidies, according to a document issued by authorities on May 17.

– News on May 19

From: chinahumanrights.org

Premier Li Signs Regulation on Medical Device Supervision

Premier Li Keqiang has signed a revised regulation on the management and supervision of medical devices in order to standardize the use of large medical equipment and ensure safety.

The revision is aimed at promoting the reasonable allocation of medical resources and preventing medical institutions from abusing equipment to increase their earnings.

– News on May 19

From: Xinhua

China Vows to Protect Natural Wetlands

China now has 804 million mu of wetlands including about 700 million mu of natural wetlands. A wetland protection system centred on wetland natural reserves has been formed, with wetland protection rate reaching 46.98 percent.

– News on May 22

From: chinahumanrights.org

China to Share Poverty Reduction Experience with B&R Countries

"The international seminar on sharing China's experience in poverty alleviation with countries along the Belt and Road" was held in Beijing on May 18, attracting nearly 30 domestic and foreign experts and scholars.

– News on May 23

From: chinahumanrights.org

China to Further Support Private Healthcare Services

The State Council issued a circular that put forward opinions on encouraging development of diverse private healthcare services, in an attempt to meet people’s growing demand for healthcare and regulate the private medical market.

– News on May 23

From: english.gov.cn

China to Renovate 15 Million Dilapidated Homes from 2018 to 2020

China will renovate 15 million dilapidated homes from 2018 to 2020 to speed up its urbanization drive and improve people's livelihood.

– News on May 24

From: Xinhua

China Stresses International Cooperation on Law Enforcement, Security in Fighting Terrorism

China expects the international community to enhance cooperation on law enforcement and security management to better fight terrorism, top Chinese security official said on May 24.

Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, stressed the importance of anti-terrorism cooperation at a senior representative conference on international security affairs held in Moscow.

Representatives from 95 countries and international organizations attended the conference.

– News on May 25

From: Xinhua

China's Water Diversion Benefits 53 Million Residents

China's south-to-north water diversion project has benefited more than 53 million people in the cities of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei and Henan provinces, authorities said on May 26.

– News on May 26

From: Xinhua

Innovations Highlighted at China Poverty Reduction International Forum

The 2017 China Poverty Reduction International Forum was held on May 26 in Beijing. This event has attracted more than 100 participants from 7 countries, including officials, experts as well as representatives from international organizations, academia, business and NGOs. They had a series of in-depth discussions on how to develop poverty alleviation cases and share China's experience, in order to help other developing countries find their way out of poverty.

– News on May 26

From: china.org.cn

China Increases Funding for Poverty Alleviation

The Chinese government has allocated more than 140 billion yuan (about 20.4 billion U.S. dollars) this year to keep pace with the needs of poverty relief, said the Ministry of Finance on May 27.

– News on May 27

From: Xinhua

Cybersecurity Law Starts for Better Personal Information Protection

China's Cybersecurity Law will take effect on June 1, banning online service providers from collecting and selling users' personal information.

– News on May 29

From: Xinhua

China Sets Example for World Poverty Relief

China has set the developing countries a good example in poverty reduction, and China's poverty relief efforts are a remarkable human rights achievement.

– News on May 31

From: chinahumanrights.org

CSHRS Delegation Visits Brazil, Chile and Peru

A delegation of China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) led by Qiangba Puncog, chairman of the CSHRS and vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, visited Brazil, Chile and Peru from May 21 to May 31. The delegation held talks with parliaments, government departments, think tanks and universities of the three countries on human rights development.

– News on May 31

From: chinahumanrights.org