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April 24,2018   By:CSHRS
AUGUST 2017
 
Xi’s inspiring speech brings confidence to Chinese nation
 
President Xi Jinping’s speech at a high-level workshop has inspired confidence for the nation to create a moderately prosperous society and achieve the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese “blue helmets” safeguard int’l peace, stability
 
As a responsible stakeholder on global peace and stability, China has deployed its armed forces in the past 27 years to take part in dozens of international peacekeeping missions in accordance with related UN mechanisms.
 
Tasked with preserving peace, promoting reconciliation and facilitating reconstruction, the Chinese blue helmets have significantly stepped up their engagement and ranked among the world’s top contributors.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to raise public awareness on disability prevention
 
Chinese authorities called for the raising of people’s awareness of disabilities ahead of the country’s first disability prevention day which falls on Aug. 25, according to an official circular.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China’s organ transplantations to top the world in 2020: expert
 
China is set to see the most organ transplantations in the world in 2020, an expert said Aug. 3, 2017.
 
A total of 2,866 organ donations took place in China from January to July in 2017, a 33 percent increase on a yearly basis, according to Huang Jiefu, chairman of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee (COTDF).
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to launch new round of environmental inspections
 
China will soon launch a new round of central environmental inspections covering eight provincial-level areas, as the country finishes nationwide investigations into local environmental protection efforts, according to an official statement on Aug. 7, 2017.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China marks 70th anniversary of earliest autonomous region
 
Celebrations are ongoing to mark the 70th anniversary of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the first province-level ethnic autonomous region in China.
 
From: Xinhua
 
International students experience Qinghai culture
 
On August 1, the “2017 International Students Focus on China” culture tour, guided by the State Council Information Office (SCIO), kicked off in Xining, Qinghai Province, in western China. A total of 26 international students from Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, and Communication University of China participated in the fifteen-day cultural experience event. The students, hailing from 16 countries, visited museums, universities and tourist attractions in the province.
 
From: China SCIO
 
Xi urges all-out relief work after 7.0-magnitude quake hits SW China
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to rapidly organize relief work and rescue the injured people after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China’s private hospitals double in six years
 
China had 16,900 private hospitals as of April 2017, accounting for 57.2 percent of all hospitals in China.

The number of private hospitals in China has doubled since 2011, according to China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC).
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to continue efforts to implement UN 2030 Agenda: President Xi
 
President Xi Jinping said China will continue its efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promote national development in a more efficient, fair, and sustainable way.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China’s foreign aid eyes common development
 
China’s foreign aid to other developing countries has maintained steady growth with emphasis on poverty alleviation, infrastructure construction and ecological protection, which manifests China’s advanced philosophy in implementing foreign aid.
 
As the world’s largest developing country, China has been always providing possible assistance to other developing countries under the South-South Cooperation framework, in order to help them reduce poverty, improve livelihood and develop together.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Tsinghua University opens green channel to help poor students
 
A total of 92 freshmen of Tsinghua University have got student loans through a college green channel by August 25, 2017.

In the past 20 years, Tsinghua has helped 5,380 students finish their university study with a loan of 33.8 million yuan.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China to launch inspection on cyber security law enforcement
 
China’s top legislature will launch a round of inspections on the enforcement of a cyber security law and information protection regulation, according to a statement made by the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee on Aug. 25, 2017.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China lifts 13.9 million people out of poverty each year
 
China lifted an average of 13.9 million people out of poverty each year from 2012 to 2016, and the annual per capita income in impoverished rural areas has grown 10.7 percent every year, according to a report from the State Council on Aug. 29, 2017.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China mulls greater support to healthcare industry
 
The Chinese government plans to further promote the development of healthcare industry to meet the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population.
 
From: Xinhua
 
CPC expected to convene 19th National Congress on Oct. 18
 
The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is expected to convene on Oct. 18 in Beijing.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Interview: China’s anti-corruption drive highly praised by global campaigner
 
China’s serious efforts to stamp out of corruption from the country has received high appreciation from a global anti-corruption organization, saying China has led global anti-graft drive by demonstrating real examples.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China adopts national anthem law
 
China’s top legislature on Friday passed a national anthem law to ensure appropriate use of the song.
 
From: Xinhua
 
SEPTEMBER 2017
 
Peng Liyuan attends AIDS control activity with foreign guests
 
Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, invited foreign guests to an advocacy activity on HIV/AIDS control in the southeastern city of Xiamen on Sept. 5, 2017.
 
The activity, held at Xiamen University, aims to raise public awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention and control, especially among young people, and eliminate discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, Peng said.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Peng Liyuan attends award ceremony for UNESCO education prize
 
Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, attended an award ceremony for the Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Sept. 5, 2017.
 
From: Xinhua
 
BRICS to contribute more to global governance
 
Changes in the global landscape call for a solidified, stronger BRICS with better contribution to the global governance as the bloc of five emerging economies enters its second decade.
 
The 9th BRICS annual summit which was wrapped up on Tuesday in Xiamen has attracted worldwide attention to how Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will shape the bloc’s future course amid challenges and uncertainties stemming from global economic sluggishness, increased anti-globalization sentiments in Western countries, regional security and geopolitical blackswans, among others.
 
The bloc representing some 44 percent of the world population and 23 percent of the world economic volume is striving towards a stronger identity, a leading platform for South-South cooperation and a larger role in global governance.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China steps up efforts to promote education fairness
 
A total of 425 million grants totaling nearly 700 billion yuan (107 billion U.S. dollars) were made to students from 2012 to 2016, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Wednesday.
 
From: Xinhua
 
More disabled people receive allowance in China
 
By the end of March, 2017, China has basically achieved full coverage of allowances for the disabled.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China revises regulations on religious affairs
 
The State Council, China’s cabinet, released revised regulations on religious affairs on Thursday. The revisions protect freedom of religious belief, stipulating provision of public services for religious groups, schools and venues.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China’s top procuratorate increases int’l judicial cooperation
 
China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has signed more than 130 bilateral cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding with 98 overseas judicial organs so far to improve handling of transnational crime.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Rates of entrepreneurship in China rise
 
The entrepreneurship rate of college graduates in China has reached 3 percent, much higher than the level (1.6 percent) in developed countries, said Wu Yan, director general of the Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education, at a press conference on the Finals of the 3rd China College Students’ “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition which will be held in Xidian University, northwest China’s Xi’an city on September 16-18, 2017.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China blazes a trail for human rights progress with Chinese characteristics: official
 
A senior Chinese official on Monday said here that China has blazed a trail for human rights development that has distinct Chinese features and made outstanding achievements in this field.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Seminar on right to peace held in Nanjing
 
The seminar on “The Philosophy and Practice of Right to Peace in China”, co-sponsored by China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and the Publicity Department of Jiangsu Province and organized by the Party School of Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) and Nanjing University, was held in Nanjing on Sept. 11, 2017.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Photo exhibition on human rights presents Chinese wisdom
 
The photo exhibition titled “For a Better Life of the People”, co-sponsored by the State Council Information Office (SCIO), Chinese Permanent Office to the UN at Geneva and delegation groups of international organizations in Switzerland, kicked off at the Palaise des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva on Sept. 11, 2017.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Chinese premier underscores support for free trade, globalization
 
All countries should support multilateral trade rules and stay committed to economic globalization for the growth of world economy, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sept. 12, 2017. Li made the comment when hosting the second “1+6” Roundtable with heads of major international economic institutions in Beijing.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Experts highlight right to development and community with a shared future for mankind in Geneva
 
Experts attending a side-event of the ongoing 36th UN Human Rights Council Session on Wednesday highlighted the right to development and the concept of a community of shared future for mankind during their discussion.
 
From: Xinhua
 
UN official: China expected to play a bigger role in international affairs

“China has been playing a vital role in the United Nations and I expect China to play a bigger role in the global multi-polar system and international affairs,” said Miroslav Lajcak on Wednesday, the newly inaugurated president of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.
 
President Lajcak said he highly recognizes Chinese president Xi Jinping’s “one for all and all for one” idea in international partnerships and China’s proposal of building an international order of multilateralism with the UN as the core.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
More Chinese concepts put into UN resolutions
 
As China develops and contributes more to the global governance, a slew of Chinese concepts reflecting Chinese wisdom have been incorporated into UN resolutions.

On September 11, the principle of “broad consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits” was put into a UN resolution approved by the 71st UN General Assembly.

The 71st General Assembly called for all member countries to improve global economic governance under the principle.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China promotes global recognition of right to peace
 
The seminar titled “The Philosophy and Practice of Right to Peace in China”, which was co-sponsored by China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and the Publicity Department of Jiangsu Province and organized by the Party School of Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) and Nanjing University, was held on September 11 in Nanjing University.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China joins action on desertification
 
China will join hands with countries taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative to fight against desertification, further strengthen technological cooperation and promote exchanges to boost green economies in the region.
 
From: China Daily
 
China to become high-income country: People’s Daily
 
China will avoid the middle income trap and become a high-income country, said an article published by People’s Daily on Sept. 17. 
 
From: People’s Daily Online
 
China says human rights dialogue should be constructive, not shaming

On Sept.15, 2017,China said countries should carry out constructive dialogue and cooperation in the field of human rights. Speaking at the 36th session of the UN human rights council, China said the international community should work “hand-in-hand” but avoid naming and shaming, exert public pressure, politicization, and double standards when it comes to human rights issues.
 
From: Xinhua
 
2nd China-Arab Women’s Forum held in Beijing
 
The second China-Arab Women’s Forum, sponsored by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF), was held in Beijing on Sept. 19, 2017. 
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China has one of the lowest murder rates in the world
 
Homicide rate in China is one of the lowest in the world, said the country’s top security chief. “The homicide rate in China in 2016 was 0.62 per 100,000 residents, better than most countries in the world.” said Meng Jianzhu, the Head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, during a national conference in Beijing.
 
From: People’s Daily Online
 
1st China Women’s Entrepreneurship Innovation Contest held in Hangzhou
 
The final of the first China Women’s Entrepreneurship Innovation Contest co-sponsored by the All-China Women’s Federation and the government of Zhejiang Province was held in Hangzhou on September 20, 2017.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Chinese human rights delegation visits Italy
 
The delegation of China Foundation for Human Rights Development (CFHRD), headed by Huang Mengfu, former vice-chairman of the 11th CPPCC National Committee and chairman of the CFHRD, visited Italy from Sept. 21 to 23.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China Focus: China’s vision of global security applauded by other countries 
 
On Sept. 26, 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposal at the opening ceremony of the 86th Interpol General Assembly was applauded by police organizations of other countries.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese human rights delegation visits Czech Republic
 
The delegation of China Foundation for Human Rights Development (CFHRD), headed by Huang Mengfu, former vice-chairman of the 11th CPPCC National Committee and chairman of the CFHRD, visited the Czech Republic from Sept. 24 to 25.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Chinese human rights delegation visits Britain
 
The delegation of China Foundation for Human Rights Development (CFHRD) wrapped up its three-day visit to Britain on Sept. 28, 2017.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China issues white paper on public health
 
The Chinese government published a white paper on public health on Sept. 29, 2017, stressing that health is a precondition for the survival of humanity and the development of human society. The white paper, released by the State Council Information Office, introduced facts about the development of public health as an essential element of human rights in China.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China marks 20th anniversary of new criminal law
 
A symposium to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the promulgation of China’s new Criminal Law was held on Sept. 23 in Beijing.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Chinese leaders pay tribute to national heroes at Tian’anmen Square
 
President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders paid tribute and laid floral baskets to the Monument to the People’s Heroes at Tian’anmen Square on Sept. 30, 2017. China’s top legislature approved Sept. 30 as Martyrs’ Day in 2014 to commemorate those who lost their lives for national independence and prosperity.
 
From: Xinhua
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