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May 11,2018   By:CSHRS

OCTOBER 2017

 

China’s national anthem law takes effect


On Oct. 1, China’s National Anthem Law came into force to ensure appropriate performance of the song.

China’s Good Samaritan law goes into effect


From: Xinhua

China’s Good Samaritan law went into effect on Oct. 1 to protect people who are ready to help others.
From: Xinhua

China lodges representations to Britain over remarks on HK affairs


China has lodged solemn representations to Britain over its foreign secretary’s re- marks on Hong Kong affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Oct. 12.
From: Xinhua

China launches legal assistance pilot program for all defendants


China has launched a pilot program to ensure every criminal defendant has ac- cess to a defense lawyer for their trial.
The Supreme People’s Court and the Ministry of Justice jointly released a docu- ment On Oct. 11 which stipulates that if a defendant has not retained a lawyer himself/ herself, the court should inform legal assistance agencies to appoint a defence counsel for the defendant.

“Healthy China” on the way


From: Xinhua

Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, China has beefed up efforts to re- form its medical and health care system, with the proportion of health care expenses borne by individuals reaching a 20-year record low and over 95 percent of the whole population being covered by medical insurance.
From: chinahumanrights.org
 

WB president: China’s poverty alleviation experience offers lessons for the world


China’s experience in poverty alleviation and economic development offers les- sons for other middle income countries, said Jin Yong, president of the World Bank, at
 

a press conference on October 12, 2017.


From: chinahumanrights.org

18th  CPC Central Committee concludes 7th plenum


The four-day Seventh Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Com- munist Party of China (CPC) concluded in Beijing with a communique issued on Oct. 14.

China steps up efforts to improve education


From: Xinhua

Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, China has made great strides in ed- ucation, with the kindergarten enrollment rate reaching 77.4 percent, the rate of com- pulsory education 93.4 percent and the gross admission rate for high school education
87.5 percent.
From: chinahumanrights.org

CPC opens 19th  national congress as China enters “new era”


On Oct. 18, the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened as socialism with Chinese characteristics enters a “New Era.”

Xinjiang cultural delegation visits France


From: Xinhua

A cultural exchange delegation from northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Auton- omous Region visited France from October 19th to 21st. The delegation held in-depth discussions with French officials, scholars, and overseas Chinese during the three-day visit.
From: chinahumanrights.org

CPC congress concludes, opening new chapter for new era


The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC)  concluded on Oct. 24, enshrining Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the Party Constitution and installing a new Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
 

China’s Xinjiang cultural exchange delegation visits US


From: Xinhua

A delegation from China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region concluded its two-day visit to Houston, Texas of the United States on Oct. 27, with the aim of enhancing mu- tual understanding.

From: Xinhua

Chinese lawmakers to review draft amendments to criminal law


The 30th  session of the 12th  National People’s Congress Standing Committee will

be held from Oct. 30th to Nov. 4th, when a series of draft amendments will be reviewed including a new amendment to the Criminal Law.

From: chinahumanrights.org

China makes great progress in climate change mitigation


“China will continue to play its role as a major participant, contributor and pio- neer in promoting global ecological progress,” said Xie Zhenhua, China’s special rep- resentative on climate change, at a press conference on Oct. 31.

From: chinahumanrights.org
 
 
NOVEMBER 2017
 

China’s judicial reform seeks rights guarantee for judges


Chinese judges have faced “notably less” interference from officials both out of and within the judicial system, said Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, when reporting the de- velopment of judicial reforms to the top legislature on Nov. 1, 2017.

From: Xinhua

China reports lowest urban unemployment rate since 2008: official


The registered unemployment rate in Chinese cities stood at 3.95 percent at the end of the third quarter, the lowest level since 2008, official data showed.

China created 10.97 million jobs in the first nine months, 300,000 more than the same period last year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) announced on Nov. 1, 2017.

China sees first drop in number of impoverished counties


From: Xinhua

With 28 counties casting off poverty this year, China shortened its list of poorest counties for the first time in more than 30 years, a concrete step toward delivering on the country’s goal of completely eliminating poverty by 2020.

China begins to better serve migrant workers


From: Xinhua

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has started overhaul of measures to protect the rights and interests of migrant workers.
To expand urbanization, the cabinet announced last year that 100 million mi- grants will be settled in cities by 2020.

China leads in G20 low carbon governance: report


From: Xinhua

China ranks fourth on the latest G20 low carbon governance list because of  its

 
 
advanced policies and actions, while the US drops to 17th after pulling out of the Paris Agreement.

From: People’s Daily Online

China publishes draft supervision law to solicit public opinion


On Nov. 7, China’s top legislature published the draft law on supervision to solic- it public opinion.

From: Xinhua
 

China’s employment hits 776 million by 2016, surpassing total popu- lation of Europe


China’s employment hit 776 million by the end of 2016, surpassing the gross population of Europe, according to statistics by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS), People’s Daily reported on Nov. 7.
From: People’s Daily Online

China to achieve “zero poverty” goal: UNDP official


Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, China has made great achievements in poverty alleviation. More than 60 million people have been lifted out of poverty and poverty occurence has declined from 10.2 percent to less than 4 percent.

Veres, Country Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), said over the past 30 years China’s economy has witnessed rapid growth and China has made great contribution to poverty reduction both home and abroad. From 2013 to 2016, more than 10 million rural residents shook off poverty each year. China is on the way towards a “zero poverty” country.

From: chinahumanrights.org

Xi congratulates journalists association on 80th anniversary


Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday called on journalists to strengthen their con- fidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
From: Xinhua
 

Public legal services to cover all the disabled in China


By 2020, a network for public legal services will be established to cover all the disabled in China, according to Opinions on improving public legal services for the disabled during the period of 13th Five-year Plan (hereinafter referred to as the Opin- ions) issued recently by the Ministry of Justice.

From: chinahumanrights.org
 

Xi, Trump agree on leading role of head-of-state diplomacy in Si- no-U.S. ties


On Nov. 9, Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting U.S. President Donald

 
 
Trump agreed on maintaining the strategic leading role of head-of-state diplomacy in developing bilateral relations.

President urges’ open development’ in APEC speech


From: Xinhua

President Xi Jinping once again highlighted the importance of open economies and inclusive development for a new round of global prosperity on Nov. 11, the sec- ond day of his attendance at APEC events.

 

Special employment policies urged to address poverty


From: China Daily

Special employment policies should be adopted to address deep-rooted poverty in some regions, said Zhang Yizhen, deputy minister of the Ministry of Human Re- sources and Social Security.

5.53 million impoverished people in China had been employed by the end of Oc- tober, which is a remarkable achievement, Zhang said on Nov. 13.

From: chinahumanrights.org

China’s success offers lessons for developing countries


China’s economic success has supported global growth and its experience will help more countries to realize sustainable development, said Nicholas Rosellini, the representative of UNDP in China, on Nov. 11.

China to standardize elderly care services


From: chinahumanrights.org

The Chinese government has released draft rules on elderly care institutions to standardize practices and services.

The Ministry of Civil Affairs rules will be online for public consultation until Nov. 12.

From: Xinhua
 

4th meeting of China-EU high-level people-to-people dialogue held in Shanghai


On Nov. 14, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Tibor Navracsics, EU Com- missioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, co-chair the fourth meeting of Chi- na-EU High-level People-to-people Dialogue in Shanghai, east China.

From: chinahumanrights.org
 

Culture of west China hailed in Los Angeles


On Nov. 13, the Cultural Exploration of West China tour, part of the Experience China series, kicked off in Los Angeles to showcase the colorful cultures of west Chi- na.

From: en.tibetol.cn

Rules would tighten online drug sales


Drugstore chains will be forbidden from selling prescription medicines on the internet, according to a draft regulation released by the China Food and Drug Admin- istration.

Culture of West China on show in San Diego


From: China Daily

The Cultural Exploration of West China in the US, part of the cultural event “Ex- perience China in 2017”, kicked off in San Diego, California on Nov. 14.

From: chinahumanrights.org

Documentaries on west China screened in Los Angeles


Documentaries Born in China and The Third Polar featuring nature and people in west China were screened on the evening Nov. 15 at Edwards Cinema in Los Angeles.

From: chinahumanrights.org

Health of women, children in China keeps improving: statistics

The health of women and children in China has been improving, according to the latest statistics.
“The health of women and infants is extremely important for the health of man- kind, and China has made improvements in the regard in recent years,” said Peng Jiong with the United Nations Population Fund.

From: Xinhua

7th China-U.S. Judicial and Human Rights Seminar held in New York The 7th China-U.S. Judicial and Human Rights Seminar co-sponsored by China Foundation for Human Rights Development and the National Committee on  US-China Relations was held in New York on Nov. 14 and 15.

From: chinahumanrights.org

Culture of west China enchants San Francisco

The Cultural Exploration of West China in the US, part of the cultural event “Ex- perience China in 2017”, kicked off in San Francisco on Nov. 16.

From: chinahumanrights.org

Americans get a glimpse of west China in San Francisco

The cultural event Experience China 2017 − A Glimpse of West China kicked off
in San Francisco, California on Nov. 16.

From: chinahumanrights.org
 

Chinese deputy Consul General in San Francisco attends Movie Show of West China

Documentaries Born in China and The Third Polar featuring nature and people in west China were screened in San Francisco on November 17-19, 2017. Chinese deputy Consul General Cha Liyou, Cultural Counsellor Xiao Xiayong, overseas Chi- nese Fangli Bangqin, David W. Ewing, chairman of the National U.S.-China People’s Friendship Association San Francisco Branch as well as teachers and students from San Francisco State University attended the event.

China’s organ donations up 30 pct. in 2017


From: chinahumanrights.org

A healthcare official said Tuesday that 4,529 organ donations took place in China this year, a 30 percent increase year on year.

From: Xinhua

UNICEF partners with China to improve children’s well − being


China’s development has benefited tens of millions of children. The United Na- tions International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been working closely with the Chi- nese government to guarantee more children enjoy health and education benefits. This conforms to China’s aim of solving the contradiction between unbalanced and inad- equate development and the people’s ever-growing needs for a better life, said Justin Forsyth, UNICEF’s deputy executive director.

China takes the lead in safe blood supply


From: chinahumanrights.org

China takes the lead in blood safety and availability, according to the recently released 2016 Global Status Report on Blood Safety and Availability by the World Health Organization.

From: chinahumanrights.org

China secures guardianship for 760,000 left-behind children

From November 2016 to mid-November this year, 760,000 previously unsu- pervised “left-behind children” in China’s rural areas were placed in the custody of guardians, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said on the International Children’s Day which falls on Nov. 20.

From: Xinhua

China’s HKSAR to elect 36 deputies to national legislature


On Nov. 22, The Conference for Electing Deputies of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) con- vened its first plenary session in preparation for electing 36 deputies to China’s top legislature.
 

China’s health literacy on stable rise



From: Xinhua

In 2016, the health literacy rate of the Chinese people reached 11.58 percent, increasing 5.1 percent and 1.33 percent compared with 2008 and 2015 respectively, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org

China takes lead in climate change cooperation


Natural disasters caused by climate change have severe consequences in recent years, making climate change an urgent issue faced by human beings.

China is actively conducting south-south cooperation on climate change to  build a green and clean world.

“China adheres to peaceful development and build a commu- nity of shared future for mankind,” said President Xi Jinping.

From: chinahumanrights.org

 

China should push “toilet revolution”: Xi


China should continue to upgrade the country’s toilets as part of its “toilet rev- olution” aimed at developing domestic tourism and improving people’s life quality, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

From: Xinhua

State Council dispatches inspectors to kindergartens nationwide


The State Council, China’s cabinet, has dispatched a team of inspectors to check on teacher ethics and work styles across the country, in an effort to prevent child abuse in kindergartens.

The State Council’s office for education supervision issued a notice on Nov. 24 ordering special inspections of all kindergartens across the country.

China’s social insurance fund sees surplus in 2016



From: Xinhua

China’s social insurance fund had a surplus of 650.8 billion yuan (about 99 bil- lion U.S. dollars) in 2016, the Ministry of Finance said in a final accounts report on Nov. 28.

Int’l human rights seminar focuses on peace


From: Xinhua

The 3rd International Seminar on Human Rights and Museology was opened in east China’s Nanjing Tuesday, where scholars discussed the protection of peace and human rights ahead of the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.

From: Xinhua
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