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June 28,2018   By:CSHRS

NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER 2017

CEO of Save the Children:  China makes great progress in protecting children's rights

“China has made tremendous progress in improving children's living conditions over the past 40 years,” said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children, an international organization focused on child protection, education and health, in an interview with China.org.cn on November 27, 2017.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

Top procuratorate urges strong action on crime against children

The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) of China released a circular on Nov. 30, 2017, telling all procuratorates to deal severely with crimes against kindergarten children, protect their rights and prevent such crimes from happening.
 

From: Xinhua

China, Canada agree to issue joint statement on climate change

On Dec. 4, 2017, China and Canada agreed to issue a joint statement on climate change and clean growth during the second meeting of the Annual Dialogue between the Chinese premier and the Canadian prime minister.
 

From: Xinhua

China to further promote government information sharing and disclosure

China will further integrate government information systems and enable more information disclosure on the allocation of public resources, according to a decision made at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Dec. 6, 2017.
 

From: Xinhua

Chinese wisdom offers solutions to realizing right to development: African expert

Themed on “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Human Beings in the Area of Human Rights”, the 6th Cross-cultural Human Rights Seminar was held in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6, 2017.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

First South-South Human Rights Forum opens in Beijing

The first South-South Human Rights Forum kicked off in Beijing on Dec. 7, 2017. Themed on “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Human Beings: New Opportunity for South-South Human Rights Development,” the forum has gathered scholars and officials from over 70 countries to discuss rights issues.
 

From: CGTN

Xi calls for respect to developing countries' will in human rights development

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the international community to respect and reflect the will of the people in developing countries in human rights development.

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory message to the South-South Human Rights Forum, which opened in Beijing on Dec. 7, 2017.
 

From: Xinhua

China publishes documents about Nanjing Massacre ahead of memorial day

A slew of documents regarding the Nanjing Massacre were published in both paper and digital versions on Dec. 11, 2017.
 

From: Xinhua

China holds annual memorial for Nanjing Massacre victims

Chinese President Xi Jinping has attended the state memorial ceremony in the eastern city of Nanjing to mark the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.

In February 2014, China's top legislature designated December 13 as a national memorial day for the victims.
 

From: CGTN

China tightens supervision to promote regional balance in education

On Dec. 14, 2017, China began a new project to tighten supervision and assessment to narrow the education gap between the east and the central and western regions, according to the Ministry of Education.

From: Xinhua

China, Germany hold forum on human rights development in Beijing

The 2017 China-Germany Human Rights Development Forum was held in Beijing on December 14, 2017.

Experts from both countries discussed issues of protecting the rights and interests of special groups.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org
 

White paper hails “remarkable progress” in human rights protection

On Dec. 15, 2017, a white paper issued by China's State Council Information Office lauded “remarkable progress” in the law-based protection of human rights over the past five years.

According to the white paper, titled “New Progress in the Legal Protection of Human Rights in China,” the country has opened a new era of human rights protection.
 

From: Xinhua

China's major diseases medical insurance covers 1 billion people

China's major disease medical insurance now covers more than one billion people, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

On Dec. 17, 2017, the commission said it would work to ensure families with low incomes, senior citizens, juveniles and those with severe disabilities or severe diseases will receive proper medical treatment.
 

From: Xinhua

Country Report on Child Development in China 2017 issued

China Development Research Foundation issued its first comprehensive report on children's development in Beijing on Dec. 18, 2017.

The report titled “Country Report on the Child Development in China 2017” is focused on poverty reduction and children's early development.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

China promotes international education cooperation

China has established education partnership with 188 countries and regions in the past five years, said the Ministry of Education on Dec. 18, 2017.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

Seminar on China's human rights development in a new era held in Guangzhou

The seminar on the development of China's human rights cause in a new era, co-sponsored by China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and the Publicity Department of Guangdong Province, was held in south China's Guangzhou city on Dec. 19, 2017.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

China improves sexual and reproductive health of adolescents

A stack of measures have been taken in China to educate adolescents about sexual and reproductive health, said the China Family Planning Association on Dec. 19, 2017.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

China to take targeted measures to improve people's well-being

China will take targeted measures to address problems to improve the public's overall well-being in 2018, said a statement issued after the annual Central Economic Work Conference concluded on Dec. 20, 2017.
 

From: Xinhua

China has the world's largest middle-income population: key meeting

China has made historic economic achievements in the past five years, now with the largest middle-income population in the world, said a statement issued after the Central Economic Work Conference which ended on Dec. 20, 2017.
 

From: Xinhua

Employment hits record high, as 10mln new jobs are added

China's employment rate in the first three quarters of 2017 hit a record high, with more than 10 million new jobs added to the economy between January and September, according to a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
 

From: China Daily

China's rural education improves

The number of enrolled students receiving compulsory education in 2016 reached 142 million and 94.8578 million of them came from rural areas accounting for two thirds of the total, according to China's Rural Education Development Report in 2017 released by the Research Institute of Rural Education of Northeast Normal University on Dec. 25, 2017.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

President Xi delivers New Year speech vowing resolute reform in 2018

On Dec. 31, 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a New Year speech, vowing that China would resolutely carry out reform in 2018.
 

From: Xinhua

JANUARY 2018

China sees better nursing home services in 2017

China had improved services at nursing institutions for the elderly at the end of November 2017, Minister of Civil Affairs Huang Shuxian said on Jan. 2, 2018.
 

From: Xinhua

China's achievements in poverty alleviation reflects Chinese wisdom

“China has set an excellent example for the world in poverty alleviation and its achievements are unprecedented,” Rosen Plevnaliyev, former president of Bulgaria said in an exclusive interview on Jan. 4, 2018.
 

From: chinahuman rights.org

China leads the world in forest restoration

Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, China has seen great progress in developing and reforming the forest sector: forest resources enjoy the fastest growth worldwide and the system of national reserved forests has been preliminary established; more than 100,000 km2 of desertificated land have been rehabilitated and the construction of forest cities has been set as a national strategy, according to Zhang Jianlong, head of the State Forestry Bureau.
 

From: chinahuman rights.org

Chinese middle-income earners reach 300 mln, 30% of global total

China's mid-income class has reached 300 million, accounting for 30% of the middle-income group globally, reports Outlook Weekly, a magazine hosted by Xinhua News Agency.
 

From: chinaplus.cri.cn

Chinese authorities investigate Marriott questionnaire incident

Shanghai authorities have investigated Marriott International after the U.S.-based hotel corporation categorized Chinese territories as countries in a mail questionnaire, angering its Chinese members.

The cyberspace administration and market supervision bureau of Huangpu District said on Jan. 10 that they had conducted interviews with the hotel company's representatives in China and ordered all related content to be removed from its website and mobile app.
 

From: Xinhua

Chinese average life expectancy increases to 76.5 years

The average life expectancy for Chinese in China rose to 76.5 years in 2017, according to a news briefing of the National Health and Family Commission (NHFC) on Tuesday, China.com reported.
 

From: People's Daily Online

China to improve healthcare for rural residents

China plans to improve its healthcare system for rural residents in poverty in 2018 as part of the nationwide campaign to eradicate poverty, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

World learns lessons from China's anti-graft campaign

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012, the CPC's anti-corruption drive has delivered remarkable achievements and won international applauds, which presents Chinese wisdom to the international anti-corruption efforts.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

China to hold National Women's Congress

The 12th National Women's Congress will be held this year in Beijing, the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) announced on Jan. 16, 2018.
 

From: Xinhua

China to pump up support for rural startups

China will roll out more measures to support rural startups in order to further promote rural vitalization, according to a decision at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Jan. 17, 2018.
 

From: Xinhua

Sanjiangyuan National Park to be established by 2020

China will establish Sanjiangyuan National Park and put in place a comprehensive national park system focusing on green development by 2020, according to a plan issued by the National Development and Reform Commission on Jan. 17, 2018.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

China updates pollutant emission permit system

China's top environment authority has issued an updated management guideline to regulate its pollutant emission permit system, making sure every emission into the air, water and soil is supervised, China Daily reported on Jan. 18, 2018.
 

From: Xinhua

China to improve care for impoverished severely disabled people

China will offer care services for severely disabled people aged over 16 to help lift their families out of poverty, according to a new government plan.

Jointly released by the China Disabled Person's Federation (CDPF), the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, and other departments on Jan. 22, the plan calls for improved medical assistance to severely disabled people in registered impoverished families.
 

From: Xinhua

One year on, Xi's shared future vision wins wider support

One year after Chinese President Xi Jinping further elaborated his vision of building a community with a shared future for human beings on his Swiss trip, the concept has won wider international support due to China's substantial move toward that goal.

In January 2017,Xi shared his vision at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) on how to steer the world economy out of difficulty through concerted efforts, calling on members of the international community to work together to build a community with a shared future for human beings.
 

From: Xinhua

China to expand legal aid services to all rural areas

China will expand legal aid services in rural areas to give every village with at least one legal assistant by the end of 2018, said Justice Minister Zhang Jun on Jan. 24, 2018.
 

From: Xinhua

China needs high-quality, equal for all education: vice premier

Liu Yandong, Chinese Vice Premier attended a symposium on education work in Beijing on Jan. 24, 2018. She has said the central government will focus on developing an education system that is of higher quality and equal for all.
 

From: Xinhua

China's chief procurator calls for better human rights protection

Procuratorial organs at all levels should continue to improve the supervision system and uphold the unity, sanctity and authority of the country's legal system, said Cao Jianming, chief procurator of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on Jan. 24, 2018.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

China reports lowest urban unemployment rate since 2002

China's registered unemployment rate in urban areas stood at 3.9 percent at the end of 2017, the lowest since 2002, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on Jan. 26, 2018.
 

From: Xinhua

AIIB sees brighter future

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral financial institution proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. It was officially founded on December 25, 2015. After two years' operation, it has won recognition from the international community.
 

From: chinahumanrights.org

China to better safeguard private data with new regulation

A regulation on personal information security was published online in late January and will take effect in May.
The regulation, drafted by the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, has for the first time given a clear definition of “sensitive personal information.”
 

From: Xinhua

Top court rulings protect citizens' property rights

On Jan. 30, 2018, the Supreme People's Court (SPC) published several typical cases on property rights protection, including one in which local police were required to provide compensation for their violations during a criminal proceeding.
 

From: Xinhua

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