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January 10,2019   By:CSHRS
News-Clips (2018. 06-2018. 07)
 
 
June 2018
 
China’s new rehabilitation system to better help disabled children
 
A new rehabilitation system will be put into operation to help children with dis-abilities on Oct. 1, said Jia Yong, vice president of the China Disabled Persons’ Feder-ation, at a news briefing on June 1.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China achieves remarkable success in IPR protection: official
 
China has achieved remarkable results in intellectual property right (IPR) protec-tion, according to an official at the State Intellectual Property Office on June 5.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China elected to UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
 
China was elected to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safe-guarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, securing 123 votes at the 7th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangi-ble Cultural Heritage at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on June 6, 2018.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
CSHRS delegation visits Spain, Italy and Austria
 
A delegation of China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) led by Qiang-ba Puncog, chairman of the CSHRS, visited Spain, Italy and Austria from June 5 to June 14.
During talks with Spanish government officials on human rights development, the delegation gave an introduction of the rising living standards of Chinese people since the reform and opening up policy was adopted 40 years ago and China’s continuous efforts to respect and protect human rights and advance rule of law in the new era.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China toughens supervision in key regions to reduce air pollution
 
China will start a massive environmental overhaul on June 11 to ensure the effec-tive curb of air pollution in key regions, said sources with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on June 9.
 
From: Xinhua
 
 
Over 326,000 Chinese have vocational qualifications for social work-ers
 
More than 326,000 people have got vocational qualifications for being social workers in China since a national proficiency test was launched in 2008, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on June 10.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China, Switzerland hold 11th dialogue on human rights
China and Switzerland held the 11th dialogue on human rights in Beijing on June 11-12, 2018.
 
Both sides introduced their new progress in protecting and promoting human rights, and exchanged views on issues including global human rights cooperation, criminal penalty and judicial system, women’s rights, and rights of ethnic minorities and the disabled.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Delegation of China Foundation for Human Rights Development vis-its Greece, Lithuania and Latvia
 
A delegation of China Foundation for Human Rights Development (CFHRD) led by Huang Mengfu, former vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consulta-tive Conference (CPPCC) and chairman of the CFHRD, visited Greece, Lithuania and Latvia from June 13 to 21, 2018.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Draft e-commerce law better protects consumer rights
 
China’s draft e -commerce law was submitted to the top legislature for a third reading on June 19, further regulating online market order and protecting consumer rights.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China, Belgium hold sideline meeting on child protection in Geneva
 
On June 19, China and Belgium held a sideline meeting on child protection during the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
US announces withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council
 
On June 19, the United States announced its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, marking the latest departure by the Trump administration from an in-ternational institution.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China, Holland hold 11th human rights dialogue

The 11th human rights dialogue between China and Holland was held in Hague,
 
 
Holland from June 20 to June 21. The dialogue was co-hosted by Liu Hua, Special Representative on Human Rights Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and Van Barr, Ambassador for Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Holland.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Prosecutors to get tougher with financial, environmental, poverty-re-lief crime
 
Over the next three years, Chinese prosecutors will get tougher on financial and environmental crime as well as crime in poverty-relief efforts, especially corruption, Deputy Procurator-General Tong Jianming said at a news briefing on June 25.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Sideline meeting on Xinjiang’s human rights development held at UN headquarters in Geneva
 
On June 25, a sideline meeting on Xinjiang’s human rights development and progress was held during the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Coun-cil in Geneva.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Internet Plus Agriculture model to promote integrated rural develop-ment
 
China will improve internet services and information technology (IT) infrastruc-ture under the “Internet Plus Agriculture” model, as decided during a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on June 27.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China’s nutrition program benefits 37 million rural students
 
About 37 million rural students have benefited from the Chinese government’s nutrition improvement program since 2011, according to the Ministry of Education on June 27.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China-EU Human Rights Seminar emphasizes diversity
 
A human rights seminar sought consensus among more than 60 Chinese and European experts in the field in a meeting with the theme of better understanding and deeper cooperation among diverse civilizations.
The Europe-China Seminar on Human Rights, established by the China Society for Human Rights Studies in 2015, opened at the College of Europe, a postgraduate institute of European studies in Bruges, Belgium on June 28.
 
From: China Daily
 
 
Video on China’s achievements in poverty reduction screened in Times Square
 
A promotional video featuring China’s achievements in poverty reduction was screened in New York’s Times Square on June 23.
 
The one minute and 40 seconds promotional video will be played for over 120 times every day from June 23 to June 29 in Times Square, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
UNESCO senior official hails progress of China’s conservation of heritage sites
 
“I visited China for the first time in 1993, when I climbed the Mount Huangshan and was impressed by the diverse natural beauty,” said Mechtild Rossler, director of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Center, in an interview with Xinhua on June 30.
 
She lauded China’s contribution to the diversity of world heritage sites in the interview on the sidelines of the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.
 
China enjoys a rich natural and cultural heritage, many of which were inscribed to the World Heritage List, said the director, recognizing the role of China in increas-ing the diversity of world heritage.
 
From: Xinhua
 
 
July 2018
 
More than 5.81 million lifted out of illness-caused poverty in China
 
More than 5.81 million Chinese people have been lifted out of illness-induced poverty, said Ma Xiaowei, director of the National Health Commission on July 2.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China has more than 365,000 lawyers
 
The number of practicing lawyers in China surpassed 365,000 by the end of 2017, an increase of 11.5 percent, according to the All China Lawyers Association on July 2.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese diplomat stresses role of development in protecting human rights

 
On July 3, Yu Jianhua, head of the Chinese Mission to UN in Geneva, stressed that only through development can countries resolve the root cause of conflicts, safe-guard the fundamental rights of the people, and meet the ardent hope of the people for a better future.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China shares experience on development and poverty reduction with African countries
 
A seminar themed on “the contribution of development and poverty reduction to promoting and protecting human rights “was held during the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN Headquarters in Geneva on July 3.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
China to solidify strong employment momentum
 
The Chinese government will take concrete measures to boost and expand em-ployment, focusing on college graduates, veterans, laid-off and relocated workers, as decided at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on July 4.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to further nursing service reform
 
China plans to build a nursing service system supported by medical institutes, with communities as the platform and families as the basis by 2020, according to the National Health Commission (NHC) on July 6.
 
From: Xinhua
 
CSHRS delegation visits UK and Greece
 
A delegation of China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) visited UK and Greece from July 1 to July 6.
 
The delegation, headed by Fu Zitang, vice-president of the CSHRS and also pres-ident of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, held talks with thinktank, parliamentarians, officials, lawyers, judges, scholars and journalists in the two countries.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Chinese UN envoy calls for int’l efforts to protect children in armed conflict
 
China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ma Zhaoxu, called for international efforts to protect children in armed conflict on July 9.
 
He asked to give priority to prevention by teaching children to cherish peace and reject war in order to protect them from the harm of terrorist and extremist ideologies.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China, EU hold 36th human rights dialogue
 
The 36th China-EU Human Rights Dialogue was held in Beijing on July 9.
 
Liu Hua, Special Representative for Human Rights Affairs of the Foreign Minis-try and Paola Pampaloni, Deputy Managing Director for Asia-Pacific Department of the European External Action Service of the EU co-chaired the dialogue. Officials in-cluding Li Junhua, Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry of China and Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, EU ambassador to China attended the dialogue.
 
Both sides exchanged views on human rights developments and international co-operation, the rights of women and the disabled.
 
From: chinahumanrights.org
 
Disabled children in China to enjoy greater assistance for rehabilita-tion
 
China will implement a national assistance system for the rehabilitation of dis-abled children from poor families, covering their treatment expenses, according to a document released by the State Council on July 10.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Seminar on China’s human rights progress held in Wuhan
 
A seminar on China’s human rights progress in the course of reform and opening up was held in central China’s Wuhan on July 18.
 
Participants agreed that China has built a relatively complete human rights pro-tection system, made remarkable achievements, and embarked on a path of human rights development that suits Chinese characteristics over the past four decades of re-form and opening up.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China issues white paper on ecological progress on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
 
On July 18, China issued a white paper about ecological progress on the Qing-hai-Tibet Plateau, which is a key eco-safety barrier in China and Asia, and a focus of the country’s drive to promote ecological progress.
 
From: Xinhua
 
More than 37 million students in China’s higher education last year
 
A total of 37.79 million students received higher education across China in 2017, with gross student-enrolment at 45.7 percent, the Ministry of Education said on July 19.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China’s pension fund investment grows steadily
 
Local governments in China have entrusted more pension funds for investment as the country faces the challenge of an aging population, a human resource official said on July 23.
 
From: Xinhua
 
 
China’s drug regulator launches nationwide investigation into vac-cine producers
 
China’s drug regulator launched a thorough investigation into all vaccine produc-ers across the country on July 25.
 
The investigation is conducted after an earlier examination of 45 vaccine produc-ers that began at the beginning of the year, and follows an illegal vaccine production case revealed recently.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to complete standardizing urban, rural medical insurance by 2019
 
A unified national medical insurance service, from which both urban and rural residents enjoy equal benefits, will be in place by 2019, said the state medical insur-ance administration on July 25.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese military contributes to global peace, security: official
 
The Chinese military has made a major contribution to global peace and stability amid rising threats, a Chinese diplomat said here on July 26.
 
Wang Yang, defense attache at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, said that China will endeavor to pursue peaceful development and stabilization of the world order even as it modernizes its military to respond effectively to contemporary security challenges.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China allocates 140 billion yuan to help needy groups
 
On July 30, China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) said it had injected 140 billion yuan (about 20.5 billion U.S. dollars) into an allowance scheme to help needy families and individuals.
China has met its allocation target for this year ahead of schedule, according to the ministry.
 
From: Xinhua
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