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September 03,2020   By:CSHRS
News-Clips (2020. 02-2020. 03)
 
February 2020
 
China endeavors to ensure safety of campus, students amid virus out-break
 
China has postponed start of new school semester and encouraged students to study at home over safety concerns as the country fights a novel coronavirus outbreak that has infected over 40,000 people.
 
A series of measures will be taken to prevent the spread of the virus in colleges and universities, education officials said on Feb. 12.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Vice premier stresses stable employment amid epidemic  

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has called for all-out efforts to ensure stable employment amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
 
Hu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks on Feb. 13 at a teleconference on employment work amid the epidemic.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi stresses unremitting efforts in COVID-19 control, coordination on economic, social development
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Feb. 23 stressed unremitting efforts in the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic and coor- dination in advancing economic and social development.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when delivering an important speech at a meeting in Beijing to advance the work on coordinating the prevention and control of the COVID-19 and economic and social development.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Cooperation urged to promote global human rights development  

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened its 43rd regular session in Geneva, Feb. 24, 2020. During the session, China held a series of activities including a photo exhibition titled “Home: A Glimpse of Life of People from Various Ethnic Groups in Xinjiang”, an international symposium on anti-terrorism, de-radicalization and human rights protection, and a thematic conference titled “Promoting Sustainable Development Goals by Chinese Nongovernmental Organizations”, in order to promote the international understanding of China’s human rights development.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi says China makes positive contributions to global public health security
 
Upholding the spirit of a community with a shared future for human beings, China has not only been doing its best to protect the lives and health of its own people, but made positive contributions to safeguarding global public health security, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Feb. 25 in a phone call with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China says it welcomes UN human rights chief to visit Xinjiang  

Chen Xu, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said on Feb. 26 that the country welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to visit its northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region this year.
 
Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chen said the Chinese government has received in Xinjiang over 1,000 diplomats, international organization officials, reporters and religious leaders of various countries, adding that China is willing to invite people to visit the region to see its development with their own eyes.
 
From: CGTN
 
UN human rights chief asks world to fight virus-related discrimination
 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged the global community on Feb. 27 to show solidarity with people of ethnic Asian origin, who are being subjected to discrimination amid an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that started in China.
 
From: CGTN
 
China’s determination to fight against torture unwavering: envoy

China has submitted reports six times for the implementation of the Convention against Torture and conducted constructive dialogues with the UN Committee against Torture, and China’s determination to fight against torture is unwavering, a Chinese envoy said on Feb. 28.
 
During the interactive dialogue with the UN special rapporteur on torture at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, Liu Hua, special representative for human rights of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, reiterated that China opposes torture.
 
From: Xinhua 
 
March 2020
 
International symposium on anti-terrorism, de-radicalization and human rights held in Geneva
 
The international symposium on anti-terrorism, de-radicalization and human rights protection was held in Geneva on March 2 during the on-going 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council. China and other countries exchanged experiences of counter-terrorism and de-radicalization and discussed effective ways of enhancing international cooperation at the symposium.
 
The international symposium was jointly sponsored by the Mission of China to UN at Geneva, the Mission of Cameron to UN at Geneva, and the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS). Assistants to the special mechanism of the Human Rights Council, representatives of non-governmental organizations and officials of permanent missions of Cambodia, Britain, Mexico, Malaysia, Syria, Algeria, Serbia, Qatar, Laos, Niger and other countries attended this symposium.
 
From: en.humanrights.cn
 
Xi stresses COVID-19 scientific research during Beijing inspection

Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 2 stressed coordinately advancing the scientific research on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to provide support for winning the battle against the epidemic.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during his visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences and the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
 
From: Xinhua
 
U.S. follows double-standard policy on counter-terrorism  

The United States has adopted a double standard policy of counter-terrorism, which is based entirely on its own national interests, disregarding the appeal of other countries and regions, said Aierken Shamushake, deputy director of School of Law at Xinjiang University of China on March 2.
 
The scholar made the remarks at an international symposium on counter-terrorism, de-radicalization and promotion and protection of human rights, which was held during the ongoing 43rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Photo exhibition on Xinjiang held in Geneva
 
A photo exhibition titled “Home: A Glimpse of Life of People from Various Ethnic Groups in Xinjiang” opened at Palais des Nations in Geneva on March 2.
 
Living a happy life is the primary human right, and no one cares more about Chinese people than the Chinese government. I believe this exhibition will help you know a real Xinjiang, said Chen Xu, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, at the opening ceremony.
 
From: en.humanrights.cn
 
Training programs offer young people hope in Xinjiang
 
Vocational education and training in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region are giving the “young generation” there the “hope of life”, according to Jayanath Colombage, director general of the Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka, who attended an international symposium on counter-terrorism in Geneva on March 2
 
The conference, which focused on counter-terrorism, de-radicalization, and promotion and protection of human rights, was a side event during the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Various religions coexist in harmony in China: diplomat

Various religions have been coexisting in harmony in China, a senior Chinese diplomat said on March 2 during the 43rd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.
 
This not only demonstrates the spirit of compatibility and tolerance in traditional Chinese culture, but also shows that the religious belief policy adopted by the Chinese government is in line with China’s national conditions, said Liu Hua, special representative for human rights affairs of China’s Foreign Ministry.
 
From: Xinhua
 
How does China protect human rights amid COVID-19 outbreak  

The 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council is being held in Geneva while China is fighting the COVID-19 outbreak with “the most comprehensive, the strictest, the most thorough measures” as the authorities said on March 3.
 
China’s experience on human rights protection in the fight proves once again there is no one-size-fits-all approach in human rights protection and countries can find their own models of human rights protection in light of their national conditions and people’s needs.
 
From: CGTN
 
China to continue to make contributions to world food security: diplomat
 
As the world’s largest developing country and a responsible major country, China will continue to make contributions to maintaining world food security and promoting common development, a Chinese representative said on March 4.
 
China has always been an active part of global food security governance, firmly supporting the multilateral trading system, and implementing the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the diplomat said at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese diplomat calls for attention to human rights of people suffering from war
 
Those suffering from conflict and war must have their human rights protected, a Chinese diplomat said here on March 4.
 
Currently, 168 million people around the world urgently need humanitarian assistance, 70 million people are displaced, and 24 million children in conflict areas cannot attend school, said Liu Hua, special representative for human rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, during a dialogue at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China committed to maintaining global food security
 
As the largest developing country and a responsible major country, China has been actively participating in the governance of global food security, firmly upholding the multilateral trading system, and implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. China will continue to make contributions to maintaining global food security and promoting common development, said the Chinese rep- resentative at an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to food held on March 4 at the on-going 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
 
From: en.humanrights.cn
 
Chinese NGOs hold thematic conference in Geneva  

China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) and other Chinese nongovernmental organizations jointly held the thematic multilateral conference of “Promoting Sustainable Development Goals by Chinese Nongovernmental Organizations” in Geneva during the on-going 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council on March 5.
 
From: en.humanrights.cn
 
China issues new policies to fight against poverty
 
China has rolled out a slew of measures to strengthen social assistance for people most in need and fight against poverty, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on March 8.
 
A census targeting poor people will be launched to ensure those eligible are covered by the social security system and have access to supportive policies, the ministry said at a teleconference on poverty relief.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to improve medical waste disposal capacity across the country: official
 
A recent official plan requires each prefecture-level city to build at least one standardized medical waste disposal facility by the end of this year, an official said on March 10.
 
By the end of June 2022, every county should have built a complete system involving the collection, transportation and disposal of medical waste, said Zhao Qunying, an official with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), at a press conference.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to strengthen coronavirus prevention at border, aid overseas fight
 
A leading group of China’s COVID-19 response on March 12 called for more targeted prevention measures to stem the cross-border spread of the novel coronavirus and promised help for overseas fight against the pandemic.
 
The group, led by Premier Li Keqiang, called for efforts to closely follow the overseas situation of the pandemic, and to take into consideration the latest assessment made by the World Health Organization and international practice, according to a meeting of the group held on March 12.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi says China to send more medical experts to Italy
 
China will send more medical experts to Italy and do its best to provide medical supplies and other assistance, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on March 16.
 
In the talk, Xi stressed that both China and Italy have experienced the severe test of the COVID-19 epidemic recently. Noting that the Italian government has taken a series of resolute prevention and control measures in response to the epidemic, Xi said that China firmly supports Italy and has full confidence in Italy’s victory over the epidemic.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to deepen the reform of government functions, enhance employment stability
 
China will deepen the reform of government functions, foster new drivers of growth, cultivate new forms of industry in the digital economy and keep employment stable, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on March 16.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi vows more cooperation internationally to control rapid spread of disease
 
China vows closer international cooperation with Russia and other countries to control the novel coronavirus pneumonia pandemic, which experts say further demonstrates its vision of building a community with a shared future for human beings. 
 
In a phone conversation on March 19 with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, President Xi Jinping said that the epidemic broke out ferociously, and China had to rise to the challenge and respond to it bravely.
 
From: China Daily
 
The world needs to fight the outbreak together  

As always, China has put people’s life and health first in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, and taken the most resolute and complete quarantine measures to treat patients, save lives and prevent the spread of the virus across the globe.
 
China decided to lock down Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and the epicenter of the epidemic in China, to prevent the transmission of the virus within the city and to other places. Indeed, it was a tough choice for China to make on the eve of the country’s most important festival (Spring Festival).
 
An editorial published in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, on March 8, too, said the Chinese government has saved tens of thousands of lives. In the fight against the virus, China has adhered to the people-centric human rights policy, working with many countries and international organizations to deal with the outbreak and build a community with a shared future for human beings.
 
From: China Daily
 
China to step up prevention of epidemic rebound, imported COVID-19 cases
 
A leading group of China’s COVID-19 response on March 26 stressed measures to prevent the rebound of the epidemic within the country and called for stepping up prevention of imported cases by land and water.
 
The group, led by Premier Li Keqiang, called for comprehensive and scientific study and judgment on both domestic and overseas epidemic situation development, stressing that the complexity and severity of the epidemic situations should be fully recognized and should not be taken lightly.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi chairs leadership meeting on COVID-19 response, economy  

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on March 27 chaired a leadership meeting to analyze the COVID-19 response and economic performance.
 
The meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee made new arrangements on coordinating the COVID-19 response and economic and social development.
 
From: Xinhua