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Feb.1,2016
 
China will step up management of information on "left-behind" children in rural areas, according to a new rule that is set to take effect on March 1, the Beijing Times reported on Jan.29.
 
Feb.1,2016
 
The size of China’s nature reserves ranks the second after the U.S. in the world, said Yan Xun, general-engineer of the Department of Wildlife Conservation and Nature Reserve Management of the State Forestry Administration (SFA).
 
Feb.2,2016
 
China’s urbanization rate hit 56.1 percent in 2015 with a total of 770 million permanent urban residents, said Hu Zucai, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on January 29, 2016.
 
Feb.4,2016
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a change in local government development concepts on a visit to east China's Jiangxi Province.
 
Xi, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a three-day tour of the revolutionary base areas from Monday to Wednesday, which took him to Ji'an, Jinggangshan and Nanchang, just days ahead of Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year.
 
Feb.6,2016
 
A State Council investigatory team has identified 123 people, including five officials at ministerial level, responsible for the Tianjin warehouse explosions in August that killed at least 165 people.
 
Feb.6,2016
 
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan early Saturday morning damaged several buildings, with at least one building collapsed, trapping hundreds of residents.
 
Rescuers have saved more than 160 people, with two losing signs of life, local media reported.
 
Feb.15,2016
 
The State Council, China's Cabinet, has released a guideline on the protection of left-behind children -- those whose parents work away from home -- delineating the various responsibilities of parents, government and society.
 
The guideline, signed by Premier Li Keqiang, states that local governments and village committees should keep themselves well-informed about the situation of left-behind children within their jurisdiction and ensure they are properly taken care of, while parents' primary responsibilities are stressed.
 
Education authorities and schools have an obligation to help them study and live safely.
 
Feb.16,2016
 
A domestic violence shelter will go into operation next month in Chengdu, Sichuan province.
 
Children and adults who have nowhere to live in the aftermath of domestic violence can normally stay for up to 10 days in the shelter, which offers board and lodging.
 
They can also file an application if they want to extend their stay, according to the Chengdu Civil Affairs Bureau.
 
Feb.18,2016
 
Women in Anhui Province can take 1-2 days off when suffering menstrual pain so long as they provide a medical certificate, according to the latest labor regulations established by the Anhui provincial government. Anhui is not the only province to take this stance. Other regions, such as Jiangsu Province and Guangdong Province, are also looking to implement similar regulations.
 
Feb.19,2016
 
Chinese authorities have published a set of criteria for assessing local poverty-relief work in its latest effort to deliver on the government's target of lifting all people out of poverty by 2020.
 
The evaluation criteria, released by the general offices of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, will mainly check on local authorities' efforts to identify, help and reduce the impoverished population, as well as whether poverty relief  funds are used effectively.
 
Feb.19,2016
 
Over 3 million Tibetans, accounting for 97 percent of Tibet’s population, hold personal health records, according to Tibet’s Health and Family Planning Department.
 
“Health records will help the health departments monitor people’s health conditions and provide timely treatment,” said Pubu Zhuoma, director of Tibet’s Health and Family Planning Department.
 
Feb. 19,2016
 
China will ease the permanent resident application process for foreigners, according to a circular issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council.
 
Feb.22,2016
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday visited the country's three leading media providers and urged them to strictly follow the leadership of the Party.
 
Xi on Friday morning visited the People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xinhua News Agency, the state news agency, and China Central Television (CCTV), the country's broadcaster.
 
On Friday afternoon, Xi, also General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over a symposium on the Party's media work, which was attended by the heads of the three media outlets, and about 180 central media officials, Beijing municipal officials, and representatives of journalists, editors and TV anchors.
 
Feb.22,2016
 
Xinjiang vows to step up teachers training to close the gap between supply and demand for bilingual teachers in the next five years in southern Xinjiang, according to Xinjiang’s education department.
 
Feb.22,2016
 
China expressed Tuesday strong dissatisfaction over UN human rights chief's "misleading remarks", calling for viewing China's human rights in a comprehensive and objective manner.
 
"The high commissioner made irresponsible comments in disregard of facts, which is sending a wrong signal to the outside world," a spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of China to the UN at Geneva said.
 
Feb.24,2016
 
President Xi Jinping has called for improved birth, employment and elderly policies to cope with the country's aging population in a "timely, scientific and comprehensive" manner.
 
Feb.25,2016
 
Aiming to attract more talented people and investments from overseas, China has introduced a more flexible, pragmatic and market-orientated regulation on permanent residence for foreigners.
 
Feb. 29,2016
 
China will set a plan to raise the statutory retirement age in 2017 to relieve pressures from an aging population, an official researcher said.
 
Feb.29,2016
 
A research report shows Beijing ranks first in social fairness among dozens of international metropolises.