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May 3,2016
 
China has spent 5.64 trillion yuan (871 billion U.S.dollars) in the reform period since 2009 to improve its healthcare system.
 
The health budget for 2016 is 1.24 trillion yuan, said the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) on Thursday, adding that the average annual growth rate of medical input has surpassed 20 percent over the past seven years.
 
May 3,2016
 
China’s health commission and poverty alleviation office launched a survey on rural poverty caused by diseases in order to lay foundation for targeted poverty alleviation.
 
The survey will be conducted in 28 provinces and data of the ill and disease types will be collected to build a database. 
 
May 4,2016
 
Zhejiang Province, Beijing and Shanghai lead the nation in a ranking of happiness among the aged, Beijing Morning News reported.
 
May 4,2016
 
The Chinese Family Wealth Report issued by Economic Daily on April 28 shows that the per capita wealth of Chinese families reached 144,197 yuan in 2015.
 
Based on survey data from 12,000 families spanning 268 counties and 25 provinces, the report studies the scale and structure of Chinese families’ wealth, regional differences, financial assets, housing, financial decision-making and retirement plans. 
 
May 6,2016
 
Chinese universities are required to enroll about 60,000 candidates from poverty-stricken areas, according to an circular published on Thursday.
 
According to the circular issued by Ministry of Education (MOE) and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the arrangement is designed to promote equal access to higher education between urban and rural areas.
 
May 6, 2016 
 
China has lodged solemn representation to the United States after the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom listed China as a "country of particular concern" in its annual report.
 
"The Chinese government fully respects and protects its citizens' freedom of religion in line with the law, and Chinese citizens enjoy the rights to full religious freedom in accordance with the law," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei told a regular news briefing on Thursday.
 
"The U.S. ignores this fact and releases reports repeatedly to distort and attack China's religious policies and status. China firmly opposes the U.S. move and has lodged solemn representation to the U.S. side," Hong said.
 
May 9,2016
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged for more efforts to support employment to guard against large-scale unemployment on Friday.
 
May 9,2016
 
A seminar on new development concept and China’s human rights protection was held at Wuhan University Saturday, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the UN’s Declaration on the Right to Development.
 
Over 60 scholars and experts from universities and human rights institutions nationwide attended the seminar held by China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS).
 
May 10,2016
 
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on Monday demanded an overhaul of China's leading search-engine Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) following an investigation into the widely-publicized Wei Zexi event.
 
The CAC said Baidu relied excessively on profits from Pay for Placement (P4P) listings in search results, and did not clearly label such listings as the result of commercial promotion, compromising the objectivity and impartiality of search results. The public are likely to be misled by the search results they find on Baidu, the CAC said.
 
May 10,2016
 
China's education authorities have launched a campaign to curb school bullying.
 
The campaign will last until December and targets elementary, middle and secondary vocational schools nationwide, according to a circular issued by the education supervision committee under the State Council, China's cabinet.
 
May 10,2016
 
China's health, police and transportation authorities have jointly established a "green passage" to ensure fast and safe transfer of donated human organs.
 
The move is aimed at shortening transportation time and reducing damage or waste of human organs to help patient survival.
 
May 11,2016
 
“2016 is the starting year to relocate over 2 million poor people,” said Liu Yongfu, head of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development at a press conference on Tuesday.
 
May 12,2016
 
The 2016 China Poverty Reduction International Forum was held in Beijing Sunday. 
 
The forum was hosted by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and China Internet Information Center (CIIC), and focused on China’s poverty reduction experience sharing under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.
 
Over 100 hundred guests at home and abroad discussed how China’s experience of alleviating poverty could better help other countries.
 
May 12,2016
 
Work groups from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will discuss cross-Strait cooperation in fighting telecommunications fraud from May 12 to 14 in Zhuhai in south China's Guangdong Province, said a mainland spokesperson on Wednesday.
 
May 13,2016
 
China has refused entry of Michael Brand, a German legislator whose engagement in “Tibet Independence” activities and remarks attacking China’s human rights conditions and ethnic policies make him not welcome to China.
 
May 16,2016
 
The event "Experience western China" kicked off in Italy's Milan on Sunday to help people know more about China, especially the northwestern part of the country.
 
The event, co-organized by the State Council Information Office of China, China's Embassy in Italy and China's Consulate in Milan, started with an ethnic dance and song show held in the Italian northern city.
 
May 16,2016
 
Chinese police on Sunday launched a mobile app to encourage witnesses to report the whereabouts of missing or trafficked children.
 
More than 5,000 anti-trafficking police will provide updates to the app on receiving new reports of missing children, according to a statement from the criminal investigation bureau of the Ministry of Public Security.
 
Users near where the child disappeared will receive push notifications, including photos and descriptions.
 
May 16,2016
 
China has established a national monitoring system for genetic modified (GM) food and cultivated a batch of technological talents to ensure GM food safety, said Wan Jianmin, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
 
China has also built a strict safety evaluation system for GM products which have to undergo lab tests, food safety tests evaluation and environmental tests. 
 
May 17,2016
 
Voluntary organ donations by citizens have risen 120 times in past six years since China began the trial in 2010, making the country No.1 in Asia in the number of voluntary organ donations.
 
May 18,2016
 
A new standard for state compensation for infringing upon citizens' personal freedom was released Monday by China's Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate. 
 
Under the new standard, residents whose personal freedom is encroached on will be given 242.3 yuan per day in compensation.
 
May 19,2016
 
China and Switzerland held the 9th Human Rights Dialogue on Tuesday in Beijing, co-chaired by Liu Hua, the human rights envoy of China's Foreign Ministry, and Nicolas Wyrsch, Swiss special envoy for human rights. 
 
May 20,2016
 
China has vowed to help 12 million people out of poverty in the next five years through tourism development and strengthening international tourism cooperation.
 
May 20,2016
 
The ongoing investigation into the death of a 29-year-old Beijing man who was found dead in police custody has seen a new development.
 
Beijing’s municipal prosecution office said on Thursday that after Lei Yang’s family officially filed for an investigation into the case, the related documents were transferred to the Changping Procuratorate for further review.
 
May 23,2016
 
Prosecuting authorities have approved the arrests of 125 people suspected in a vaccine scandal involving 570 million yuan ($87 million), the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Friday.
 
Another 37 people involved in the case were being investigated on suspicion of duty-related crimes such as bribery, abuse of power and dereliction of duty, it said.
 
May 24,2016
 
China has a total of 2,740 natural reserves, covering 14.83 percent of the whole territory, Environmental Protection Minister Chen Jining said on May 22, 2016.
 
May 25,2016
 
A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday called for improvement in work related to ethnic and religious affairs.
 
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks during an inspection tour in north China's Henan Province between May 22 and 24, with ethnic, religious work as his focus.
 
Yu urged all related authorities to carry out the CPC's policies and promote ethnic solidarity.
 
May 26,2016
 
The Chinese government has allocated 134.5 billion yuan (20.5 billion U.S. dollars) to subsidize compulsory education this year, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday.
 
May 26,2016
 
The opening ceremony of the Wonderful West exhibition: Thangka Paintings Display of Western China’s pictures was held Monday at Frankfurt, Germany.
 
The exhibition is part of the Chinese western culture event jointly sponsored by China’s Consulate General in Frankfurt and the State Council Information Office.
 
About 130 photographs and 30 thangka paintings on Tibetan culture were on display, offering Germans an opportunity to understand natural beauties, ecological environment and traditional cultures of Western China.
 
May 27,2016
 
The 3rd China-UK judicial round-table meeting was held Wednesday in China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) , focusing on judicial justice in the 21st century.
 
May 30,2016
 
China has made great contributions to global sustainable development in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), said China’s Environmental Protection Minister Chen Jining at the high-level meeting of the 2nd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) on May 26, 2016.
 
May 31,2016
 
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that China has demonstrated great leadership and made a remarkable commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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