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June 1,2016
 
A new law on regulating overseas NGOs in China has been adopted at the bi-monthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee on April 28, 2016.
 
The new law which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017 will strengthen regulations on overseas NGOs.

June 1,2016
 
China will check and rectify the trend of over-generalization of halal food, Xinhua learned Tuesday.
 
An official from the State Ethnic Affairs Commission told Xinhua that local departments will ban unlawful authentication of halal food in their jurisdictions.
 
The commission will improve systems and mechanisms for the administration of halal food, and crackdown on fake halal food.

June 2,2016
 
China on Thursday issued a white paper titled "Freedom of Religious Belief in Xinjiang," saying the freedom of religious belief in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region today "cannot be matched by that in any other historical period."
 
June 2,2016
 
Zhejiang Province, Beijing city and Jiangsu Province has been ranked top three among 31 provinces in children policy progress index, according to the data released by the China Philanthropy Research Institute of Beijing Normal University on Tuesday.
 
The index made a systematic evaluation of children policy implementations and innovations in 31 provinces in order to promote development and protection of children’s rights. 
 
June 3,2016
 
The number of Chinese candidates sitting this year's college entrance exam or Gaokao has sharply declined in thirteen provinces and municipalities including Beijing, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, according to a report on Wednesday.
 
June 7,2016
 
Chinese authorities are imposing strict measures to prevent cheating in this year's test-known as the gaokao-and those who cheat could get three to seven years in prison.
 
June 7,2016
 
China is planning to extend family doctor services to the entire population by 2020 and ensure more convenient health services for residents who have signed contracts with family doctors.
 
June 8,2016
 
On June 2, 2016, Special Representative for Human Rights Affairs and Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liu Hua met in Kuala Lumpur with Principal Assistant Secretary of the Department of Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Najwa Musyrifah Ramli of Malaysia, exchanging views on stances of both sides on human rights issues, multilateral human rights work and human rights technical cooperation.
 
June 12,2016
 
Beijing topped a salary ranking of 20 provinces and municipalities in China's non-private sector last year, with an average annual pay of 111,390 yuan ($16,953), the People's Daily Overseas Edition reported on Wednesday.
 
Zhejiang followed with 66,668 yuan, but that was still 44,722 yuan less than Beijing's level. Guangdong came third, while Henan registered the lowest, just 45,403 yuan.
 
June 12,2016
 
Chinese children are much taller and stronger than four decades ago, with the height gap standing at 8 centimeters (cm), a government survey showed Wednesday.
 
June 12,2016
 
The Chinese government will build a health and medical data platform across the country to better meet the growing demand for health and medical services.
 
June 14,2016   
 
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a white paper titled "Assessment Report on the Implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2012-2015)" on Tuesday.
 
From 2012 to 2015, China continued to earnestly fulfill its obligations to the international human rights conventions to which it has acceded and conducted international exchanges and cooperation in the field of human rights. 
 
China has taken measures to effectively protect the rights and interests of ethnic minorities, women, children, and people with disabilities. Human rights education has entered Chinese campus. Citizens' civil and political rights have been effectively protected, and the people have been guaranteed and supported to act as masters of their own country.
 
June 14,2016 
 
Some countries are using human rights as an excuse for harbouring corrupt officials, according to an article published on the website of China's top anti-graft body on Monday. They are having a double standard on China. 
 
It is necessary for China to break the double standard and demonstrate achievements in fugitives hunting to earn international support, said the article. 
 
June 15,2016  
 
The number of people living in poverty in rural areas was reduced by 66.63 million from 2012 to 2015, said a government report released on Tuesday. 
 
Equal rights to employment have been guaranteed. The basic medical insurance coverage has been extended to all citizens. It also underlined that an equal right to education for relocated children of migrant workers has been safeguarded.
 
June 16,2016
 
The 2nd China Child Protection and Development Forum and the 9958 Yuan’ai Funded Project Conference were held in the Lakeview Hotel, Peking University Monday. 
 
This forum aimed to pool think-tanks, NGOs, enterprises and the media to arouse common attention to child protection and future development. In addition, it called for the public to focus on physical and mental development of children, especially children with special needs. 
 
June 16,2016
 
China's Special Representative for Human Rights Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liu Hua urged UN agencies on Wednesday here to give priority to the right to development. 
 
June 17,2016
 
China on Thursday reminded the United States to maintain the overall bilateral relationship, and urged it to refrain from interfering in China's domestic affairs, such as Tibet-related issues.
 
U.S. President Barack Obama held a closed-door meeting with the 14th Dalai Lama at the White House Wednesday. The meeting goes against the United States' acknowledgement that Tibet is an inseparable part of Chinese territory and its rejection of "Tibet independence" and anti-China separatist activities.
 
June 17,2016
 
The central government on Thursday issued a guideline on taking better care of children who live in difficulties due to poverty, disabilities or lack of custody.
 
The guideline, issued by the State Council, stressed ensuring subsistence, basic medical care, schooling, custody and other forms of assistance for children in difficulty.
 
June 20,2016
 
At least 20 people are dead or missing and lives of more than 1.8 million disrupted after a new round of heavy downpour pounded middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
 
June 20,2016
 
Experts from China and the United States are suggesting new steps need to be taken to create safer environment at schools to try to eliminate violence and bullying, which has become an issue China's top leadership is now moving to address.
 
June 20,2016
 
China urged the United States to reflect on its own transgressions and uphold human rights after documents disclosed it had engaged in interrogation by torture. 
 
June 21,2016 
 
The Chinese government has allocated 1.6 billion yuan (240 million U.S. dollars) from the central budget to support projects in less developed regions, authorities said on Monday. 
 
The funds will target contiguous less developed regions in 21 provincial regions, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
 
June 22,2016
 
Chinese authorities on Tuesday issued a document on poverty relief, pledging universal access to basic medical and health services. It requires medical services to be improved and medical insurance and social security systems to be streamlined.
 
June 23,2016
 
WiFi services are expected to be offered on China's high-speed trains in three to five years.
 
June 24,2016
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts and the prioritization of life-saving measures, after at least 78 people were confirmed killed in one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit east China's Jiangsu Province in decades Thursday.
 
June 27,2016
 
Death toll has climbed to 99 after a fierce tornado and storm hit east China's Jiangsu Province, which also left 846 others injured, local authorities said Sunday. 
 
June 28,2016
 
Chinese seniors without the ability to take care of themselves would be given guardians under a draft of rules governing people' private rights.
 
In the draft, seniors will be extended help along the lines of those with mental obstacles or who totally or partially lose their cognitive abilities.
 
June 29,2016   
 
Satisfaction rises with age, education and stable marriage; experts call for government support.
 
Nearly 77 percent of respondents said they had a happy family, with more than 22 percent of those saying they felt very happy with their families, a slight increase over 2014.
 
June 29,2016
 
Chinese lawmakers on Tuesday expressed doubts on the draft general rules of the civil code, which proposed lowering the age for persons with limited civil capacity of conduct from 10 to six years.
 
However, during a group deliberation on Tuesday afternoon, members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) disagreed on the change.
 
June 30,2016
 
China has released a new draft regulation for adoption, which for the first time allows children who were abducted to be adopted by Chinese citizens if the police could not find their biological parents within 12 months.
 
June 30,2016
 
The human rights condition in China has been improved remarkably. It is the Chinese people who have made it possible and who are in the best position to make a judgment. We urge these MPs to stop interfering in China's domestic affairs in any way and take concrete actions to preserve the overall interests of China-UK relations.