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Sept. 3, 2018
 
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has called for the launch of a three-year nationwide campaign to improve prevention and cure of endemic diseases.
 
Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during a two-day inspection in northwest China's Shaanxi Province which ended Friday. During the inspection tour, Sun also chaired a national conference on the prevention and cure of endemic diseases.
 
Sept. 4, 2018 
 
China lifted 740 million people in rural areas out of poverty from 1978 to 2017, roughly 19 million each year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.
 
The poverty ratio in rural areas dropped 94.4 percentage points during the same time period with an average annual decrease of 2.4 percentage points, according to the NBS.
 
Sept. 5, 2018
 
The Red Cross Society of China and the regional government of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region signed an agreement Tuesday to further reinforce cooperation in humanitarian aid.
 
The organization will help and promote emergency rescue training, humanitarian aid, and international exchanges and cooperation in the region, according to the agreement.
 
Sept. 6, 2018
 
China and Africa cooperation is based on a shared vision for social development -- recognizing that good health will also lead to mutual economic gains, said a senior United Nations (UN) official.
 
Michel Sidibe, UN under-secretary-general and executive director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, made the remarks in an interview with Xinhua in Beijing Tuesday.
 
Sept. 7, 2018
 
China has financially aided 520 million students since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, spending 886.4 billion yuan (129.6 billion U.S. dollars), an official with the Ministry of Education said Thursday.
 
According to Zhao Jianjun, deputy head of the ministry's finance department, six new policies on the financial aid were released during the six years, while 13 relevant policies were improved.
 
Sept. 10, 2018
 
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Saturday stressed the focus on solving problems in the country's food safety work while presiding over the first plenary session of the food safety commission of the State Council.
 
Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the food safety commission, said that food safety concerns the health of everyone, and is one of the top concerns of the people.
 
Sept. 11, 2018
 
Beijing said on Monday that the Human Rights Watch NGO has always been full of prejudice against China and distorted the facts when it accused the Chinese government of suppressing Uygurs.
 
The organization said in a report on Monday that the Chinese government conducts mass arbitrary detention, torture, mistreatment and daily pervasive controls on Uygurs.
 
Sept. 12, 2018
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the Communist Party of China (CPC) and society to promote the social norms of respecting teachers and valuing education.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the statement at a national education conference on Monday, which marks the 34th Teachers' Day in China.
 
Sept. 13, 2018
 
Mitsuhiko Fujii, a citizen of Japan who was in Taiwan representing 16 civilian groups who objected the building of a "comfort women" statue, was captured by surveillance cameras kicking the bronze statue and posing for pictures last Thursday. 
 
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang on Tuesday said China hopes Japan will take up its responsibility and handle the incident properly, when asked about China's stance on the man's conduct.
 
Sept. 14, 2018
 
A sideline meeting on Development of Human Rights in China: 40 Years of Reform and Opening-up was held Tuesday during the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR) in Geneva.
 
Five members of the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) attended the meeting and gave an introduction of China’s achievements and experience in economic and social development, poverty elimination and ecological environment protection with vivid examples and detailed data.
 
Sept. 17, 2018
 
China added around 375 million jobs from the start of the reform and opening-up in 1978 to 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
 
The number of rural and urban jobs in the country totaled 776 million at the end of last year, up 93 percent from 1978, an NBS report showed.
 
Sept. 18, 2018
 
Hundreds of officials and scholars from across the world met in Beijing on Tuesday for the 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights with the theme of “Poverty Elimination: Seeking Common Development to Build a Community of Shared Future for Human Beings”.
 
The two-day forum, held at the Capital Hotel, was organized by the China Society for Human Rights Studies and the China Foundation for Human Rights Development. More than 200 participants are in attendance, including senior human rights officials, scholars and foreign diplomats from almost 50 countries or regions. 
 
Sept. 19, 2018
 
China has achieved unprecedented historic progress in the human rights cause and is willing to cooperate closely with all parties in the world human rights field, a senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official has said.
 
Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks in a speech at this year's Beijing Forum on Human Rights, which opened Tuesday.
 
Sept. 20, 2018
 
The 2018 Beijing Forum on Human Rights wrapped up on Wednesday. The theme of the two-day forum was "Poverty elimination: Seeking common development to build a community of a shared future for mankind." Mr. Fu Zitang, the vice president of the China Society for Human Rights Studies delivered a speech during the closing ceremony.
 
He said China has achieved unprecedented progress in its human rights causes, and is willing to cooperate closely with all parties involved in global human rights issues.
 
Sept. 21, 2018
 
In 2017, more than 700,000 people have participated in volunteer services in Xinjiang. Participants in "Go West," a program that calls on university graduates to volunteer in China's westernmost regions, grew ten-fold in Xinjiang from 2013 to 2017, according to official data.
 
The central government has been offering support to Xinjiang since the founding of the New China in 1949. In 2010, the country strengthened support with a new action plan calling for pairing up sectorial partners to streamline and enhance aid delivery.
 
Sept. 25, 2018
 
China is expected to have the most organ transplant surgeries in 2020, said Huang Jiefu, director of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee.
 
The number of registered volunteers for organ donation in China had neared 615,000, with 19,380 successful donation surgeries resulting in 54,956 organs transplanted as of Sept. 9 this year, according to the Third China International Organ Donation Conference that opened in Xi'an Friday.
 
Sept. 26, 2018
 
Policymakers are considering changing the syllabuses at Chinese elderly universities, education centers that target senior citizens, to include more practical courses, equipping retirees with a modern skill set in response to the nation's rapidly aging society and shrinking labor force.
 
Sept. 27, 2018
 
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the United Nations headquarters on Monday that the proper way to remember Nelson Mandela is to promote the spirit of peace, reconciliation, equality and inclusiveness that the late South African leader advocated.
 
Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the UN General Assembly, Wang called on the international community to stand united under the banner of multilateralism, uphold the core role of the UN in international affairs and provide more stable predicability for this turbulent world.
 
Sept. 28, 2018
 
A total of 7,846 officials were punished in August for violating the Party's eight-point frugality code, according to the top anti-graft body of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Tuesday.
 
They were involved in 5,565 cases across the country, according to a statement issued by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the national supervisory commission.
 
Sept. 29, 2018
 
China's top political advisor Wang Yang Friday met with a delegation from ethnic minority groups in Beijing, urging them to contribute to boosting ethnic unity and prosperity.
 
The visits allow people from ethnic minority groups to better understand the development and reform of the country, said Wang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), adding that the visits also help enhance their connection with the country, the Chinese nation, Chinese culture, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and socialism with Chinese characteristics.
 
Sept. 30, 2018
 
The Chinese embassy in Sweden said on Saturday that it firmly opposes "ill-intentioned apologies" from the leader of a local TV program that sparked controversy by insulting Chinese people.
 
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