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China publishes regulation on management of human genetic resources
 
The State Council, China's cabinet, published a regulation on the management of human genetic resources that will take effect from July 1.
 
The regulation aims to enhance protection of human genetic resources, promote proper use and tighten regulation and supervision, said a State Council statement on June 10, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to promote end-of-life care services
 
China has begun to pilot an end-of-life care program in Shanghai as well as over 70 other cities and municipal districts to promote such care services, according to the National Health Commission (NHC) at a press conference on June 10, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China strengthens performance management to accelerate public hospital reform
 
China has strengthened performance management to push forward the reform of public hospitals, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on June 10, 2019.
 
In recent years, the country has gradually established a linkage mechanism between fund allocation and performance evaluation results of public hospitals, in order to improve the efficiency of hospital operation and the use of funds, said Fu Jinling, an official with the MOF.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Ecosystem protection benefits 1.4 mln poor people in NW China province
 
Poverty alleviation policies related to ecosystem protection benefited more than 1.4 million people in northwest China's Shaanxi Province last year, with their average income increased by 1,750 yuan (253 U.S. dollars) per person, local authorities said on June 10, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to promote medical insurance payment based on diagnosis related groups
 
China will launch a pilot program of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), a patient classification to standardize medical insurance payment, in 30 cities, according to a circular issued by the National Healthcare Security Administration, the People's Daily reported on June 11, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China slams U.S. false remarks on Xinjiang issue
 
Chinese Foreign Ministry on June 11, 2019 slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's groundless remarks about the so-called "re-educational center" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
 
"Seeing is believing," said spokesperson Geng Shuang. He said Pompeo's remarks show that he lacks the basic knowledge of Xinjiang.
 
Geng stressed that there is no so-called "re-educational center" in Xinjiang and the education and vocational training centers are established to help those influenced by extremism to learn the skills to stand on their own feet.
 
By: CGTN
 
China launches campaign to combat telecom fraud
 
Public security authorities across China have launched a campaign to crack down on telecom fraud until October 31, the Ministry of Public Security said on June 13, 2019.
 
A total of 44,000 telecom fraud cases were uncovered from January to May in 2019, it said.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Income tax reform increases personal disposal income
 
From January to April, China’s reforms on individual income tax, including raising the tax threshold and introducing additional deductions, helped cut tax by 214.3 billion yuan and exempted 99 million people from paying personal income tax.
 
By: People's Daily Online
 
Tibet hosts forum to pool wisdom for development, opening-up
 
The 2019 Forum on the Development of Tibet opened on June 14 in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China.
 
The one-day forum, hosted by the State Council Information Office and the people's government of Tibet Autonomous Region, gathers nearly 160 scholars and officials from 37 countries and regions.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi sends congratulatory letter to Forum on Development of Tibet
 
President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 2019 Forum on the Development of Tibet that opened on June 14, 2019 in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China.
 
The one-day forum, hosted by the State Council Information Office and the people's government of Tibet Autonomous Region, gathers nearly 160 scholars and officials from 37 countries and regions.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Tibet embraces new opportunities brought by Belt and Road Initiative
 
A high-profile forum in the Tibet Autonomous Region attended by top local officials and international experts concluded on June 14, 2019 with a clear vision and plans for the region to open up and explore opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative.
 
The Forum on the Development of Tibet, the sixth of its kind and the third that was held in Lhasa, the regional capital, demonstrates the plateau region's readiness to hear suggestions from the international society on development and opening up.
 
By: Xinhua
 
202 projects signed to help lift Tibet out of poverty
 
A total of 202 projects aimed at helping lift southwest China's Tibet autonomous region out of poverty were signed on June 17 at a poverty alleviation meeting.
 
The projects, with an estimated investment of 21.5 billion yuan (about $3.1 billion), cover a wide range of fields, including education, healthcare, relocation and employment and science and technology.
 
By: Xinhua

China installs, upgrades 30,000 toilets for tourists since 2018
 
Tourist toilets newly installed, renovated or expanded in China over the past one and a half years totalled 30,000, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on June 16, 2019.
 
That accounted for 47 percent of the target set in a three-year plan issued by the government, ministry figures showed.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China honors late female village official
 
The All-China Women's Federation has honored a female village official in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region who died in a flash flood at the age of 30.
 
Huang Wenxiu, who worked as the Party chief of Baini Village in the city of Baise, was returning to the village from her home when she was hit by the rain-triggered flash flood on June 17.
 
By: Xinhua
 
CSHRS delegation visits Germany, Irish
 
A delegation of the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) visited Germany and Irish from June 12 to June 18. The delegation, headed by Qiangba Puncog, President of the CSHRS, held talks with parliament members, diplomats, scholars from think-tanks and universities.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
China launches campaign to promote food safety
 
Chinese authorities have launched a national campaign to call for joint efforts to enhance food safety.
 
The China Food Safety Publicity Week is an annual event initiated in 2011. The campaign will last from June 18 to 30 this year and highlights making people's life better via enhanced food safety.
 
Over 50 activities such as exhibitions and training will be organized during the campaign.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to promote construction of child welfare infrastructure
 
China will push for the construction of child welfare infrastructure, according to a national work conference on child welfare held in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, on June 20, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua

China to improve people's livelihood with intensified efforts
 
China will spruce up old residential communities in cities at a faster pace, complete the upgrading of rural power grids ahead of schedule, and make greater progress in ensuring the access to safe drinking water in rural areas, as part of the efforts to meet people's aspirations and ensure and improve their livelihood.
 
The decisions were made at the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on June 19, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
2019 · China-Europe Seminar on Human Rights held in Austria
 
The "2019 · China-Europe Seminar on Human Rights " co-sponsored by the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and the Austria-China Friendship Association (?GCF) was held in Vienna, Austria on June 21, 2019. The theme of the seminar is "Comparison of Human Rights Values between the East and the West" and nearly 100 delegates from China and Europe attended the seminar.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
Foreign diplomats to Geneva visit Xinjiang
 
Diplomats and representatives based in Geneva from 14 countries and an organization visited Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from June 18 to 21 at the invitation of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
 
During the trip, the diplomats from countries including Algeria, Laos, Nigeria, Somalia and Tajikistan, as well as a representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), interacted extensively with local residents, farmers, teachers and students in various places across the region.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Heart disease screening, free surgery for poor children in Xinjiang
 
The Chinese Red Cross Foundation is helping children from poor families in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region receive free congenital heart disease screening and treatment, the foundation said on June 24, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Authorities allocate 360 mln yuan for disaster relief in south China
 
The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Emergency Management on June 24 allocated 360 million yuan (52.6 million U.S. dollars) to three province-level regions in southern and eastern China that were affected by heavy downpours and floods.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China's compulsory rehab centers treat 1.44 mln drug addicts in 11 years
 
China's compulsory rehabilitation centers have treated more than 1.44 million drug addicts over the past 11 years, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Justice on June 25, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Scholar shares in Geneva China's experiences in poverty reduction
 
Poverty reduction through education has played a fundamental role in the Chinese miracle of lifting more than 700 million people from absolute poverty in the past 70 years, a Chinese scholar said in Geneva on June 25, 2019.
 
China's success in poverty reduction lies in basic education, vocational education and higher education, said Dr. Shang Haiming from the Human Rights Institute at Southwest University of Political Science and Law, in his speech here at the ongoing 41st regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China steps up policy support to areas of extreme poverty
 
China has concentrated efforts to assist areas of extreme poverty as the stated deadline to eradicate absolute poverty by 2020 approaches.
 
From 2018 to 2020, China's central budget would allocate 214 billion yuan (about 31 billion U.S. dollars) to places including the Tibet Autonomous Region and parts of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region where abject poverty still persists, said Ou Qingping, deputy director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, at a press briefing on June 26, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Tibet's least habitable region lifts over 16,000 out of poverty
 
A total of 16,212 residents in Ngari Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, cast off poverty over the past three years, slashing poverty rate from 28.3 percent to 8.3 percent.
 
According to the poverty alleviation headquarters, 85 villages and four counties in Ngari are no longer labeled poor. The number of poverty-stricken population dropped from 22,948 at the end of 2015 to 6,736 at the end of 2018.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Beijing bans gender discrimination against women in employment
 
Beijing has banned gender discrimination practices in recruitment to boost career opportunities for women, according to a document released on June 27, 2019.
 
No requirements for gender should be included in any recruitment plans or interviews, according to the document from the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau.
 
By: Xinhua
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