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Side-event on China's human rights protection of ethnic minorities held in Geneva
 
During the ongoing 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council, a side-event themed on China’s human rights protection of ethnic minority groups is held in Geneva on July 2, 2019. Experts and scholars of the China Society for Human Rights Studies introduced the development of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Tibet Autonomous Region to the diplomats and officials of international organizations at the meeting. 
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
China's human rights protection achievements in Xinjiang hailed at UN side-meeting
 
During the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council, a side-event titled `Human Rights Progress in Xinjiang, China` was held in Geneve on July 3, 2019, hailing China`s human rights protection achievements in Xinjiang.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
Xinjiang's greater progress depends on overall social stability: diplomat
 
A senior Chinese diplomat has stressed here that stability and security are indispensable to development and enjoyment of human rights, saying only under overall social stability can China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region achieve great progresses.
 
Addressing a side-event titled "Human Rights Progress in Xinjiang, China" on July 3, Chen Xu, head of the Chinese mission to UN at Geneva, told the audience that Xinjiang is enjoying its fastest development and greatest stability ever seen in its history.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China rolls out psychological care program targeting elderly
 
China has introduced a two-year pilot program to find out the psychological conditions and needs of senior citizens at the primary level, the National Health Commission (NHC) announced on July 4, 2019.
 
Covering 1,600 urban communities and 320 villages, the pilot program targets permanent residents aged 65 or above, said Wang Haidong, director of NHC's Department of Ageing and Health.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China steps up fire prevention on rental housing, business around campuses
 
The Ministry of Emergency Management on July 3 urged local departments to reinforce fire safety inspections on rental housing units and businesses near campuses.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to ensure all rural areas have medical doctors by end of 2019
 
China will make efforts to ensure that all rural areas in the country have medical doctors and healthcare institutions by the end of this year, the National Health Commission announced at a press conference on July 9, 2019.
 
The country aims to enable patients with common and chronic diseases to receive diagnosis and treatments at primary-level healthcare institutions in counties, townships and villages.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China, Africa highlight growth's role in promotion of human rights
 
A side-event titled "The Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of All Human Rights" was held in Geneve on July 9, highlighting the growth's role in promoting of human rights.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
China to protect rural left-behind children from cybersecurity threats
 
China launched a campaign to protect left-behind children in rural areas from Internet security threats on July 10, 2019.
 
Co-organized by China's National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications and tech giant Tencent, the campaign named "Bring Internet Security to Classrooms" will run from September to December and cover rural areas in over 10 provincial-level regions.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China issues guideline to strengthen care for de facto orphans
 
China issued its first guideline to strengthen the work of protecting and supporting de facto orphans on July 10, 2019.
 
The Ministry of Civil Affairs announced the guideline, jointly issued by 12 government agencies, at a press conference.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China effectively addresses illness-caused poverty
 
About 6.7 million families previously in poverty due to high medical bills have been lifted above the poverty line thanks to government financial aid, according to the National Health Commission (NHC) on July 15, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to reduce oversized classes to improve education
 
China aims to eliminate "super-sized" classes that accommodate more than 66 students in primary and middle schools nationwide by the end of 2020, according to a guideline released on July 17, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China's traffic management reform benefits over 800 mln people
 
More than 800 million people have benefited from a nationwide reform to streamline public traffic services over the past year, according to the traffic management bureau of the Ministry of Public Security.
 
A total of 20 reform measures have been implemented and 10 new measures have been promoted by traffic management agencies nationwide since June last year, the bureau revealed at a meeting on deepening traffic management reform on July 17, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang policy in the best interest of local ethnicities
 
That the United Nations ambassadors of 37 countries, mostly developing ones, released a letter on July 19 defending China's policy in its Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is in striking contrast with the text signed by envoys from some developed countries denouncing China's actions in Xinjiang. 
 
By: China Daily
 
Xinjiang creates 350,000 jobs in H1
 
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region created a total of 353,400 new jobs for its residents in the first half of 2019, local authorities said on July 18, 2019.
The regional human resources and social security bureau said that from January to June, the region stepped up support to implement various policies to promote employment and gave priority to people living in impoverished areas in southern Xinjiang.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China issues white paper on historical matters concerning Xinjiang
 
The State Council Information Office issued a white paper on historical matters concerning Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China on July 20, 2019.
 
China is a unified multiethnic country, and the various ethnic groups in Xinjiang have long been part of the Chinese nation. Throughout its long history, Xinjiang's development has been closely related to that of China, the white paper said.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Journalists from 24 countries visit Xinjiang
 
A group of journalists from 24 countries visited northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from July 14 to 22 at the invitation of China's State Council Information Office.
 
They agreed that the Chinese government has made progress in cracking down on and preventing terrorism according to the law, safeguarding the religious freedom of its citizens, preserving traditional culture of minor ethnic groups and improving people's livelihoods.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Garbage sorting key to healthy environment: disease control center
 
China's promotion of garbage sorting is a key measure in building a healthy living environment for the public, said the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on July 24, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China's top court vows death penalty to child sex offenders of serious cases
 
China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) announced on July 24 that criminals committing sexual assault against children that are "extremely vile in nature" and cause "extremely severe consequences" will be sentenced to death with no leniency.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China issues white paper on protecting disabled persons' rights, interests in 70 years
 
China issued a white paper on the country's efforts to protect rights and interests of persons with disabilities in the past 70 years on July 25, 2019.
 
The white paper, titled "Equality, Participation and Sharing: 70 Years of Protecting the Rights and Interests of Persons with Disabilities in the PRC," was released by the State Council Information Office.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China's free cancer screening program benefits rural women
 
A large number of rural Chinese women have benefited from a national program that offers free cervical and breast cancer screenings in the past decade, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on July 25, 2019.
 
Nearly 100 million free cervical cancer examinations and more than 30 million breast cancer tests have been provided for rural women aged between 35 and 64 since the program was initiated in 2009, said Qin Geng, an official with the commission, at a press conference.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China reports less labor rights violations in H1
 
China dealt with about 49,000 cases of labor rights violations in the first half of this year, down 25.2 percent from the same period last year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on July 25, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
50 Countries Co-signed Letter to President of UNHRC and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Support of China's Position on Xinjiang-related Issues
 
By 18:00 26 July, 50 Ambassadors to the UNOG co-signed a letter to the President of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, voiced their support for China's position on issues related to Xinjiang, China. Other countries expressed support in their separate letters and press releases. Many of them have seen the real situation in Xinjiang on recent visits.
 
By: FMA
 
China releases pardoned prisoners
 
The first group of prisoners, who were granted special pardons on June 29, have been released, according to a statement given to Xinhua on July 30, 2019.
 
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, adopted a decision granting the special pardons to nine categories of criminals on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) on June 29.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China spends over 8.6 bln yuan to support people in need
 
China had spent 8.61 billion yuan (1.25 billion U.S. dollars) to support people in special difficulties by the end of March 2019, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said on July 29, 2019.
 
More than 4.78 million people are living in difficult situations in the country, including the elderly, the disabled and minors who are incapable of working, have no source of income, and have no others to rely on for support.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang lifts over 2 mln people out of poverty in past five years
 
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region lifted more than 2.31 million people out of poverty from 2014 to 2018 amid its all-out poverty relief efforts, regional authorities said on July 30, 2019.
 
The region's poverty headcount ratio dropped from 19.5 percent in 2013 to 6.1 percent in 2018, with per capita disposable income of its rural residents surging from 119 yuan in 1978 to 11,975 yuan last year, said Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Xinjiang regional government, at a press conference in Beijing.
 
By: Xinhua