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China to further raise pension benefits for retired soldiers
 
China will further increase pension and living subsidies for disabled veterans, Red Army veterans and families of martyrs starting Aug. 1, China's Army Day.
 
Pension allowances for disabled soldiers, police officers and militia members, as well as families of martyrs and deceased soldiers, will be increased by 10 percent from last year, according to a statement jointly issued by the Ministry of Veterans Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China sees progress in improving accessibility for disabled
 
China has registered progress in improving accessibility for persons with disabilities or physical challenges since the release of a set of regulations on the initiative in 2012.
 
Adopted by the State Council, the Regulations on the Building of an Accessible Environment took effect on Aug. 1, 2012.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to install more elevators for disabled people
 
The China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF) has called for further improving accessibility for the disabled people, underlining the urgency to install more elevators.
 
A program was launched at a press conference on August 2 in Beijing to push for the installation of more elevators for old residential buildings.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to build child sex offender database
 
China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced on August 2 that a national database of child sex offenders will be established.
 
The SPP will also promote the building of relevant inquiry and restriction mechanisms for candidates seeking employment related to minors, said Shi Weizhong, a senior prosecutor with the SPP, at a video conference on inter-agency protection of rural left-behind children and children living in difficulties.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Employment training programs for disabled receive donation
 
The China Foundation for Disabled Persons (CFDP) received 1 million yuan ($144,500) of donation on August 5 to sponsor employment training of disabled persons.
 
The donation was from a Beijing-based foundation attached to 58.com, which will jointly launch a charity program with the CFDP, the CFDP press release said.
 
By: Xinhua

43 Tibetan kids with heart disease to receive free treatment
 
Forty-three Tibetan children suffering from congenital heart disease will receive free surgery treatment in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, according to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF).
 
Together with the 7th People's Hospital of Zhengzhou, the CRCF initiated this congenital heart disease screening program in Shigatse, the second largest city in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, from Aug. 1 to 5. A total of 206 children in the area received the screening.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China stipulates national standards for disability nursing home care
 
China on August 7 issued its first national standards for nursing home care services for people with disabilities.
 
The standards, to go into effect on Jan 1, 2020, apply to nursing home facilities for working-age persons with intellectual, mental and severe physical disabilities.
 
The standards include service contents, requirements and procedures, as well as management and service evaluation.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Beijing court sets up judicial education bases in schools
 
Beijing No 1 Intermediate People's Court has set up judicial education bases in three schools on August 8 to strengthen protection for juveniles.
 
The court said it will organize various judicial activities, including law lectures and juvenile-related case sharing, with the Capital Normal University High School, High School Affiliated to Beijing Institute of Technology and Beijing Shijingshanqu Experimental Primary School through the bases.
 
By: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Measures to improve lives, boost demand
 
China will take more measures, including improving services for people's daily lives and encouraging cultural and tourism consumption, as part of efforts to better meet the need for consumer sector upgrades to further unleash the potential of domestic demand.
 
The decision was made on August 7 at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang pools over 1 bln yuan to improve nutrition for rural students
 
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has invested nearly 1.15 billion yuan (about 163 million U.S. dollars) to improve nutrition for rural students in the first half of this year.
 
The regional education department said on August 12 that about 1.44 million rural students have benefited from the program, which aims to improve nutrition for rural elementary and middle school students, especially those living in poverty-stricken areas in southern Xinjiang.
 
By: Xinhua
 
New judicial explanation to regulate death penalty review, execution
 
The Supreme People's Court (SPC) is to enforce a judicial interpretation on the review and execution procedures for the death penalty to protect the convicts' lawful rights and interests starting from Sept. 1, the SPC announced on August 9.
 
By: Xinhua

China allocates 300 mln yuan for Typhoon Lekima relief
 
China allocated 300 million yuan (42.73 million U.S. dollars) of central fiscal funds on August 12 to help with rescue and relief work in three provinces affected by Typhoon Lekima.
 
A total of 150 million yuan was allocated to eastern China's Zhejiang Province, following a 30-million-yuan relief fund previously given to the province, where Typhoon Lekima made landfall on August 10, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM).
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese charity donates 50 water tanks to poverty-stricken area
 
A total of 50 water tanks are set to head for people in poverty-stricken regions in the city of Hechi, southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the China Siyuan Foundation for Poverty Alleviation said on August 15.
 
The foundation was established by the Central Committee of China National Democratic Construction Association in 2007, to prompt enterprise engagement in poverty relief and other charity projects.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China vows crackdown on acts disturbing school order
 
Chinese authorities have promised to crack down on acts that disrupt school order and law-based settlement of disputes over school accidents in a guideline released on August 20.
 
Such acts include attacking people, intentionally damaging public properties, putting up banners on campus, blocking school gates, and stalking school officials, according to the guideline jointly issued by five departments including the Ministry of Education, the Supreme People's Court and the Ministry of Public Security.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Concern group against school bullying set up in Hong Kong
 
A concern group against school bullying was set up in Hong Kong on August 21 amid the escalated violent acts from radical protesters in recent months.
 
The aim of setting up this group is to provide an extra channel for students and parents in need to report school bullying cases, said Chan Wing-Kee, convenor of the newly formed School Bullying Concern Group.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China releases white paper on vocational education and training in Xinjiang
 
China released a white paper on vocational education and training in Xinjiang on August 16.
 
There are six chapters in the white paper: urgent needs for education and training, law-based education and training, content of education and training, protection of trainees' basic rights, remarkable results in education and training, and experience in countering extremism.
 
The white paper, published by the State Council Information Office, said that terrorism and extremism are the common enemies of humanity, and the fight against terrorism and extremism is the shared responsibility of the international community.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese premier stresses stabilizing employment
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on August 19 stressed the importance of stabilizing employment while presiding over a symposium in Harbin, capital city of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
 
Employment is pivotal to people's wellbeing. Governments should realize the arduousness of job creation and put stable employment at a more prominent position, Li said.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Relocated town in Kashgar gains access to power supply, better road conditions, health care
 
Once living in Kosirap Township in the remote area of Kunlun Mountains, 1,194 households were relocated to Tongan Township, 94 kilometers away from the original spot, in Aug. 2018. As a series of favorable measures were taken, the relocated town has gained access to power supply, better road conditions and health care. Furthermore, local authorities boost villagers’ income by attracting investment and developing courtyard economy. By the end of 2019, a total of 160 thousand farmers and herders in the poverty-stricken areas will be relocated to new houses subsidized by government on plain or near oasis.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Traditional Tibetan medical services available in 89 pct of Tibet's township clinics
 
Traditional Tibetan medical services are available in 89 percent of township clinics in China's Tibet Autonomous Region, according to a forum on Tibetan studies held on August 20.
 
Figures also showed that Tibet now has 43 public-funded healthcare institutions of traditional Tibetan medicine and 13 private-run hospitals of traditional Tibetan medicine.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China vows to maintain stable drug prices
 
China's National Healthcare Security Administration said on August 22 that it will establish and improve a long-term mechanism for drug prices to ensure the supply of clinical medicines at reasonable prices.
 
The administration's deputy head Chen Jinfu said at a press conference that measures including price monitoring, credit rating and legal punishment will be taken to make sure the drug prices are set reasonably by the pharmaceutical firms.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China plans to add 128 drugs to basic healthcare insurance
 
China plans to add 128 medicines to the list of those that are covered by basic healthcare insurance, according to the National Healthcare Security Administration (NHSA).
 
The new drugs are 109 modern medicines and 19 traditional Chinese medicines used in treating cancer, rare diseases, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and chronic illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes, the NHSA said on August 22.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi highlights significance of ecological civilization
 
President Xi Jinping encouraged efforts to protect the environment and biological diversity in a congratulatory letter on Monday to a forum on national parks.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said that building an ecological civilization bears great significance in the development and progress of human civilization.
 
The first National Park Forum, themed "Establish the Mechanism of Nature Reserve Areas with National Parks as a Major Component", opened on August 19 in Xining, capital of Qinghai province.
 
By: China Daily
 
The Long-Lasting Unsolved Problem of Gun Violence in the United States Has Aggressively Trampled on Human Rights
 
The China Society for Human Rights Studies on August 24 issued an article titled "The Long-Lasting Unsolved Problem of Gun Violence in the United States Has Aggressively Trampled on Human Rights."
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang promotes health care programs to reduce illness-caused poverty
 
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has seen marked drop in the number of families in poverty due to medical bills, thanks to government health care programs, according to the regional health authority on August 26.
 
There were 40,000 families in poverty due to medical bills in Xinjiang at the beginning of August, which was 22,000 fewer than the previous year, Mutalifu Rouzi, director of the health commission of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China strengthens compulsory education support for poor students
 
The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development recently released a work plan to support compulsory education and promote education poverty alleviation, the MOE said on August 29.
 
According to the plan, children of school age from impoverished families should not drop out of school and should be guaranteed affordable education.
 
By: Xinhua
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