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Revised laws on judges, procurators to take effect
 
The revised laws on judges and procurators adopted by the country's top legislature will become effective on Oct. 1.
 
The revised laws, approved at the bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in April, reflect the achievements of China's judicial reform in recent years.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China consults public opinion on draft administrative discipline law
 
A draft law on administrative discipline was published on October 8 on the official website of China's top legislature to consult public opinion.
 
The draft law was submitted to the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee in August.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China records lower inpatient mortality rate
 
China's National Health Commission (NHC) on October 9 said the inpatient mortality rate has been gradually declining in China.
 
China's inpatient mortality rate has fallen from 1.1 percent in 2005 to 0.44 percent in 2018, Guo Yanhong, an official with the NHC, said at a press conference.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Organ donation in China ranks No 1 in Asia
 
About 88 percent of all organs used for transplant surgeries in China last year were donated by people after death, while the rest were donated by living relatives of patients who received organs, according to a report released by the National Health Commission on October 9, 2019.
 
By: chinadaily.com.cn
 
China stresses "thunder-like" measures to eliminate "umbrellas" over gangs
 
The Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the National Supervisory Commission (NSC) on October 9 made public six cases on gang-related corruption and "protective umbrellas" that shelter gangs.
 
The cases involved former senior officials in the provinces of Liaoning, Zhejiang, Hunan, Jiangsu, Guangdong and Henan who took advantage of their posts to interfere in judicial activities, failed to fulfill their duties in accordance with law, took advantage of their power to seek illicit gains for gangsters or even took part in gang-related crimes themselves, according to the statement.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China strongly condemns U.S. inclusion of Xinjiang police departments in "Entity List"
 
China's national anti-terrorism leading group office on October 9 voiced strong condemnation of and firm opposition to the United States adding Chinese entities including police departments in Xinjiang to its "Entity List."
 
The office urged the U.S. side to immediately correct the wrong practice, withdraw the wrong decision and stop interfering in China's internal affairs, it said in a statement.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China refutes U.S. blacklist, visa restrictions over Xinjiang ‘abuse’
 
China opposes the United States' move to put restrictions on Chinese entities and officials and rejects claims of so-called "human rights abuses" in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on October 9, 2019.
 
On October 8, the U.S. Commerce Department added 28 organizations and companies to its blacklist over "human rights violations and abuses" in Xinjiang. On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was placing visa restrictions on Chinese officials for the same reason.
 
Spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Geng Shuang on October 9 refuted the groundless allegations and said Washington's restrictions are "serious violations of the basic norms governing international relations."
 
By: CGTN
 
Chinese procuratorates initiate over 200,000 public interest cases
 
Chinese procuratorates had instituted 204,446 cases of public interest litigation and filed 5,911 related legal proceedings by the end of August, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on October 10, 2019.
 
Steady efforts have been made to deal with cases involving polluted water management, heavy metals emissions, solid and household waste disposal as well as radiochemicals management, said Zhang Xueqiao, deputy procurator-general of the SPP, at a press conference.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China's Spring Bud Project helps over 3.69 mln girls in 30 years
 
The Spring Bud Project, launched by the China Children and Teenagers' Fund (CCTF) in 1989, has funded and helped over 3.69 million poor girls in the past 30 years.
 
The program, aimed at helping poor girls to finish schooling, has collected donations worth nearly 2.12 billion yuan (about 297.5 million U.S. dollars) and provided assistance to the building of 1,811 "Spring Bud" schools.
The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and the CCTF on Oct. 10 jointly held a press conference on the achievements made by the program over 30 years.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China clamps down on food and drug safety
 
Prosecutors at all levels in China filed 61,668 public interest lawsuits in food and drug safety, including 52,291 procuratorial advices, and brought 1,083 cases to the court during a year-long campaign launched by the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), according to an SPP news conference on October 10, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China expands pilot terminal care program
 
China has expanded a pilot terminal care program to 71 cities and municipal districts including Shanghai and Xicheng District in Beijing as part of ongoing efforts to advance the care for the elderly, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on October 11, 2019.
 
With the expansion, the pilot program is expected to gain experience for the standardization of end-of-life care and benefit more senior citizens, Wang Haidong, an official with the NHC, said at a press conference.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China sets air quality target for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei
 
Chinese authorities on October 16 released an action plan for air pollution control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas, setting specific targets for the autumn and winter seasons.
 
The average density of PM2.5, fine particulate matter that causes smog, should drop 4 percent year on year from Oct. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, according to the plan jointly released by several government agencies including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi stresses efforts to win battle against poverty
 
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has underscored continuous efforts to win the battle against poverty.
 
China must stick to its poverty relief target, make unremitting efforts, and ensure high-quality outcomes in the battle, Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, stressed when giving instructions on October 17 as the country observes the sixth National Poverty Relief Day, which falls on Oct. 17 every year.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China wins global applause for efforts in world peacekeeping
 
China's efforts in keeping world peace, and promoting cooperation and development won global applause at the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum, held from October 20-22, 2019.
 
"China has played a very critical and a very important role in UN peacekeeping operations," said Atul Khare, UN under-secretary-general for operational support.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China generates largest amount of information, richest ideas, says Chinese diplomat on human rights
 
A Chinese diplomat on human rights said here on October 21 that China has the largest amount of information and generates the richest ideas in the world.
 
China's Constitution and other laws fully respect and guarantee citizens' freedom of speech, said Liu Hua, special representative for Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, at an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression held by the Third Committee of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese human rights experts hold symposium on Xinjiang, HK issues at UN
 
A seminar on counterterrorism and deradicalization in Xinjiang, reincarnation of Living Buddhas in Tibet and Hong Kong’s Fugitive Offenders Ordinance amendment bill was held by China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) on Oct. 23rd at the UN headquarter, New York.
 
Experts at the China International Exchange Association and officials from the UN Permanent Missions of 13 countries such as North Korea and Singapore attended the symposium.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn

Chinese experts, scholars brief journalists on Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Tibet
 
A number of Chinese experts and scholars briefed Chinese and foreign journalists on issues related to Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong here on Friday. The briefing was held by the Chinese mission to the United Nations and the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS).
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to leave no one with disabilities behind, senior official says
 
The Chinese government will not leave persons with disabilities behind in its effort to build an all-round well-off society by 2020, a diplomat said at a human rights meeting on October 21, 2019.
 
China attaches great importance to promoting and protecting the rights of people with disabilities, Liu Hua, special representative for human rights of China's Foreign Ministry, said at a United Nations dialogue on the rights of people with disabilities.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese envoy refutes U.S. groundless accusations on China's human rights
 
A Chinese envoy refuted the "groundless accusations" on China's human rights by the United States and a few other countries on October 22, 2019.
 
"The United States and a few other countries, in their old habits, have made attempt to use human rights to interfere in China's internal affairs, which China totally rejects," Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, told the UN General Assembly's Third Committee, also known as the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang’s traditional culture well protected
 
A Chinese diplomat rebuked on October 22 America’s baseless accusations of Xinjiang’s cultural rights situation at the third committee of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
 
Liu Hua, special representative for human rights of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to the discovery, inheritance and protection of Xinjiang’s excellent traditional culture. Minority languages are widely used in various fields including justice, administration, education, press, publication, radio and television, and the internet.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
China to tighten up plastic use in schools
 
Chinese authorities demand primary and middle schools to step up education on environment protection and reduce the use of plastic, according to a statement issued on October 23, 2019.
 
The schools should not force students to use plastic book covers, especially substandard ones, which could damage children's health, said the statement.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Countries must follow path of human rights development suited to national conditions: Chinese envoy
 
A Chinese envoy said here on October 22 that countries must follow a path of human rights development suited to national conditions, as there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
 
"Countries need to bear in mind the practical circumstances, consider both universality and specialty, and strive to find a tailored and effective model of promoting and protecting human rights," Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), told the UN General Assembly's Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs Committee.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Dozens of countries oppose U.S. using Xinjiang to interfere in China's internal affairs
 
Dozens of countries expressed firm opposition to the United States and other countries for using Xinjiang to interfere in China's internal affairs on October 29, 2019.
 
They voiced their support for the counter-terrorism measures in Xinjiang through joint and separate statements made during a discussion on human rights at the Third Committee of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, also known as the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to uphold, improve unified systems for ensuring wellbeing of urban, rural residents: document
 
China will work to uphold and improve unified systems for ensuring the wellbeing of both urban and rural residents and to meet people's ever-increasing needs for a better life, according to a decision of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
 
The decision on some major issues concerning how to uphold and improve the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and advance the modernization of China's system and capacity for governance was adopted at the fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee on Oct. 31.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese charity helps improve medical services in poverty-stricken areas
 
A total of 127 ambulances are set to head for hospitals in poverty-stricken regions in China, the China Siyuan Foundation for Poverty Alleviation announced on October 31, 2019.
 
For now, 3,592 ambulances have been donated to poor counties nationwide, with each of the 592 national-level impoverished counties having received at least three ambulances, the foundation said.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China urges U.S., Britain to stop distorting facts on Xinjiang-related issues
 
China on Oct. 30 urged countries including the United States and Britain to stop distorting facts on Xinjiang-related issues and make real and concrete efforts to support the healthy development of the international human rights cause.
 
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a press briefing when he was asked to comment on what happened during the dialogue between the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
 
On Oct. 29, a few Western countries including the United States and Britain delivered a common speech during the dialogue, criticizing China's Xinjiang policy, while more than 60 others countries also made common speeches supporting China's position on Xinjiang, praising China's great progress in human rights protection and opposing interference in China's domestic affairs under the name of human rights.
 
By: Xinhua
 
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