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China releases guideline to improve elderly care
 
China's National Health Commission and seven other authorities on November 1 jointly issued the country's first guideline on improving the elderly care system.
 
The guideline requires that over 80 percent of the country's general hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and primary-level healthcare institutions are age-friendly by 2022.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Clarified rules on handling online information crime to take effect
 
Top judicial authorities' latest guideline on handling online information crime of internet service providers (ISPs) will take effect on Nov. 1.
 
ISPs refusing to fulfill their duty concerning information network security may face jail if they cause leaks of over 500 pieces of users' communication content, location, credit or property information in China, according to a judicial interpretation by the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi stresses people-centered development in urban construction
 
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said that the concept of people-centered development must be carried out in urban construction.
 
Xi made the remarks during an inspection tour in China's economic hub Shanghai on November 2, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China, ASEAN connectivity cooperation helps reduce poverty in region: Philippine official
 
The enhanced connectivity cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is pivotal in the fight against poverty in the region, a senior Philippine official said here on November 4, 2019.
 
Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez stressed the importance of enhanced connectivity with China in the fight against poverty, which is one of the most important development goals of ASEAN countries.
 
By: Xinhua

Authority requires strengthened food safety supervision in rural schools
 
A leading group office under the Ministry of Education on November 5 required the regions and schools which carry out the nutrition improvement program to strengthen food safety supervision as the winter comes.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Documentary on China's education achievements to be aired
 
A four-episode documentary series featuring China's achievements on education during the past 70 years will be aired on China Central Television starting from November 5, 2019.
 
The series, jointly produced by China Media Group and the Ministry of Education, will demonstrate the country's consistent efforts to develop education.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Authority requires strengthened food safety supervision in rural schools
 
A leading group office under the Ministry of Education on November 5 required the regions and schools which carry out the nutrition improvement program to strengthen food safety supervision as the winter comes.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China's Tibet enjoys development, religious freedom: Chinese ambassador to India
 
Tibet has been part of China since ancient times and it enjoys development and religious freedom, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong wrote in an article published in the Hindustan Times on November 6, 2019.
 
The article, entitled China's Tibet: A story of progress, said this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 60th anniversary of democratic reform in Tibet, and over the past 60 years great changes have taken place in Tibet under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China intensifies efforts to ensure supply of farm produce, keep prices stable
 
The Chinese government will take stronger measures to ensure the supply of key farm produce and keep prices stable, the State Council decided at its executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on November 6, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang dispatches over 8,000 sci-tech professionals to assist with poverty alleviation
 
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has dispatched more than 8,000 scientific and technical professionals to 87 counties, cities and districts in a bid to help with the region's poverty alleviation work, according to the regional department of science and technology on November 6, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to strengthen punishments for food safety violators: official
 
China will toughen its punishment for food safety violators, as its revised regulation on the implementation of the Food Safety Law adds a maximum fine of 10 times the annual income of a violator, an official said on November 12, 2019.
 
The regulation, to be effective starting Dec. 1, strengthens the punishment of illegal activities, adding a "punishment to person" system to hold legal representatives and relevant responsible persons accountable, who may face fines up to 10 times their annual income, said Sun Meijun, an official with the State Administration for Market Regulation.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese armed police donate 33 mln yuan for girls' education
 
The Chinese People's Armed Police Force (CAPF) on Nov. 13 donated more than 33 million yuan (about 4.71 million U.S. dollars) to a charity project aimed at helping poor girls finish schooling.
 
The Spring Buds Project, jointly promoted by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and the China Children and Teenagers' Fund, has received a total of 91 million yuan in donations from the armed police force.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China allocates 830 million yuan for drought relief
 
China has earmarked 830 million yuan (about 118.6 million U.S. dollars) to alleviate drought and ensure agricultural production, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on November 12, 2019.
 
A total of 605 million yuan of the fund will be used to relieve drought and secure water supply in provinces including Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei and Hunan, as well as Chongqing Municipality, said the MOF in a statement.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi says HK's most pressing task is to end violence, chaos and restore order
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the most pressing task for Hong Kong at present is to bring violence and chaos to an end and restore order.
 
Xi made this clear stance of the Chinese government on Hong Kong's situation while he was attending the 11th BRICS summit in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, on November 14, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to launch nationwide vaccine tracking system next year
 
China is expected to launch its nationwide vaccine tracking system in March next year, an official said on November 14, 2019.
 
The system will cover information on the entire supply chain of products of all domestic vaccine manufacturers and vaccination information from health departments, said Yan Jiangying, deputy director of the National Medical Products Administration.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese premier stresses multiple measures to improve people's livelihood
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for reform and innovation to tackle obstacles in the country's development and multiple measures to improve people's livelihood.
 
Li made the remarks during an inspection tour in the cities of Jingdezhen and Nanchang in eastern China's Jiangxi Province from November 14 to 15, 2019.
 
The premier stressed efforts of further reform and open up, in a bid to maintain the economic operation within a reasonable range and achieve major annual targets.
 
By: Xinhua

China steps up efforts to counter child abuse
 
"Don't touch me, do you want to go to jail?" said a second-grade girl at the primary school affiliated to Chen Jinglun High School in Beijing. While sounding at first like a harrowing encounter, it was actually a simulation class of a philanthropic project named "Girls' Protection," in which students learn skills like how to say "no" to unwanted sexual advances.
 
As World Children's Day falls on November 20, such classes on self-protection and sex education for children, as part of the efforts to counter child abuse, are becoming a more common scene across China.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China to promote centralized medicine procurement, use to ease patients' burden
 
China will improve its mechanism for centralized medicine procurement and use in a steady and orderly manner as part of its efforts to deepen healthcare reform and provide better medical services to the people, the State Council decided at its executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on November 20, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese delegation on human rights visits Egypt
 
A delegation of China Foundation for Human Rights Development paid a visit to Egypt from November 21-23, during which the two sides discussed increasing exchanges and cooperation in the field of human rights promotion.
 
The delegation was led by Huang Mengfu, chairman of the foundation, who held a meeting with Mohamed Fayek, head of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China honors groups, individuals for protection of women and children's rights
 
Nearly 2,000 groups and individuals were awarded for their contributions to protecting women and children's rights, according to a launch ceremony held in Beijing on November 28, 2019.
 
Launched by the All China Women's Federation (ACWF) in 2001, the awards project promotes the protection of women and children's rights.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China vows to ensure food safety in schools, kindergartens
 
China's Ministry of Education on Nov. 25 said it will establish a long-term mechanism to ensure food safety for students and teachers in middle and primary schools, as well as kindergartens.
 
There are 515,000 middle and primary schools and kindergartens in China, the ministry said, noting that 417,000 of them have introduced a regulation asking school officials to accompany students during each school meal.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China builds service network for child health
 
China has built a service network for child health, integrating primary-level medical service centers, maternal and childcare facilities, children's hospitals and pediatric departments in general hospitals, said a senior official with China's National Health Commission (NHC).
 
Medical service and healthcare play an indispensable role in promoting children's early development and well-being, Yu Yanhong, an official with the NHC, said at an international seminar on early child development held on November 26, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua

China releases article exposing serious gender discrimination in U.S.
 
The China Society for Human Rights Studies Tuesday issued an article titled "The Long-Standing Issue of Gender Discrimination in the United States Seriously Hinders the Realization of Women's Human Rights within the Country."
 
By: Xinhua
 
UN Women calls for social awareness on gender-based violence
 
UN Women held a launch ceremony for a 16-day event featuring prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls on November 27 in Beijing. The event, themed on "Generation Equality: Stands Against Violence," started on Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
 
The 16-day event chose the color orange to warn against gender-based violence, as well as to express hope and encouragement for the victims, aiming to raise public awareness to respect women and support their rights.
 
By: Xinhua

China builds service network for child health
 
China has built a service network for child health, integrating primary-level medical service centers, maternal and childcare facilities, children's hospitals and pediatric departments in general hospitals, said a senior official with China's National Health Commission (NHC).
 
Medical service and healthcare play an indispensable role in promoting children's early development and well-being, Yu Yanhong, an official with the NHC, said at an international seminar on early child development held on November 26, 2019.
 
By: Xinhua
 

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