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Chinese vice premier inspects newly-delivered hospital to combat coronavirus
 
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who leads a central government group to guide the epidemic control work in Hubei Province, inspects Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 2, 2020. Entrusted by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Sun Chunlan inspected Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) Hospital, a newly-delivered hospital to combat coronavirus in Wuhan.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China's No 1 central document prioritizes poverty relief, improving rural weak links
 
Agriculture, rural areas and farmers' issues remain China's top priorities for the 17th consecutive year as this year's "No 1 central document," released on February 5, stressed poverty alleviation and improving rural weak links.
 
As the first policy statement released by China's central authorities each year, the document is seen as an indicator of policy priorities. This year it urged efforts on two main tasks -- winning the battle against poverty and strengthening areas of weakness concerning agriculture, rural areas and farmers, as the country strives to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects this year.
 
By: Xinhua
 
WHO says new hospitals in China's Wuhan remarkable effort, pays tribute to lab staff
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) said in Geneva on Feb. 5 that the construction of new hospitals in China's city of Wuhan for novel coronavirus patients is a remarkable effort, while paying tribute to lab technicians who have been under huge workload of diagnosis and testing.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi stresses law-based infection prevention, control
 
President Xi Jinping called for greater legislative, law enforcement, judicial and law observance efforts to strengthen the capacity to carry out law-based infection prevention and control on February 5, 2020.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the statement when presiding over the third meeting of the Commission for Overall Law-based Governance of the CPC Central Committee. Xi is the head of the commission.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Charter flights bring home over 1,500 Hubei residents stranded overseas
 
China has dispatched 12 charter flights to fly more than 1,500 stranded Hubei residents home from overseas following the novel coronavirus outbreak, a civil aviation official said on Feb. 6, 2020.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Collection of virus-related information should follow rule of law
 
Information collected for preventing and controlling the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak are not allowed to be used in any other situations, and the collection should be developed within groups of confirmed and suspected cases as well as those who had close contacts with the patients to avoid discrimination.
 
The collection requirements have been highlighted in a notice issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country's top internet watchdog, on Feb. 9, 2020.
 
By: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Xi vows to win people's war against novel coronavirus
 
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, stressed resolutely winning the people's war against pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus on Feb. 10, 2020.
 
Wearing a mask, Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited a residential community, a hospital and a district center for disease control and prevention in Beijing.
 
The inspection came at a time when many people outside the epidemic center of Hubei Province resumed work after an extended holiday.
 
By: Xinhua
 
The world grateful for Chinese health workers' efforts to fight coronavirus: WHO chief
 
The world is grateful for the efforts of health workers in China, especially in Hubei, to discover how to best treat infected patients and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, said World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on February 10, 2020.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China urges improved working conditions, care for medical staff
 
Chinese authorities have called for improving the working conditions and care for medical personnel at the frontline against the novel coronavirus pneumonia.
 
According to a circular jointly issued by the National Health Commission, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Finance on Feb. 11, the payment of the allowance for medical workers should be guaranteed.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Over 59 mln Chinese elderly covered with commercial health insurance
 
About 59.18 million elderly people in China are covered with commercial health insurance, with the penetration rate standing at 35.5 percent, said China's top insurance regulator on Feb. 13, 2020.

Covering almost all types of insurance, over 2,400 insurance products are available for people aged 65 and above, according to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese UN envoy refutes U.S. accusations over counter-terrorism in Xinjiang
 
A Chinese UN envoy on Feb. 7 refuted accusations by the United States over China's counter-terrorism efforts in its northwestern region of Xinjiang.
 
At a Security Council meeting on the threat posed by the Islamic State, Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, said the remarks by the U.S. representative regarding Xinjiang are "unwarranted."
 
By: Xinhua
 
China's Yunnan lifts 1.37 mln people out of poverty in 2019
 
About 1.37 million people bid farewell to poverty last year in southwest China's Yunnan Province, the local government said on Feb. 17, 2020.
 
According to the provincial poverty alleviation conference, 3,005 villages were no longer labeled poor as of the end of 2019, and the average income of farmers in poverty-stricken areas rose from 2,744 yuan (392 U.S. dollars) in 2013 to 9,249 yuan last year.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China stresses timely spring farming, stable employment
 
The State Council, China's cabinet, stressed the importance of timely spring farming and a steady business environment for stable employment on Feb. 18.
 
Local governments should take responsibility for guiding spring farming to ensure stable agricultural production and a bumper harvest, according to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi replies to letter from Bill Gates on COVID-19
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has written back to Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after receiving a letter from the U.S. business leader on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
 
In his letter dated Feb. 20, the Chinese president wrote: "I deeply appreciate the act of generosity of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and your letter of solidarity to the Chinese people at such an important moment."
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi replies to letter from medical students of Tibet University
 
President Xi Jinping has encouraged medical students of Tibet University to develop strong skills and serve the people at the primary level ahead of the Tibetan New Year.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks on February 21 when answering a letter from 17 students who are interning at Peking University Shougang Hospital in Beijing.
 
By: Xinhua
 
UN chief issues "call to action" on human rights
 
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Feb. 24 issued a "Call to Action for Human Rights" at the 43rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, which opened here on February 24 and will last until March 20.
 
The call singles out seven areas where concerted efforts could achieve a quantum leap in progress or avert the risk of backsliding, Guterres explained.
 
By: Xinhua
 
UN rights chief urges cooperative action for more equitable, sustainable world
 
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on February 24 issued a "Call to Action for Human Rights" at the 43rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, which opened here on February 24 and will last until March 20.
 
The call singles out seven areas where concerted efforts could achieve a quantum leap in progress or avert the risk of backsliding, Guterres explained.
 
By: Xinhua
 
UN chief praises China's contribution to global fight against COVID-19
 
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Feb. 24 praised China's contribution to the global fight against COVID-19, noting that the Chinese are making efforts for humanity.
 
After discussing COVID-19 outbreak with the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva, Guterres called on all countries to assume their responsibilities in combating COVID-19.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese authorities stress differentiated epidemic control strategies
 
Chinese authorities stressed precise and differentiated strategies in the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic on Feb. 24, 2020.
 
Measures should be taken based on different conditions in each region to combat the epidemic, according to a meeting of the leading group of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which was chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the leading group.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China stabilizes employment through various channels
 
China has rolled out policies to support enterprises to ensure existing jobs through measures like unemployment insurance and vocational training subsidies, assistant finance minister Ou Wenhan said on Feb. 24, 2020.
 
Besides, China has issued policies such as lower financing guarantee fees to alleviate the high financing costs of small and micro enterprises to help them cope with the epidemic, he said at a press conference.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China tightens management on elderly care institutions amid epidemic
 
Elderly care institutions in high-risk regions of novel coronavirus infection should suspend elderly people and staff from entering the facilities, according to a guideline issued by China's Ministry of Civil Affairs on February 25, 2020.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China achieves better gender equality over 25 years: envoy
 
The 43rd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council held a high-level panel discussion on Feb. 25 commemorating the 25th anniversary of the “Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action” adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women in 1995. High-level representatives from more than 100 countries, diplomatic envoys in Geneva and representatives of international organizations attended the event.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
Xi emphasizes full effort on food security
 
President Xi Jinping underlined the importance of ensuring grain and food security amid the novel coronavirus epidemic on Feb. 25, 2020.
 
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in an instruction on this spring's farm production.
 
By: China Daily/Xinhua
 
China urges U.S. to stop interfering in China's internal affairs under pretext of religion
 
China urges the United States to stop interfering in China's internal affairs under the pretext of religion, according to a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Feb. 26, 2020.
 
Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a press conference when responding to a question on the words of Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, slandering China's measures regarding Muslims.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese academics share views on human rights progress at UN session
 
Chinese scholars shared their views on China's progress in human rights and developments in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on the sidelines of the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Feb. 27, 2020. Meanwhile, some countries at the international event continue to slander China's Xinjiang policies.
 
Five academics, including three from Xinjiang, were on hand to share their personal stories and research on China's progress in human rights protection from their perspectives on anti-terrorism, protecting ethnic culture, and novel coronavirus prevention efforts. 
 
By: GLOBAL TIMES
 
All roads lead to human rights development
 
As there is more than one way to protect human rights, countries should respect the right of every country to choose its own path to achieve peace and development, said Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, at the ongoing 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Feb. 26, 2020.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
China resolutely opposes groundless accusations on Xinjiang-related issues: Chinese envoy
 
A Chinese envoy in Geneva on Feb. 26 categorically rejected certain Western countries' accusations against China on Xinjiang-related issues.
 
Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said at the ongoing 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council that the Chinese government has received more than 1,000 diplomats, officials of international organizations, journalists and religious leaders who visited Xinjiang, and they all concluded that what they have seen in Xinjiang is quite the opposite of what is presented by some Western media.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China and like-minded countries call on UN rights chief to heed voice of developing countries
 
China on Feb. 27 delivered a joint statement on behalf of the like-minded countries (LMG) during the on-going 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, calling on the UN rights chief to continue to heed the voice of developing countries.
 
The LMG commends UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet for underscoring dialogue and cooperation with states, and hopes that the High Commissioner will continue to heed the voice of member states, in particular the developing ones, and advance all categories of human rights in a balanced way.
 
By: Xinhua