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China to strengthen medic protection with new law
A new law to be implemented from June 1 provides for heavier penalties for organizations or individuals threatening the safety of medics and harming their dignity.
The law on promoting basic medical and health care also defines medical service institutions as public places. "In this way, heavier penalties for picking quarrels and threatening public security can be applied to the offenders who meet the relating provisions of the criminal law, which can better protect the medics," said Li Huijuan, a senior lawyer in the medical field.
By: Xinhua
All rural children in Xinjiang have access to free pre-school education
China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has realized the full coverage of free pre-school education in rural areas with the continuous increase of educational investment, according to a press conference held on June 1, 2020.
Xinjiang has invested heavily in the construction, renovation and expansion of 4,408 kindergartens in rural areas, according to the press conference.
By: Xinhua
Xi stresses strong public health system to safeguard people's health
President Xi Jinping on June 2 called for efforts to develop a strong public health system to safeguard people's health.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when presiding over a symposium attended by experts and scholars.
By: Xinhua
Life expectancy of Chinese rises to 77.3 years
The average life expectancy of Chinese citizens rose from 77 years in 2018 to 77.3 years in 2019, according to statistics released by the Chinese National Health Commission on June 6, 2020.
By: Xinhua
China publishes white paper on fight against COVID-19
China on June 7 issued a white paper on the country's battle against COVID-19. The white paper, titled "Fighting COVID-19: China in Action," was issued by the State Council Information Office.
The Chinese government released the white paper to keep a record of the country's efforts in its own fight against the virus, to share its experience with the rest of the world, and to clarify its ideas on the global battle, according to the white paper.
By: Xinhua
China releases article exposing "U.S.-style human rights" crisis magnified by COVID-19
The China Society for Human Rights Studies on June 11 issued an article titled "The COVID-19 Pandemic Magnifies the Crisis of 'U.S.-Style Human Rights'."
The U.S. government's self-interested, short-sighted, inefficient, and irresponsible response to the pandemic has caused the tragedy in which about 2 million Americans became infected with the virus and more than 110,000 have died from it, the article said.
By: Xinhua
Suspended 43rd session of UN rights body to be resumed next week
The 43rd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, suspended on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be resumed next week in Geneva, the UN rights office said in a statement on June 12.
The resumed session will last from June 15 to June 19 to discuss topics ranging from human rights mechanisms to technical assistance and capacity building in the human rights field, it said.
By: Xinhua
China spends over 5t yuan on education in 2019
China spent about 5.01 trillion yuan ($706.6 billion) on education nationwide in 2019, up 8.74 percent from the previous year, the Ministry of Education said on June 15, 2020.
The government's budgetary spending on education amounted to over 4 trillion yuan in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 8.25 percent, according to a report issued by the ministry.
By: Xinhua
China to increase public health emergency supplies
China will enhance its capacity of ensuring public health emergency supplies, with improved prevention and medical treatment, material reserves and production capabilities, the country's top economic planner said on June 16, 2020.
By: Xinhua
China mulls new law to support veterans in education, employment
China's top legislature on June 18 began reviewing a draft law aimed at supporting veterans, in a move to further safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of retired military personnel.
The draft was submitted for its first reading at the ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which runs from June 18 to 20.
By: Xinhua
China slams U.S. enacting law on Uygurs
China expressed strong opposition on June 18 after the so-called Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 was signed into law by United States President Donald Trump. Beijing urged Washington to correct its mistakes or face countermeasures and bear all consequences.
The legislation twisted the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, attacked the Chinese government's policies there and trampled on international law and the basic principles of international affairs, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on June 18.
By: China Daily
China's Xinjiang lifts millions out of poverty
Nearly 3 million residents were lifted out of poverty in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from 2014 to 2019, local authorities said on June 19, 2020.
A total of 737,000 households, or more than 2.92 million residents, cast off poverty in the region during the period, with the poverty rate decreasing to 1.24 percent from 19.4 percent in 2013, according to the information office of the regional government.
By: Xinhua
Nearly 11 million students to sit China's college entrance exam in July: ministry
A total of 10.71 million students will sit this year's national college entrance exam in China on July 7 and 8, an increase of 400,000 over last year, the Ministry of Education said June 19, 2020.
By: Xinhua
UN Human Rights Council condemns racism in wake of George Floyd's death
The United Nations Human Rights Council on June 19 adopted a resolution strongly condemning the continuing racially discriminatory and violent practices perpetrated by law enforcement agencies against Africans and people of African descent.
The resolution, adopted by consensus without a vote in the 47-member UN body, also deplored the recent incidents of excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers against peaceful demonstrators defending the rights of Africans and people of African descent.
By: Xinhua
UN rights body adopts China-sponsored resolution on mutually beneficial cooperation
The UN Human Rights Council on June 22 adopted a China-sponsored resolution, calling upon all countries to uphold multilateralism and work together to promote mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights.
The resolution, titled "Promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights," recognizes the importance of fostering international relations based on mutual respect, fairness, justice and mutually beneficial cooperation, and of building a community of shared future for human beings in which human rights are enjoyed by all.
By: Xinhua
Over 95 pct Chinese covered by basic medical insurance
More than 95 percent of Chinese were covered by the country's national basic health insurance programs in 2019, according to statistics released by the National Healthcare Security Administration.
By: Xinhua
Chinese government helps college graduates find jobs online
A government-sponsored online recruiting service platform has offered more than 13 million job posts for Chinese college graduates since its launch in March.
The "24365" platform was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and multiple recruiting platforms to help graduates find jobs amid the COVID-19 fallout.
By: Xinhua
Dropout rate in Chinese schools falls by nearly 99 pct
The number of students dropping out of school amid their nine-year compulsory education period dropped by nearly 99 percent nationwide, from 600,000 in early 2019 to 6,781 as of June 14, China's Ministry of Education said June 29, 2020.
By: Xinhua
China allocates 150 million yuan for flood relief
The central government has earmarked 150 million yuan (about 21.2 million U.S. dollars) to support flood control and relief in three provinces, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) said on June 30, 2020.
Designated for Sichuan, Guizhou and Hunan, the funds were allocated by the Ministry of Finance and the MEM after a level-IV emergency response, the lowest in the country's four-tier warning system, which was activated for the flood-hit regions.
By: Xinhua
Anti-poverty agency urges close monitoring of flood-afflicted farmers
China's top anti-poverty agency on June 30 urged better monitoring of farmers susceptible to flashfloods and other geological disasters.
The advisory came after strong rainfall and floods ravaged several southern provinces over the past month, hampering local poverty relief efforts and raising concerns that those who recently escaped poverty might be hit hard.
By: chinadaily.com.cn
52 countries welcome China's adoption of law on safeguarding national security in HK
Speaking at the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 30, Cuba on behalf of 52 countries welcomed the adoption of the law on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by China's top legislature.
By: Xinhua