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46 countries voice support for China's anti-terrorism and de-radicalization work in Xinjiang
Belarus on July 1 delivered a joint statement on behalf of 46 countries at the 44th session of UN Human Rights Council, voicing support for China's anti-terrorism and de-radicalization work in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
"We urge refraining from making unfounded allegations against China based on disinformation," they said in the statement.
By: Ecns.cn
China urges certain countries to stop using human rights to meddle in others' domestic affairs
China urges certain countries to correct their mistakes on human rights issues, refrain from politicizing the relevant issues or practicing double standards, and stop meddling in other countries' domestic affairs, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said July 2, 2020.
Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a press briefing while commenting on the European Union's recent allegations at the UN Human Rights Council regarding Xinjiang-related human rights issues.
By: Xinhua
China firmly opposes Pompeo's Xinjiang-related accusations: spokesperson
China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed groundless accusations by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over China's Xinjiang policy, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on July 3, 2020.
Spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a news briefing that Pompeo's remarks, which claimed that the Chinese government was using forced labor in areas including Xinjiang, were entirely fabricated.
The rights and interests of workers from ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang as part of China's large workforce are protected by law, Zhao said, adding their customs, religious beliefs and spoken and written languages are all protected by law.
By: Xinhua
Human rights experts raise alarm on rise of racism, xenophobia
Human rights experts are raising the alarm on the increase in incidents of xenophobia amid the coronavirus pandemic as the United Nations (UN) continuously receives reports about racially motivated violence against Asians.
Dozens of human rights experts joined a webinar on July 3 to discuss how to address incidents of racism amid the challenges posed by COVID-19.
China allocates funds to improve public health
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on July 6 said it has allocated 45.66 billion yuan (about 6.46 billion U.S. dollars) to boost the capacity for the prevention, control and treatment of diseases.
The funds will focus on regions hit hard by the epidemic and fields in urgent need or facing shortage.
By: Xinhua
Chinese premier stresses people's well-being, advancing reform, innovation
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the importance of ensuring people's well-being, and advancing reform and innovation to boost development.
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during his inspection tour to the cities of Tongren and Guiyang in southwest China's Guizhou Province, from July 6 to July 7.
By: Xinhua
China allocates 615 mln yuan for disaster relief
China on July 8 allocated a total of 615 million yuan (about 87.6 million U.S. dollars) for disaster relief in regions hit by floods, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) said.
The funds, allocated by the Ministry of Finance and the MEM, were channeled to Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Guangxi, Chongqing and Guizhou, with 430 million yuan to be used for flood control. The remaining 185 million yuan will be used to help people affected by the disasters.
By: Xinhua
China stresses flood control, advancing water conservancy projects
China will make all-out efforts in flood control and disaster relief work while advancing the construction of major water conservancy projects, according to an executive meeting of the State Council on July 8, 2020.
By: Xinhua
China releases article exposing "U.S.-style human rights" hypocrisy
The China Society for Human Rights Studies on July 9 published an article, laying bare the hypocrisy of "U.S.-style human rights" as evidenced by its extremely harsh immigration policies and violations of the basic rights and personal dignity of immigrants.
The religious, cultural and racial discrimination against immigrants has kept developing and become increasingly intense in the United States, said the article titled "Serious Discrimination Against and Cruel Treatment of Immigrants Fully Expose Hypocrisy of 'U.S.-Style Human Rights'."
By: Xinhua
Top political advisor stresses measures to help left-behind children, elderly
China's top political advisor Wang Yang on July 10 stressed implementing targeted measures to provide care and services for left-behind children and elderly people in the countryside.
More than 170 political advisors expressed their opinions on the matter onsite or via mobile links and platforms. They made positive comments on the government's work on left-behind children and elderly people in recent years, but pointed out deficiencies in the service system and implementation of relevant policies.
By: Xinhua
Tibet marks progress in socialism, human rights
The Tibet autonomous region has achieved a historic leap from a system of feudal serfdom to socialism thanks to the region's democratic reform and the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, an expert said at an event recently in Chongqing.
More than 20 professors and experts from home and abroad discussed Tibet's social development and human rights record over the last few decades at an online side event of the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council International Conference on Social Development and Human Rights Protection in Tibet. It was held at Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing on July 13.
By: China Daily
China urges community-level hospitals to improve services for elderly people
China's community-level medical institutions were asked to improve inpatient wards and provide more beds for the elderly, according to a circular released by the National Health Commission on July 13, 2020.
Hospital beds in community-level medical institutions should be mainly used for elderly patients, rehabilitation, nursing care and palliative care, the circular said.
By: Xinhua
The Growing Division Between the Rich and the Poor Leading to Increasingly Severe Human Rights Issues in the United States
The China Society for Human Rights Studies on July 14 released an article titled "The Growing Division Between the Rich and the Poor Leading to Increasingly Severe Human Rights Issues in the United States."
By: Xinhua
Chinese state councilor stresses all-out flood relief efforts
State Councilor Wang Yong on July 14 called for all-out efforts in flood prevention, relief, and rescue work to ensure the safety of people's lives and property.
At a video conference on July 14, Wang, also head of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, called on relevant authorities to enhance coordination and strengthen monitoring and early-warning systems for heavy rainfall, typhoons, and other severe weather events.
By: Xinhua
Beijing raises retirement pensions
Beijing released a scheme to adjust basic pension for retirees, increasing 50 yuan ($7.13) per month for each person, according to the Beijing Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau on July 14, 2020.
The new scheme, which starts on July 15 is expected to benefit nearly 3.97 million Beijing residents, including retirees of Beijing enterprises, government bodies and institutions.
By: chinadaily.com.cn
Nation fills over 60% of its annual jobs target
China has completed more than 60 percent of its annual target of new urban jobs, with 5.64 million such jobs created in the year's first half, the National Bureau of Statistics said on July 16, 2020.
The country set a target to add more than 9 million new urban jobs in the Government Work Report, and it has completed 62.7 percent of the annual target, according to the NBS.
By: China Daily
Chinese envoy calls for efforts to tackle sexual violence in conflict
A Chinese envoy on July 17 called for efforts to tackle sexual violence in conflict by conflict prevention and the empowerment of women.
All countries should work together to build a peaceful and prosperous world free from conflict, said Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.
By: Xinhua
China releases guidelines on urban community renovation
China will start to renovate 39,000 old urban residential areas this year, benefiting some 7 million households, according to guidelines released by the State Council on July 20, 2020.
The country will basically form the institutional framework and policy system for the renovation of old urban residential areas by 2022 and strive to finish the rebuilding of all communities that need to be renovated by the end of 2025, according to the guidelines.
By: Xinhua
Roundup: Chinese NGO representatives voice views at UN Human Rights Council session
Representatives from a group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China have participated in the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council through videos links, voicing their views on a series of topics including the rights to health, education and poverty alleviation.
By: Xinhua
China relieves student loan borrowers of debt burden
China has revised its state-subsidized student loan policy in a bid to further reduce the debt burden of college student borrowers, according to an official circular.
State-subsidized student loans are priced at 30 basis points below the loan prime rate (LPR) - a market-based benchmark lending rate - of the same class and same term, said the circular, made public on July 22 on the website of the Ministry of Education (MOE).
By: Xinhua
China to intensify infectious disease prevention in H2: document
China will give priority to the prevention of COVID-19 while deepening healthcare reform in the second half of this year, according to a document issued on July 23, 2020.
Released by the General Office of the State Council, the document clarifies the key tasks for deepening reform of medical and health systems.
By: Xinhua
China starts pilot network for distance elderly care services
China's health authority on July 30 started a nationwide pilot network, providing integrated elderly care and medical services to the country's aging population.
The network offers distance services, including telemedicine, chronic-disease management, follow-up medicine delivery, guidance on caregiving, and medical lectures, said the National Health Commission.
By: Xinhua
Chinese premier stresses production safety, flood control
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for relentless efforts in enhancing safety in production and flood control to ensure the safety of people's lives and property.
All localities and departments must strengthen the overhaul of key industries for loopholes to prevent major and extremely serious accidents, Li said in an instruction to a national teleconference on production safety on July 31, 2020.
By: Xinhua
China's Xinjiang spends over 200 bln yuan to improve livelihood in H1
The government of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region invested over 200.6 billion yuan (about 28.6 billion U.S. dollars) in improving people's livelihood in the first half of this year (H1), accounting for 74.7 percent of its total public expenditure.
By: Xinhua