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Red Cross Society of China assists with flood relief
 
The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has initiated 36 rounds of emergency responses, and allocated disaster relief materials and funds to help flood-affected regions, the RCSC said on Aug. 4, 2020.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China pumps in money to increase emergency supplies
 
China's finance ministry has allocated 30 billion yuan (about 4.3 billion U.S. dollars) to enhance the country's capacity to ensure emergency supplies.
 
The funds will be used to supplement local supplies of emergency materials and build a sound system that ensures the coordination, reserve and distribution of emergency supplies, the Ministry of Finance said on its website on Aug. 5, 2020.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xi signs order awarding 4 persons for outstanding contribution in COVID-19 fight
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Aug. 11 signed a presidential order awarding four persons the national medal and honorary title for their outstanding contribution to fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.
 
Xi's presidential order came after the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress voted at the 21st session to adopt a decision to confer the national medal and honorary title on the four renowned specialists.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Webinar on right to health amid COVID-19 held
 
A human rights webinar on how to protect the right to health during the pandemic prevention and control was held on Aug.11. The teleconference was organized by the Center for Human Rights Studies and the Law School of Fudan University. Around 30 experts and scholars joined the virtual event.
 
By: en.humanrights.cn
 
Chinese experts stress human rights education for youth
 
A number of Chinese experts have stressed human rights education for the youth to advance the whole cause of human rights at an online international human rights forum held by the national human rights center of Uzbekistan held on Aug. 12-13.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Li hails move to channel funds to grassroots
 
China will make further plans for increased fiscal funds to directly benefit businesses and the people in a bid to enhance the foundation for economic recovery and growth, and ensure the full delivery of financial policies to support the real economy, the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on August 17, 2020.
 
By: China Daily
 
China resolves drinking water safety issues for poor
 
China has managed to resolve drinking water safety problems for its entire impoverished population, according to the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) on Aug. 21, 2020.
 
The country has improved water supply services for a total of 256 million people in rural areas as of the end of July, with 17.1 million impoverished people getting access to clean water, Tian Xuebin, vice minister of MWR, told a press conference.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China updates regulations on human organ transplant
 
China has enforced updated regulations on human organ transplants starting from Aug. 24, replacing the previous version introduced in June 2006, said the National Health Commission.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China solicits public opinion on employee medical insurance
 
China's National Healthcare Security Administration on Aug. 26 started to solicit public opinion on a draft guideline to improve the individual medical insurance for urban employees.
 
At least 50 percent of the expenses of outpatient services for all insurance participants will be covered by the medical insurance after the reform, according to the guideline.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese premier stresses flood control, post-disaster recovery
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Aug. 26 stressed efforts in flood control and disaster relief as well as post-disaster recovery to support production restoration in disaster-stricken areas and ensure people's livelihood.
 
Li made the remarks while presiding over an executive meeting of the State Council.
 
A total of 100 billion yuan (about 14.48 billion U.S. dollars) will be allocated from central and local fiscal for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, while a mechanism will be established to ensure the funds go straight to the disaster-stricken areas, according to the meeting.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese premier stresses social assistance for people's well-being
 
Premier Li Keqiang has underlined the country's social assistance work to ensure the well-being of those in need.
 
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in an instruction to a meeting held in Beijing on August 27 about improving the country's social assistance system.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China plans pro-consumption campaign to aid poverty alleviation
 
China will launch nationwide pro-consumption projects in September to boost sales of products from poor areas in an effort to promote poverty alleviation, the country's poverty relief authority said on Aug. 28, 2020.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang rebuts claims about 'racial genocide'
 
The Uygur population in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has increased under the law-based implementation of the family planning policy, with all rights of ethnic minorities protected, a Xinjiang official told a news conference over the weekend (August 29-30).
 
The remarks came after German scholar Adrian Zenz recently published a report that claimed Xinjiang was using forced sterilization and coercive family planning against Uygurs and other minorities in Xinjiang in an attempt to limit their populations.
 
By: China Daily