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Documentary nails West's lies on Xinjiang's fight against terrorism
The documentary, Lies and Truth-Vocational Education and Training in Xinjiang, produced by the Xinjiang Development Research Center, a local think tank, has been on air since late August.
As the documentary's first part, Source of Violence and Terror, shows, there were mounting calls to protect people's lives and properties from the increasing attacks by separatists, religious extremists and terrorists in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. When life is in danger, protecting human rights and people's right to development is not possible.
From: China Daily
Authorities order increased pay for nurses
Local health authorities and medical institutions are required to raise incomes and improve practicing environments for nurses to increase their incentives and retain such workers, the National Health Commission said on Sept. 2.
Front-line nurses will be given preference for performance bonuses, promotions or training, according to a notice released by the commission on Sept. 2.
From: China Daily
China holds meeting to commend role models in COVID-19 fight
China held a meeting on Sept. 8 in Beijing to commend role models in the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, presented medals to recipients of the Medal of the Republic and the national honorary title at the Great Hall of the People. Xi also delivered a speech at the meeting.
From: Xinhua
People's lives are the most important human right: top Chinese epidemiologist
Safeguarding millions of lives in the COVID-19 epidemic is the biggest proof of human rights in China, the country's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan said on a TV program for students around the country on Sept. 8.
From: Xinhua
Australia told to stop harassing Chinese journalists
China urged Australia on Sept. 9 to guarantee the safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and stop doing anything that undermines people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remark at a regular news briefing in Beijing after confirming that Australian officials had raided and seized items from the homes of four Chinese journalists in late June, citing a possible violation of the country's foreign interference laws.
From: China Daily
Central government urges better protection of arable land
Governments at all levels should implement the strictest arable land protection policies and clamp down on activities that encroach on arable land, according to a circular posted on Sept. 15 on the website of the central government.
To feed the 1.4 billion people in China, governments across the country must take effective measures to protect arable land, said the circular issued by the General Office of the State Council.
From: Xinhua
Xi says no universal path to human rights development
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sept. 14 said that there is no universal path to human rights development in the world. In terms of human rights protection, there is no best way, only the better one.
Xi made the remarks when co-hosting a China-Germany-EU leaders' meeting in Beijing via video link with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
From: Xinhua
UNGA president lauds China's success in combating poverty
President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on Sept.14 lauded China's great achievements in eradicating poverty and urged the global community to defend multilateralism.
From: Xinhua
Chinese envoy stresses multilateralism, unity at UN Human Rights Council session
China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva Chen Xu on Sept. 15 urged the international community to uphold multilateralism, strengthen unity and address global challenges together.
In a statement delivered on behalf of a group of like-minded countries on the second day of the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Chen also called upon the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to treat all human rights on an equal footing.
From: Xinhua
China updates COVID-19 prevention, control guidelines
China's National Health Commission on Sept. 15 released the latest (seventh) version of COVID-19 prevention and control guidelines, making revisions contents such as COVID-19 etiological and epidemiological features, as well as epidemic monitoring and handling.
From: Xinhua
Chinese institute refutes report on Xinjiang’s "birthrate suppression"
A Chinese institute on Sept. 16 issued an analysis of Adrian Zenz's Xinjiang report, accusing the latter of being "a hodgepodge of random patchwork and subjective speculation."
The article by the Human Rights Institute, Southwest University of Political Science & Law, said Zenz's report "is extremely imprecise, fictionalized the relationship between pictures and texts, maliciously interpreted the cases, and the conclusion has no factual basis."
From: Xinhua
Correct path set to advance global human rights
China has provided direction on advancing human rights with its action on poverty elimination, Guo Weimin, vice-minister of the State Council Information Office, said on Sept.16.
It also pursues a people-centered development philosophy, Guo said at the Vision China event broadcast online to a global audience. "While trying to reduce poverty, China puts people first and foremost, upholding social fairness and justice, and promoting people's overall development," Guo said.
From: China Daily
Nation seeks more unity in COVID-19, poverty fights
China is willing to step up cooperation with other countries in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official of the Communist Party of China said.
It is part of a broader effort to curb global poverty and fight other challenges facing developing countries, said Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the committee's publicity department.
He made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the Forum on 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and China's Poverty Reduction Experience, a three-day online event held by China Global Television Network Think Tank that began being aired by the State broadcaster on Sept. 16.
From: China Daily
China aid groups take expertise overseas
The experience of Chinese social organizations in poverty elimination has not only helped improve the wellbeing of Chinese people, but also benefited people in other countries, experts at an international event said.
A webinar, on the theme Contribution of Social Organizations to International Development, was a parallel event to the ongoing 45th session of United Nations Human Rights Council. The video conference was held on Sept. 16.
From: China Daily
China releases white paper on employment, labor rights in Xinjiang
China issued a white paper on employment and labor rights in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sept. 17.
The white paper, published by the State Council Information Office, says Xinjiang takes the facilitation of employment as the most fundamental project for ensuring and improving people's wellbeing.
From: Xinhua
Chinese, foreign social organizations discuss poverty alleviation
Twelve representatives from social organizations in China, Cambodia, Mongolia, Ethiopia, and relevant international organizations on Sept. 17 discussed poverty alleviation through video links.
They exchanged views on topics including China's poverty reduction achievements, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and global poverty reduction experiences, at a seminar hosted by the China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE).
From: Xinhua
To protect right to work is to safeguard human rights
China on Sept. 17 published a white paper on the employment and labor rights in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The white paper, titled Employment and Labor Rights in Xinjiang, comprehensively showcases that the autonomous region takes the facilitation of employment as the most fundamental project for ensuring and improving people’s wellbeing, records the fact that the proactive polices to ensure employment and job security adopted by the local government of Xinjiang have effectively protected all ethnic groups’ basic labor rights, and demonstrates China’s commitment to the people-centered philosophy of development and its protection of citizens’ right to work in accordance with the law.
From: People's Daily
China to introduce measures to improve elderly care services
China is to introduce new measures to improve the management of nursing homes and standardize the services on offer, with the aim of promoting the sound growth of the elderly care service industry, an official said on Sept. 17.
The new measures, contained in a revised regulation on nursing homes that will take effect on Nov. 1, include provisions on the registration, supervision, operation and legal liabilities of nursing homes, Xiao Dengfeng, an official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, told a press conference.
From: Xinhua
Envoy calls on world to jointly fight terrorism
The global community should work together to promote multilateralism and international cooperation, and enhance the ability to respond to terrorism and extremism as well as to protect human rights, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Sept.17.
Chen Xu, head of the Chinese Mission to the United Nations at Geneva, urged the pursuit of a community with a shared future for mankind and called on the global community to actively implement the UN global counterterrorism strategy during an online seminar on counterterrorism, deradicalization, and human rights protection.
From: China Daily
China offers path for UN's future
The 75-year-old United Nations is in dire need of more wisdom and tangible efforts, and China has played a powerful role in this regard in helping to bolster the organization against the lingering headwinds of unilateralism, officials and experts said.
They made the observation when they highlighted and welcomed the four-point proposal raised by President Xi Jinping during a video speech at a high-level meeting held by UN member states on Sept. 21 to commemorate the UN's 75th anniversary.
From: China Daily Global
Unilateral coercive measures could impact nearly all human rights, warns UN expert
Unilateral coercive measures could impact nearly all human rights, notably in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN expert said on Sept. 22 at the on-going 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, said at the session that the role of the United Nations must not be undermined by unilateral coercive measures.
From: Xinhua
Chinese envoy calls for effective poverty reduction to facilitate human rights protection
A Chinese envoy on Sept. 22 called for the effective reduction and eradication of poverty so as to better facilitate the promotion and protection of human rights, when delivering a statement on behalf of a cross-regional group of states at the ongoing 45th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.
From: Xinhua
China condemns US 'forced labor' bill
China expressed indignation and opposition on Sept. 23 over the passage of a bill by the United States House of Representatives that claims its purpose is to prevent "forced labor" in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, and vowed to take all necessary measures to uphold the rights of Chinese companies and safeguard China's sovereignty, security and development interests.
From: China Daily
UN chief calls for post-COVID global governance based on solidarity, multilateralism
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sept. 24 called for post-COVID global governance that features solidarity and multilateralism.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a full-blown crisis in itself, unfolding against a backdrop of high geopolitical tensions and other global threats in unpredictable and dangerous ways, he told a summit-level Security Council debate on "global governance after COVID-19."
From: Xinhua
Chinese diplomat rejects British accusations on Hong Kong, Xinjiang related issues
A Chinese diplomat on Sept. 25 deplored and rejected the accusations of a British official made earlier at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council session, saying that the Hong Kong and Xinjiang related issues are not human rights issues in any definition.
Liu Yuyin, spokesperson for the Chinese Mission to UN at Geneva, said that the essence of the issues is China's determination to safeguard its sovereignty, security and unity, uphold rule of law, and ensure that people live in peace and contentment.
From: Xinhua
Xi hails major progress made in Xinjiang
President Xi Jinping has underlined the importance of upholding lasting peace and stability in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, saying development is the crucial foundation for the region's long-term social stability.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark at a two-day central symposium on work related to Xinjiang, which concluded on Sept. 26 in Beijing. It was the third such symposium since 2010, with the previous one taking place in 2014.
From: China Daily

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