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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.
 
By: 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.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Background check necessary for employment at Chinese preschools
 
China's preschools shall carry out background checks when hiring staff workers, according to a draft law on preschool education, unveiled by authorities on Sept. 8 to solicit public opinion.
 
By: 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.
 
By: Xinhua
 
Chinese lawyers to play bigger role in offering legal aid to criminal suspects, defendants
 
Chinese authorities have introduced measures for duty counsels offering legal aid, highlighting their role in assisting criminal suspects and defendants in accordance with the law.
 
The measures, jointly issued by the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of State Security and the Ministry of Justice, focus on making provisions concerning lawyers' duties, mode of operation, supervision and management, cooperation among departments, and the guarantee of funds in criminal proceedings.
 
By: 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.
 
By: Xinhua
 
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.
 
By: 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.
 
By: 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."
 
By: Xinhua
 
Commentary: Human rights developed, not abused in Xinjiang’s employment
 
China on Sept. 17 released a white paper on employment and labor rights in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, rejecting and debunking the "forced labor" allegation of the United States and Western pseudo-scholars.
 
Employment is vital to people's wellbeing. A decent job is the aspiration of all. To protect the right to work is to safeguard human rights.
 
This is especially true of Xinjiang, a vast, underdeveloped border region with a population of 25 million of different ethnic groups and plagued by the "three evil forces" of terrorism, extremism, and separatism over a long period.
 
By: 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).
 
By: Xinhua
 
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.
 
By: 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.
 
By: 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.
 
By: Xinhua