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Xi Jinping says China to donate $10m within 5 years for women's rights
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Oct.1 to donate $10 million to UN Women within five years, to accelerate the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
 
The Chinese president's promise came while delivering a speech via video at the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Beijing's World Conference on Women.
 
From: CGTN
 
China: Pompeo's remarks on Uygur women 'nonsense'
 
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claims that China used forced sterilization on Uygur women is totally nonsense, said Chinese Foreign Ministry on Oct.2.
 
Hua Chunying, a spokesperson from the ministry, made the remarks after Pompeo accused China of using "forced abortion, forced sterilization" policy on Uygur women at a United Nations event marking the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women on Oct.1.
 
From: CGTN
 
China rejects EU groundless accusations over Xinjiang, Tibet, HKSAR
 
China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations made by representatives from the EU, the Czech Republic and Canada over issues related to Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong and urges them to stop interfering in China's internal affairs, said a Chinese official on Oct.5. 
 
Dai Bing, China's deputy permanent representative and ambassador to the United Nations, made the remarks on Oct.5 at a meeting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, after these representatives accused China of its handling on affairs related to Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong.
 
From: CGTN
 
China, on behalf of 26 countries, criticizes U.S., other Western countries for violating human rights
 
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, made a joint statement at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Oct. 5, on behalf of 26 countries, criticizing the United States and Western countries for violating human rights, calling for the complete and immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions, and expressing grave concern on systematic racial discrimination.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Envoy showcases China's human rights achievements
 
China's permanent representative to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, on Oct. 6 showcased his country's historic achievements on human rights at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.
 
Since the founding of the People's Republic 71 years ago, the Chinese people have made a great leap forward from standing up to getting rich and becoming strong, and made real achievements in human rights, Zhang told the General Debate of the committee.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Nearly 70 countries voice support for China on human rights issues
 
China's permanent representative to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, on Oct.6 refuted groundless accusations against China on issues related to Xinjiang and Hong Kong by the United States, Germany, Britain and a few other countries. 
 
Nearly 70 countries voiced their support of China's stance. Pakistan made a joint statement on behalf of 55 countries, opposing interference in China's internal affairs under the pretext of Hong Kong. Cuba made a joint statement on behalf of 45 countries in support of China's counter-terrorism and deradicalization measures in Xinjiang. Kuwait also made a joint statement supporting China on behalf of three Arab nations.
 
From: CGTN
 
UN envoy hits back at Western smears
 
The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations said on Oct. 6 that the attempt by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and several other countries to smear China's human rights record at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee is doomed to fail.
 
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, resolutely rebutted the "groundless accusations" the countries made against China and their "wrongful acts of interfering in China's internal affairs on the excuse of human rights, and provoking confrontation among member states."
 
From: China Daily
 
On human rights, Western countries not eligible to judge others, says China
 
China on Oct. 7 refuted some Western countries' slanders on issues related to its Hong Kong and Xinjiang, saying it would never accept "an instructor" on human rights and opposes double standards.
 
As some Western countries have behaved badly in their own human rights situation, "What right do they have to make carping comments on the human rights situation of other countries?" Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying asked in a statement.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China shares experience on poverty reduction at UN Human Rights Council Social Forum
 
The 2020 Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council focusing on poverty and inequality was held in Geneva, Switzerland on Oct.8th.
 
Chen Zhigang, Deputy Director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, delivered a speech online to introduce China’s experience and achievementsin poverty alleviation.
 
From: en.humanrights.cn
 
China officially joins COVAX vaccine facility
 
China has signed an agreement with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to officially join the global vaccine initiative known as COVAX, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Oct.9.
 
Hua said this is an important step China has taken to uphold the concept of a shared community of health for all and to honor its commitment to turn COVID-19 vaccines into a global public good.
 
From: CGTN
 
China's embassy in Malaysia seeks protection for legitimate rights of detained Chinese sailors
 
The Chinese Embassy in Malaysia has asked local authorities to protect the legitimate rights and interests of 60 Chinese crew members that Malaysian media reports say were detained along with six fishing vessels by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Saturday, an embassy spokesperson told the Global Times on Oct.11.
 
From: CGTN
 
Xi Jinping calls for intl. efforts to quicken global poverty reduction process
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Oct.12 called on the international community, including political parties in all countries, to work together to accelerate the process of global poverty reduction, as difficulties and challenges in this regard are still severe.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in a congratulatory message sent to the International Seminar on Poverty Eradication and Responsibility of Political Parties, which opened on Oct.12 in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, and will last two days. 
 
From: CGTN
 
Human Rights Council elections to be held in UN General Assembly Hall
 
The elections for the United Nations Human Rights Council will be held in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Hall on Oct. 13, according to Brenden Varma, spokesman for the UNGA president.
 
"These are the first elections of the 75th session (of the UNGA), and the first to be held in this manner by the General Assembly," Varma said on Oct. 12 at the regular briefing.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China elected to Human Rights Council for 2021-2023
 
China on Oct. 13 was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the term 2021-2023 in the election held at the 75th United Nations General Assembly.
 
"China expresses heartfelt gratitude to member states for their support and warmly congratulates other elected members," according to a press release issued by the Chinese mission to the United Nations.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Cooperation stressed after UN rights council vote
 
China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Oct. 13 expressed "heartfelt gratitude to member states for their support" after the country secured a seat for a three-year term on the Human Rights Council in an election during the 75th UN General Assembly.
 
"China always attaches great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights. Following a path with Chinese characteristics, China has made great achievements in human rights development," said a statement released by the delegation, which also extended warm congratulations to other elected members.
 
From : China Daily
 
China's draft law on personal information protection
 
The draft of the personal information protection law was submitted to the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) for first review on Oct.13.
 
Comprising eight chapters and 70 articles, the draft covers a broad range of areas surrounding personal information.
 
From: CGTN
 
China’s top legislator calls on lawmakers to put people first
 
China's top legislator has urged the deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) to put the people first, rely on the people, work for the people's well-being and maintain close contact with them in all respects while performing their duties.
 
Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, made the remarks Wednesday at a symposium with 51 NPC deputies, most of whom come from the grassroots levels, on the sidelines of a legislative session that opened on Oct.13.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Tokyo: Word and behavior of discrimination against China recognized as coronavirus hate speech
 
On October 13, Tokyo Metropolitan Government recognized hate speech of the June demonstration march held in the city based on the ordinance, saying that there was an unfair discrimination against people from China related to the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
From: CGTN
 
China stresses punishment on illegal behavior intended for blackmail
 
China vows to strengthen the crackdown on illegal behavior intended for blackmail, a problem of great concern to the people, according to new guidelines issued on Oct.14.
 
The guidelines, jointly released by the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security, identify and specify several illegal acts, such as deliberately crashing a car to claim compensation, and their corresponding punishments.
 
From: CGTN
 
Tibet achieves 'major victory' in poverty relief
 
There is no so-called forced transfer of labor in the Tibet autonomous region, Qizhala, chairman of the regional government, said on Oct. 15, pointing out that farmers and herdsmen were eager to leave their hometowns to take up vocational training in order to enhance their skills and boost their incomes.
 
Speaking at a news conference in Lhasa, the region's capital, on Tibet's poverty alleviation work, Qizhala gave the example of Shuanghu county, where herding cattle and sheep used to be the only source of employment.
 
From: China Daily Global
 
U.S. attacks Tibet's human rights as the region announces end of absolute poverty
 
Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Oct.15 that the United States is seeking to destabilize Tibet by appointing the so-called special coordinator for Tibetan issues, calling the move an interference in China's internal affairs.
 
On Oct.14, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Robert Destro as the special coordinator.
 
From: CGTN
 
In historical feat, Tibet eliminates absolute poverty
 
Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has accomplished the historical feat of eradicating absolute poverty, according to a press briefing held in the regional capital of Lhasa on Oct.15.
 
By the end of 2019, Tibet had lifted 628,000 people out of poverty and delisted 74 county-level areas from the poverty list, said Wu Yingjie, Communist Party of China chief of Tibet, calling the achievement a "major victory."
 
From: Xinhua
 
China denounces Pompeo's 'forced labor' theory in Xinjiang as 'preposterous'
 
Pompeo has been the source of various disinformation about China. His so-called forced labor claim and other issues are typical cases of fabrication, spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Oct.20 in response to the U.S. Secretary of State, who criticized China over "forced labor" and religion restriction in Northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
 
Zhao said all laborers in Xinjiang, including ethnic minorities, are equally protected by China's labor laws, and they're free to choose their professions and locations of work. There is no restriction on them.
 
From: CGTN
 
China’s Xinjiang issues report on employment of ethnic groups
 
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Oct.20 issued a report on the employment of ethnic groups in the region.
 
The report, released by the Xinjiang Development Research Center, concludes that governments at all levels as well as enterprises in Xinjiang, and other provinces and cities have actively helped people of different ethnic minority groups find jobs and fully safeguarded their basic rights such as labor right and the right to development.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Ethnic unity, human rights protection in Xinjiang obvious to all: spokesperson
 
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region's achievements in economic and social development, poverty alleviation, ethnic unity and harmony, and human rights, and the outcome of counter-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts are there for all to see, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Oct. 26.  
 
Diplomatic envoys posted in China from 20 Arab states and the Arab League toured Xinjiang from Oct. 19 to 22. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a press briefing while answering a query about the just-concluded visit of Arab envoys to Xinjiang.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Ignoring nay-sayers, women can achieve success by self-empowerment
 
This year, the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Women's Rights Conference in Beijing. Since then, many discussions, forums and all-women events have happened in different countries as the role of women in society grew outside of housework. 
 
On October 24, Beijing hosted the biggest all-women offline event Nu Women Empowerment Summit, intended to create a safe environment for women to share their experiences, struggles, and achievements. 
 
From: CGTN
 
Ethnic unity, human rights protection in Xinjiang obvious to all: spokesperson
 
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region's achievements in economic and social development, poverty alleviation, ethnic unity and harmony, and human rights, and the outcome of counter-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts are there for all to see, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Oct.26.
 
Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a press briefing while answering a query about the just-concluded visit of Arab envoys to Xinjiang.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang migrant workers work to pursue happy life, self development: report
 
The outbound migrant workers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region are all voluntary and have vastly improved the quality of life and enjoyed more development opportunities, according to a report released on Oct. 26 .
 
The report, titled "Investigation Report on the Situation of Xinjiang Outbound Young Migrant Workers of All Ethnic Groups," was based on a combination of field investigations, questionnaires, and in-depth interviews conducted by a research team of the Human Rights Institute of Southwest University of Political Science & Law.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Rural income continues its upward climb, shrinking gap
 
Rural earnings have been rising steadily in China, and the wealth gap between rural and urban residents is narrowing, Liu Huanxin, vice-minister of agriculture and rural affairs, said on Oct.27.
 
"The growth rate for the forth quarter is expected to continue to rise, and rural people will get a stronger sense of gain and happiness as we are nearing the goal of building a moderately prosperous society," he said at a news conference held by the State Council Information Office.
 
From: China Daily
 
Nature loss means deadlier future pandemics, UN warns
 
Future pandemics will happen more often, kill more people and wreak even worse damage to the global economy than COVID-19 without a fundamental shift in how humans treat nature, the United Nations' biodiversity panel said on Oct.29.
 
Warning that there are up to 850,000 viruses which, like the novel coronavirus, exist in animals and may be able to infect people, the panel known as IPBES said pandemics represented an "existential threat" to humanity.
 
From: CGTN
 
China urges U.S. to fulfill obligations under int'l anti-crime conventions
 
China on Oct.29 expressed firm opposition to the United States slandering China's efforts to hunt down fugitives and recover illicit money, urging the U.S. to fulfill its obligations under international anti-crime and anti-corruption conventions.
 
Wang Wenbin, spokesperson with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the comments in response to the U.S. filing charges against eight participants in China's "Fox Hunt" efforts and arresting five of them.
 
From: CGTN

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