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U.S. has no qualifications or right to pose as "human rights preacher:" FM
 
The United States has neither the qualifications nor the right to pose as a "human rights preacher," nor should it become a spreader of political viruses and a disseminator of false information, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Nov. 2.
 
Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a press briefing in response to the U.S. State Department accusing China of violating human rights in areas related to Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong and religious freedom.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang religious freedom fully guaranteed: report
 
The Islamic Association of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Nov.3 released a report on freedom of religious belief in the northwestern Chinese region.
 
Recently, some anti-China forces from the United States and some other Western countries have been wantonly spreading fallacies that Xinjiang "restricts freedom of religious belief" and "demolishes mosques by force," the report said.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China donates to UNICEF to tackle severe acute malnutrition in Senegal
 
China has made a donation worth 1 million U.S. dollars to help the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) assist severely malnourished children in Senegal as part of the response to COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF Senegal said on Nov.3 in a press release.
 
UNICEF's representative in Senegal Silvia Danailov thanked China for mobilizing aid important to supporting their efforts alongside Senegal, noting that the donation will help improve children's survival.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to improve quality of people's lives
 
China will further improve the quality of people's lives and the level of social construction, according to the full text of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's development proposals released on Nov.3.
 
From: Xinhua
 
US human rights record criticized at UN session
 
The United States' human rights record was examined by a working group session of the UN Human Rights Council on Nov. 9, with many countries criticizing the US human rights situation and proposing recommendations to the country.
 
Representatives of more than 110 countries spoke at the session of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group, or UPR. They urged the US to eliminate all kinds of discrimination based on race, religion and gender, combat hate speech and religious intolerance, reform the judiciary, eliminate police violence, change a policy of isolating migrant children from their parents, and protect the right to health of the public during epidemics.
 
From: China Daily
 
Report accuses US of double standard
 
In the name of so-called human rights, religion, ethnicity, democracy and freedom, the United States has been pushing the internationalization of secessionism in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a report said.
 
It has also provided support to separatist forces in Taiwan, the Tibet autonomous region and Hong Kong to contain the development of China, which it sees as a "strategic rival", according to the report published on Nov. 10 by the Institute for Central Asia Studies, part of the Center for National Security Studies at Lanzhou University.
 
From: China Daily
 
Law boosting benefits for veterans OK'd
 
The top legislature passed a law on support for veterans on Nov. 11 that will comprehensively improve benefits for those who have served in the armed forces.
 
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress reviewed the law's third draft on Nov. 10 and adopted it on Nov. 11. The law will take effect on Jan 1.
 
From: China Daily
 
Chinese peacekeepers donate supplies to South Sudan's police for COVID-19 fight
 
The Chinese peacekeepers on Nov.11 donated materials to help South Sudan's Central Equatoria regional police boost the fight against COVID-19, the Chinese embassy in South Sudan said.
 
Chinese UN police (UNPOL) serving in the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) also shared best practices and experience in mitigating the pandemic.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Local Uygur residents deny 'forced labor' allegations in Western media
 
Members of the Uygur ethnic groups from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region denied the so-called "slave labor" during a press conference in Urumqi on Nov.13.
 
At least seven residents from counties in Hotan Prefecture and Turpan City – some of whom work in factories, – shared their experiences with reporters and spoke up against what they said were baseless claims in foreign media.
 
From: CGTN
 
Xi Jinping calls for protecting people's rights, interests to advance law-based governance
 
President Xi Jinping has called for a people-centered approach to advance law-based governance in all fields in China, stressing that people's rights and interests must be protected. 
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a central work conference on law-based governance in all fields in Beijing on Nov.16 and Nov.17.
 
From: CGTN
 
China boosts employment support to eradicate absolute poverty
 
China has been bolstering employment support for the poor amid the country's numerous poverty alleviation efforts.
 
More than 90 percent of the registered poverty-stricken population have received support in employment or benefited from poverty relief policies through industrial development in rural areas, Li Zhong, vice minister of human resources and social security, told a press conference on Nov.19.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Over 300 million people applied for the digital social security card in China
 
As of the October 31, 94.9 percent (1.329 billion) of Chinese citizens have already applied for and received the social security card, the country's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on Nov.20.
 
Since the first digital social security card was put into use in April 2018, it has become popular due to its reliability and increasingly rich features. The social service functions in it have been incrementally launched, such as social rights record sheet, pension budget and the exemption of overseas social securities.
 
From: CGTN
 
China gives pledge on access for COVID origins probe: WHO
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) has had assurances from China that an international field trip to investigate the origins of the new coronavirus will be arranged as soon as possible, its top emergency expert said on Nov.23.
 
Chinese researchers are carrying out epidemiological studies into early cases and conditions at a seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus was first identified in the country. 
 
An international team of experts has been formed to carry out phase 2 studies.
 
From: CGTN
 
New rules issued for livestream sales upon controversy over quality
 
China rolled out new restrictions on livestream sales on e-commerce platforms, after several influencers, including "lipstick king" Li Jiqai, face public backlash over the quality of the products and services.
 
According to the new rules issued by the National Radio and Television Administration on Nov.23, the e-commerce platforms should verify qualifications of retailers who are going to launch livestreams sales. All the certifications should be well reserved for inspections.
 
From: CGTN
 
Say NO to violence against women and girls
 
Violence against women and girls is an egregious violation of fundamental human rights, and it continues to be one of the most persistent development challenges globally. November 25 marks the commencement of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign that runs through December 10. On the occasion, Smriti Aryal, Head of the Office for UN Women China, calls for greater commitment and actions and joint efforts to create a safe and dignified world for all women and girls in China and the rest of the world.
 
From: CGTN
 
Standards issued for collection, usage of facial information
 
A new standard on applications' collection and usage of personal information was published and started to take effect on Nov.26, requiring that all must follow the principle of "minimization and necessity".
 
The standard was part of a rule published by the Telecommunication Terminal Industry Forum Association (TAF), targeting a widely-concerned issue: the protection of private information in the digital era.
 
From: CGTN
 
China condemns Australian 'war crimes', calls for thorough investigation
 
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Nov.27 commented on the recent reports of Australian "war crimes", saying that he was shocked by the details disclosed in the investigation report and strongly condemned such violations of international conventions and human conscience.
 
A recent major report has found that Australian special forces were allegedly involved in the murder of 39 Afghan civilians, in some cases executing prisoners to "blood" junior soldiers before inventing cover stories and planting weapons on corpses.
 
From: CGTN
 
UN chief calls for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society
 
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Nov. 30 called for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, including in COVID-19 response and recovery.
 
The UN chief was addressing countries that are parties to the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which he stressed can only be fully implemented by tackling the obstacles, injustices and discrimination that this population experiences.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi Jinping stresses strengthening IPR protection
 
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, urged the strengthening of the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) while presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held on Nov.30.
 
From: CGTN
 
China has near zero HIV cases from blood transfusion in last 5 years
 
China's National Health Commission said on Nov.30 that nearly zero cases of HIV caused by blood transfusion were reported during the country's 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) while a significant drop has been seen in infections transmitted via other routes, such as mother-to-fetus transmission and drug injections.
 
From: CGTN
 
UN: COVID-19 pandemic has amplified human rights abuses on nearly 40 million people
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the risk of violence, discrimination and rights abuses on nearly 40 million people internally displaced or affected by conflict around the world, various international agencies said on Nov.30.
 
A new report released by the UNHCR, Norwegian Refugee Council and the UN Refugee Agency-led Global Protection Cluster (GPC) noted that some of the people hardest hit by the pandemic were those with no access to protection services.
 
From: CGTN

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