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China's Civil Code takes effect
 
China's Civil Code officially takes effect on Jan.1, replacing the country's previous standalone civil laws.
 
The Civil Code was passed on May 28, 2020 at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Civil Code takes effect: How does it affect our daily lives?
 
Six months after it was passed by the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), the Civil Code of the People's Republic of China took effect on January 1, 2021.
 
The code, a sweeping collection of existing laws and regulations as well as judicial interpretation related to civil activities and relations, is called "an encyclopedia of social life" by many as it affects everyday activities like eating, weddings and funerals; in effect covering human life from embryo to death.
 
From: CGTN
 
Chinese researchers debunk human rights rumors about Xinjiang
 
Two Chinese researchers have rebutted the lies of Adrian Zenz, an anti-China figure supported by the United States to fabricate so-called report on northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
 
In their research article published on Jan.4, Zuliyati Simayi and Zhang Yaxi at Xinjiang University refuted the allegations of Adrian Zenz while presenting the truth of Xinjiang's demographic situation.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China to increase efforts to cut carbon emissions: official
 
China will make more efforts to cut carbon emissions in the industrial sector and roll out plans for key sectors to achieve the goal of peaking carbon emissions, an official said on Jan.4.
 
Efforts will be made to strictly control new production capacities in heavy and chemical industries, and to cut the output of crude steel to ensure it falls year on year, said Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xiao Yaqing in an interview.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang Policy: Twitter delete Chinese Embassy post on Xinjiang
 
Beijing criticized the removal of a tweet published by its Chinese embassy in the U.S. on January 8th that reported positive developments for women's rights in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 
 
From: CGTN
 
Xi Jinping calls for 'law-governed' China, stresses high-quality judicial work
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more substantial efforts to be made in advancing high-quality judicial, procuratorial and public security work based on "systematic and law-based approach."
 
Specifically, he stressed the need for preserving the country's "political security," while continuing the work on combating gangs and organized crime and advancing trial programs for the modernization of social governance at the municipal level, while speaking at a central conference on political and legal work that convened in Beijing on Jan.9.
 
From: CGTN
 
Chinese embassy hits back at UK over Xinjiang measures
 
The Chinese embassy in London has issued a rebuke to UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab after he accused Beijing of repressing human rights in the province of Xinjiang.
 
The British government is perpetuating the "lies of the century" in describing policies as involving mass sterilization and torture, the embassy said in a statement on its website.
 
From: CGTN
 
Chinese expert responds to U.S. slander: Please respect science
 
Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a field visit to China on January 14, said China's National Health Commission. The 148th annual WHO Executive Board session takes place from January 18 to 26. Garrett Grigsby, director of Office of Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, asked the WHO at its Executive Board session to conduct a "transparent" investigation in China. Sun Yang, director general of China's Health Emergency Response Office, responded: "The virus origin studies are of a scientific nature. Please respect science." 
 
From: CGTN
 
China's 2020 per capita disposable income doubles from 2010 level
 
China's per capita disposable income reached 32,189 yuan (about 4,961 U.S. dollars) in 2020, more than double the level in 2010, official data showed on Jan.19.
 
The figure represents a 2.1-percent year-on-year increase in real terms after deducting price factors, said Fang Xiaodan, an official with the National Bureau of Statistics.
 
By: Xinhua
 
China reviews doctor's law to include pandemic experience, more protection mechanisms
 
Millions of Chinese physicians are expected to see an increase in professional protection mechanisms and take on more responsibility in medical treatments due to Chinese lawmakers' decision to amend the Practicing Physicians Law - the country's law for this professional group. The revision marks the first substantial change on this piece of law since its application in 1999.
 
The draft version of the physician law was presented on Jan.20 during the 25th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress.
 
From: CGTN
 
China urges Australia to improve human rights situation: Foreign Ministry
 
Australia is advised to face up to its own human rights problems and take concrete measures to improve its human rights situation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Jan.21.
 
During a recent review held by the UN Human Rights Council, representatives from various countries criticized the human rights situation in Australia and made suggestions for it to improve. China's representative also put forward suggestions, she said at a press briefing.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China's call for 'building a community with a shared future for mankind' transcends time
 
On January 25, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) Virtual Event of the Davos Agenda and delivered a special address via video link. President Xi attended the WEF for the first time on January 17, 2017, when he firmly called for globalization and building a community with a shared future for mankind. His calls have demonstrated his deep thinking on human development as the leader of a major country.
 
From: CGTN
 
'Putting people first' at heart of Xinjiang's cotton textile industry: report
 
On Jan.31, the Xinjiang Textile Industry Association issued a report reviewing the history and development of Xinjiang's cotton textile industry and refuted rumors of "forced labor" as claimed by Western media and politicians. 
 
The report said the industry helps the region eliminate hunger and poverty while improve the general well-being of people across Xinjiang. 
 
From: CGTN
 
WHO research team in Wuhan visits hospitals and seafood market
 
Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have visited the Huanan seafood market and two hospitals in Wuhan, the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak last year, according to a Chinese health official on Jan.31.
 
They've also met with frontline medics and talked with early patients, said Mi Feng, spokesperson for the National Health Commission, at a press conference.
 
From: CGTN
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