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China to stabilize grain production, ensure food security
China will further promote stable grain production and enhance its ability to ensure food security, a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on May 6. 
Thanks to a succession of bumper harvests in recent years, the country has enjoyed an ample supply of major agricultural products and ensured basic self-sufficiency in cereal grains and absolute grain security.
From: CGTN
Chinese vice premier calls for more efforts to improve people's well-being
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has called on officials and departments to devote more efforts in improving people's health and well-being.
Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks on May 10 while attending a symposium on further implementing the Healthy China initiative.
From: Xinhua
Latest census data reveals China's progress in developing higher education, eliminating illiteracy
China has made positive achievements in vigorously developing higher education and eliminating illiteracy among young adults over the past 10 years, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on May 11.
The education level of the population has continuously improved, said Ning Jizhe, head of the NBS, citing data from the seventh national census released on May 11.
From: Xinhua
Premier stresses policies to boost employment
China will extend certain pro-employment policies that will help to reduce the burden on businesses until the end of this year, and will further support flexible employment, the State Council's Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on May 12.
The policy of refunding unemployment insurance premiums to help businesses maintain stable employment will remain in place.
From: China Daily
China's UN mission rebukes virtual event on Xinjiang
A spokesperson for China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to a side event on the so-called human rights situation in Xinjiang organized by the US, the UK, Germany and several other countries on May 12.
The virtual event, which was "full of lies and disinformation", was "another poor show by the US and a few other countries" that further exposed their political attempt to use the Xinjiang autonomous region to create a mess, the spokesperson's statement said.
From: China Daily Global
Health guide calls for boosting childhood nutrition education
A nutrition and health guide for Chinese children and adolescents released on May 15 calls for improvement in children's diets and efforts to strengthen childhood nutrition education.
The guide, published by the Chinese Association for Student Nutrition and Health Promotion, underlined the need to address undesirable eating patterns among children despite major progress in childhood nutrition and fitness in the country.
From: Xinhua
Chinese state councilor urges better life-quality for the disabled
Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong on May 16 called for improving the quality of life of the disabled and enhancing the protection of their livelihood.
Wang, director of State Council Working Committee on Disability, made the remarks when attending a series of activities marking China's 31st National Day for Helping the Disabled in Beijing.
From: Xinhua
Seminar commemorating 70th anniversary of Tibet's peaceful liberation held
A seminar was held in Beijing on May 19 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet.
The seminar was co-organized by the China Society for Human Rights Studies, the China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture (CAPDTC), and the China Tibetology Research Center.
From: Xinhua
China's urban employees see increased average salary in 2020
The average salary of China's urban employees saw growth in 2020 despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, official data showed on May 19.
In non-private sectors, the real growth of the average salary for urban employees, adjusted for inflation, rose by 5.2 percent to 97,379 yuan (about 15,155 U.S. dollars), according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics.
From: Xinhua
China takes multi-pronged measures to ensure commodity supply and stable price
China will work to ensure the supply of commodities and keep their prices stable, to maintain steady economic performance, the State Council's Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on May 19.
From: Xinhua
Chinese vice premier calls for efforts to implement Healthy China initiative
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on May 19 called for efforts to implement the Healthy China initiative and further improve people's health.
Sun made the remarks while addressing the 26th National Congress of the Chinese Medical Association.
From: Xinhua
China makes new pledges to help developing countries defeat COVID-19
China on May 21 announced several new measures to help developing countries tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and its sweeping impacts, pledging to contribute $3 billion in the next three years and provide more vaccines. 
Addressing the Global Health Summit via video link, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world's leading economies to remedy deficiencies, close loopholes and strengthen weak links in fighting "the most serious pandemic in a century."
From: CGTN
Infrastructure investment greatly boosts Tibet development
Infrastructure construction in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region has greatly boosted social and economic development in the area and enhanced local people's livelihoods, the region's top leaders said.
In the past seven decades, the central government has invested 1.63 trillion yuan ($ 253.3 billion) in Tibet to boost the region's development, and more than one-third of the investments—over 590 billion yuan—was allocated to major infrastructure projects, including the Sichuan-Tibet Highway, Qinghai-Tibet Railway and Lhasa Gongga International Airport, which have effectively promoted the economic and social development of Tibet, according to Wu Yingjie, the region's Party secretary.
He made the remarks at a news conference held by the State Council's Information Office on May 21.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
China issues white paper on Tibet's peaceful liberation, achievements
China's State Council Information Office on May 21 issued a white paper on the peaceful liberation of Tibet and its development over the past seven decades.
The white paper, titled "Tibet Since 1951: Liberation, Development and Prosperity," reviewed Tibet's history and achievements, and presented a true and panoramic picture of the new socialist Tibet.
From: Xinhua
Modern education system basically established in Tibet: official
A modern education system covering preschool, basic, vocational, higher, continuing and special education has been basically established in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region after seven decades of efforts, said a senior local official on May 22.
The rights and interests of people of all ethnic groups in the region have been fully ensured, said Qizhala, chairman of the Tibet regional government, at a news conference on the economic and social development of Tibet held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing.
From: Xinhua
China's top political advisor stresses cementing poverty relief achievements
China's top political advisor Wang Yang on May 24 called for consolidating and extending the achievements of poverty alleviation, and fully implementing the rural vitalization strategy.
Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, made the remarks while attending a special consultative conference in Beijing.
From: Xinhua
China's orphan population declines by 66 percent
The number of orphans dipped 66 percent between 2012 and 2019, from about 570,000 to 190,000, a Ministry of Civil Affairs official said on May 25.
Zhao Yong, deputy head of the ministry's child welfare department, said 59,000 of them are reared in the country's sprawling orphanage network, down 30 percent from 86,000 in 2017, and more than 70 percent of county-level orphanages have less than 10 children.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
Chinese vice-premier stresses better services for veterans
Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan on May 25 called for more support for retired military personnel and veterans with disabilities and illnesses during an inspection to East China's Shandong province.
Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited veteran communities, a veteran service center, and a hospital for veterans during the inspection
From: Xinhua
Joint efforts urged to build beautiful planet
President Xi Jinping called on May 26 for joint efforts and urgent global action to build a beautiful home with harmony between humans and nature, adding that China is standing ready to cooperate with other nations and international organizations to promote global ecological and environmental governance.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in a congratulatory letter to the World Judicial Conference on Environment.
From: China Daily
Tibet's human rights make comprehensive progress: experts
China's Tibet Autonomous Region has achieved significant economic and social development. Its human rights causes have made comprehensive progress and historic achievements over the past 70 years since its peaceful liberation, experts attending an international seminar said on May 26.
The seminar on Tibet's human rights progress and development over the past seven decades took place in the southwestern Chinese municipality of Chongqing. Experts and scholars from countries including China, Russia, and Nepal participated in the seminar.
From: Xinhua
Racism and Prejudice: Scholars discuss anti-Asian discrimination in U.S.
Scholars from China, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and the U.S. have participated in a webinar on anti-Asian discrimination in the United States.
Over 300 people watched Saturday's event online. They discussed the impact of hostile relationship between China and the U.S. on anti-Chinese prejudice, and the possibility of joint efforts on addressing anti-Black racism alongside prejudice against Chinese and ethnic minorities.
From: CGTN
China wants better physical, mental health for rural children
Chinese authorities have called for improving moral education, sports and cultural activities for primary and secondary school students as well as pre-school children in rural areas.
At a video conference on May 31, authorities noted that minors are the future of the country and stressed the need to cultivate moral character and a fine lifestyle among rural children and young people.
From: Xinhua
Prosecutors pledge to help shield youngsters
Procuratorial authorities will fully meet their responsibilities to protect minors and prioritize the quality and effectiveness of such work, an official from China's highest prosecution agency said on May 31.
Shi Weizhong, head of the ninth division of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, was addressing a news briefing a day before revisions to the Minors Protection Law and the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency Law came into force.
From: China Daily
China strengthens death sentence review to better protect human rights
China has reinforced human rights protection in death sentence review and tightened the conditions applicable to the death penalty in recent years, a top court official said on May 31.
Defendants who render significant meritorious services shall generally be granted leniency and be exempted from the death sentence if possible, Li Xiao, a senior judge with the Supreme People's Court (SPC), told a press conference.
From: Xinhua
China achieves all human rights targets set in past 5 years, outlines fourth plan to set new targets
China has accomplished all its targets for improving people's human rights in the past five years, including lifting all people out of extreme poverty, further protecting women's and children's rights, overturning wrongful convictions and promoting the development of ethnic groups, senior officials and experts on human rights said at a press conference on May 31. 
More than 170 indexes on various fields related to human rights set under the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2016-2020) have been accomplished, with Chinese people's sense of happiness and security being greatly improved, said Li Xiaojun, director of the publicity department of the Human Rights Bureau.
From: Global Times
Xinjiang enjoys best 5 yrs of human rights development: official
The past five years have been the best for the development of human rights in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a Chinese official said on May 31.
People's living conditions have improved remarkably and great achievements have been made in the fight against poverty in Xinjiang, Li Xiaojun, an official with the State Council Information Office, told a press conference.
From: Xinhua
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