January 10,2022   By:en.humanrights.cn
Xinjiang seminar counters Western critics
The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region presented an online seminar on Sept. 8 to convey information about its labor and employment situation to the permanent Chinese delegates at the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
National drive to find jobs for disabled graduates launched in Hebei
Authorities have launched a program in Shijiazhuang in Hebei province, to help disabled graduates find jobs, according to the China Disabled Persons' Federation.
Organized in conjunction with the Education and Human Resources ministries, the program signals the start of a nationwide initiative to help disabled graduates secure employment as record numbers will enter the job market this year, the federation said in a media release.
Around 50 companies based in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei city cluster attended the event on Sept. 8 along with hundreds of students from Shijiazhuang.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
China to launch pilot programs on business environment to better benefit firms and individuals
China will roll out pilot programs on the business environment in several selected cities in support of local reform effort in better benefitting firms and individuals, the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Sept.8.
The improvement of the business environment is a fulcrum in unleashing market vitality and social creativity, and promoting high-quality development. The implementation of the Regulation on Improving the Business Environment will be advanced and a market-oriented, world-class business environment governed by a sound legal framework will be nurtured across the nation.
From: Xinhua
China issues human rights action plan for 2021-2025
China on Sept. 9 published the latest human rights action plan, setting the objectives and tasks of respecting, protecting and promoting human rights in the period from 2021 to 2025.
Titled "Human Rights Action Plan of China (2021-2025)," the document was released by the State Council Information Office.
From: Xinhua
10 firms to better tend to rights of workers
Ten leading companies in China's thriving platform-based economy, including food delivery giant Meituan and ride-hailing company Didi, have been urged to "play an exemplary role" in protecting the rights of their flexibly employed workers, authorities said on Sept. 10.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said during a meeting that it will give administrative guidance to 10 major companies involved in the new form of employment in order to address prominent problems in the protection of workers' lawful rights and interests.
Chinese premier stresses efforts to safeguard people's health
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed efforts to safeguard people's health as a significant step to boost public well-being, elevate medical expertise, and continue raising the quality of medical and healthcare services.
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during his inspection to Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) on Sept. 13.
From: Xinhua
Official calls for wealthy countries to protect human rights
A senior official on Sept. 14 urged the United States and some of its wealthy allies to roll out human rights plans and "genuinely" protect the rights of their people.
Li Xiaojun of the State Council Information Office's human rights affairs bureau said 60 countries worldwide have made their own action plans on promoting human rights.
Only China, Indonesia and Mexico have rolled out four such documents consecutively, whereas the US, Canada, France, Germany and Japan have not made any such plans so far, he said at a news conference in Beijing.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
Global efforts needed in protecting human rights, China says
China will continue to fulfill its international human rights obligations, constructively participate in international human rights governance and help build a fair and efficient international human rights system, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Sept. 15, calling on countries worldwide to jointly build a world with sustainable peace and guaranteed human rights.
On Sept. 14, at the ongoing 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, China delivered a joint statement on behalf of over 40 countries, appealing for global efforts on building sustainable peace and protecting and promoting human rights.
From: Xinhua
Wars, conflicts main causes of large-scale human rights violations: diplomat
A Chinese envoy on Sept. 14 highlighted that wars, conflicts and regional turmoil are the main causes of large-scale human rights violations, saying that without peace and security, all human rights cannot be realized.
Delivering a joint statement on behalf of a group of countries at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the UN Office at Geneva, highlighted that international peace and security currently face unprecedented challenges.
From: Xinhua
China urges Japan's cooperation on nuclear wastewater at Human Rights Council
On September 15th, the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held a dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation.
The representative of China made a speech and pointed out that the disposal of polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan is related to global ecological and environmental safety and people’s lives and health in all countries.
From: CGTN
Many countries voice opposition to external interference in China's internal affairs at Human Rights Council
At the 48th session of the Human Rights Council on September 14 to 15,  Venezuela, The people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), South Sudan, Laos, Sri Lanka, Dominica, Armenia, Maldives, Tanzania and other countries spoke highly of China’s human rights achievements and pointed out that the affairs of Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet are China’s internal affairs, and the outside world should not interfere.
From: CGTN
Global realization of right to development far below expectation: Chinese envoy
The right to development is a universal and inalienable human right, however, at present, the global realization of the right to development is far below expectation, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Sept. 16.
Delivering a joint statement on behalf of over 50 countries at the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council on Sept. 16, Chen Xu, China's Permanent Representative to the UN Office at Geneva, also called upon the UN human rights bodies to prioritize the right to development and mainstream it in the UN system.
From: Xinhua
China's urban, rural subsistence allowances cover 44m people
Nearly 44.3 million people were covered by China's urban and rural subsistence allowances by the end of last year, a senior civil affairs official said on Sept.17.
The average subsistence allowances standard increased by 105.3 percent for urban residents and 188.3 percent for rural residents respectively, compared to the end of 2012, said Li Jiheng, minister of civil affairs, at a press conference.
From: CGTN
China, like-minded countries call on UN to address human trafficking, forced labor issues in U.S.
China and like-minded countries on Sept. 17 called on the UN Human Rights Council and relevant UN human rights mechanism to attend to issues of human trafficking and forced labor in the United States and take necessary actions.
Speaking on behalf of a group of countries at the 48th session of the Council, Jiang Duan, minister of the Chinese mission to the UN in Geneva, stressed that human trafficking and forced labor are serious human rights violations, which in particular harm women and children.
From: Xinhua
China, like-minded countries highlight harm of illegal military interventions on human rights
China and a group of like-minded countries on Sept. 22 called on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner for human rights and relevant UN Special Procedures to pay close attention to the harm of illegal military interventions on human rights and take necessary action to seek justice for the people of victimized countries.
Speaking on behalf of the group of countries at the ongoing 48th session of the Human Rights Council, Jiang Duan, Minister of the Chinese Mission to UN at Geneva, said that "certain countries" flagrantly conducted illegal military interventions in and prolonged occupation of sovereign states, which severely violates international law and undermines the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the victimized countries.
From: Xinhua
Experts: Human rights in Tibet make great progress
The Tibet autonomous region has made all-around progress and remarkable achievements in the human rights cause over the past 70 years, experts said on Sept. 24 during an online meeting.
The meeting, organized by the China Society for Human Rights Studies and the Research Center for Human Rights at Northwest University of Political Science and Law, focused on the development of human rights in Tibet since its peaceful liberation 70 years ago.
From: China Daily
China, like-minded countries voice concern over human rights situation in UK
A Chinese diplomat on Sept. 24 voiced concern over the human rights situation in the United Kingdom (UK) and urged the country to face up to its own problems, put an end to all human rights violations and stop using human rights as a political tool.
Speaking on behalf of a group of countries at the ongoing 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Jiang Duan, Minister of the Chinese Mission to the UN in Geneva, told the Council that systemic racism and racial discrimination are deep-rooted in the UK.
From: Xinhua
Experts highlight privacy protection in digital era
Chinese and foreign experts have called for strengthened regulations on the application of digital technologies to improve the protection of personal information at a seminar in Beijing.
The seminar on scientific and technological development and human rights protection, also a side event of the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, was hosted by the China Society for Human Rights Studies on Sept. 26.
From: Xinhua
China issues white paper on Xinjiang's demographic development
China's State Council Information Office Sept. 26 issued a white paper detailing the demographic development in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The white paper, titled "Xinjiang Population Dynamics and Data," said over the past 70 years, Xinjiang has seen rapid and steady population growth, improving population quality, higher life expectancy, and faster urbanization and modernization.
From: Xinhua
Seek shared ground on human rights, say experts
Countries should seek more shared ground on human rights through multilateral communications conducted on the basis of respect and inclusiveness, experts said at a human rights meeting in Beijing on Sept. 28.
The meeting was a side event at the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. It was organized by the China Foundation for Human Rights Development and the Minzu Unity and Progress Association of China.
From: China Daily
China issues white paper on moderate prosperity
China's State Council Information Office on Sept. 28 issued a white paper to document the country's journey to moderate prosperity in all respects, or Xiaokang.
The white paper, titled "China's Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity," said the realization of moderate prosperity in all respects, as declared in July, marks a critical step towards national rejuvenation for the country.
From: Xinhua
UN event reveals the real Xinjiang
A virtual event held on Sept. 29 at the United Nations introduced the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region's natural beauty and development achievements to the outside world.
The event "Xinjiang is a Wonderful Land" was jointly held by China's Permanent Mission to the UN and the government of the Xinjiang region, and moderated by Dai Bing, deputy permanent representative to the UN. It provided a glimpse of real life in Xinjiang, located in Northwest China.
From: China Daily
China’s Human Rights Action Plan fully implemented, finds third-party evaluation
The National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2016-2020), released by the Chinese government in September 2016, has been fully implemented, according to an evaluation by third-party experts.
All of the 168 objectives and tasks have been completed, many of which have been completed ahead of time or over the goals set in the Action Plan, said an evaluation report on the Action Plan implementation unveiled on Sept. 29.
From: Xinhua
China, 30 other countries call for end to coercive measures
China's ambassador to the United Nations on Sept. 30 called for the complete and immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures, stressing that they severely violate human rights and exacerbate humanitarian disasters.
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the joint statement on behalf of 30 nations at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the 76th session of the General Assembly. It marked the second time that China has made such an appeal along with many other countries.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
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