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January 10,2022   By:en.humanrights.cn
China urges solidarity on delivering jabs to all
 
China's ambassador to the United Nations on Oct. 1 called on all countries to strengthen solidarity and achieve vaccine equity at an early date to overcome the "vaccine nationalism" that has left many developing nations short of COVID-19 vaccines.
 
In a joint statement made on behalf of 78 countries, including Mexico, Pakistan and South Africa, Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, noted that vaccines are a powerful weapon against viruses. However, as "a global public good", their equity in terms of distribution is "far from being reached", and their accessibility and affordability "need to be solved urgently".
 
From: China Daily
 
Chinese envoy highlights role of poverty eradication in promoting, protecting human rights
 
A Chinese envoy on Oct. 4 called on all countries to heighten their attention to poverty alleviation and develop strategies to reduce poverty based on their national situation.
 
Addressing a side-event of the ongoing 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the UN Office at Geneva, also called upon nations to make concrete efforts to improve people's livelihood and strengthen social security, in order to make sure that the development outcomes benefit the populace in a fair manner.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China rejects unfounded accusations
 
The United States and some Western allies are "provoking confrontation, pointing fingers at other developing countries' human rights situation, and brazenly launching smear campaigns", said China's envoy to the United Nations during the UN General Assembly Third Committee's debate on Oct. 7.
 
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, called out the US and its Western allies for their "totally unfounded" accusations, saying that "instead of caring about human rights in China, their real intention is to sabotage China's stability and development".
 
From: China Daily
 
Happy life, smiling faces best clues to China's human rights policy: envoy
 
A Chinese envoy said on Oct. 7 that the best answer to China's human rights situation is found in people's happy life and smiling faces.
 
"The best answer to China's human rights situation lies in the happy life and smiling faces of the Chinese people," Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), told the General Debate of the Third Committee of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
 
From: Xinhua
 
65 countries oppose interference in China's internal affairs under pretext of human rights
 
Pakistan on Oct. 8 delivered a joint statement on behalf of 65 countries at the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, stressing that respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states and non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states represent basic norms that govern international relations.
 
The joint statement says that issues related to Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet are China's internal affairs that brook no interference by any external forces, and reiterates support for China's implementation of the "one country, two systems" in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China achieves remarkable results in pollution control: white paper
 
Through an increasing effort to combat pollution, China has achieved remarkable results in pollution control, according to a white paper released on Oct. 8 by the State Council Information Office.
 
Having announced a battle against pollution, the country has improved the quality of air, water and soil, said the white paper titled "Biodiversity Conservation in China."
 
From: Xinhua
 
Experts, officials discuss building ecological civilization at forum
 
Over 300 scholars and government officials from 14 countries and eight international organizations including the UN attended a forum on global ecological civilization construction in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Oct. 9, according to local authorities.
 
At the forum themed on jointly building an ecological civilization and protecting the beautiful planet, guests said countries in the world are closely linked and it is essential to together face ecological and environmental problems.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Global experts denounce US human rights violations in Afghanistan
 
The United States had grossly trampled on the human rights of Afghans in its two-decade war in the Central Asian country, and its hegemonic act of interfering in the sovereignty of another country was doomed to fail, global experts said.
 
They made the remarks on Oct. 9 at an online side event for the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which was held both on site and on screen in China's Chongqing municipality. More than 40 professors and diplomats from China, France, the Netherlands, Pakistan and other countries attended the seminar.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Beijing hosts seminar on global human rights governance
 
Multilateralism and international cooperation are essential tools to protect human rights and create a fair international order, experts and leaders of social organizations said at a seminar in Beijing on Oct. 13.
 
The seminar on global human rights governance is a side event of the 48th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council and has attracted nearly 20 experts, academicians and leaders of social organizations from China and other countries.
 
From: CGTN
 
Global counter-terrorism symposium calls for int'l cooperation
 
Experts attending a counter-terrorism and de-radicalization symposium in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have called for international cooperation on counter-terrorism and joint efforts to tackle risks and challenges.
 
Held both online and offline on Oct. 13, the fourth global symposium on counter-terrorism, de-radicalization and human right protection attracted officials, experts, scholars and representatives from non-governmental organizations from countries including China, the United Kingdom, the United States, Sweden, Italy and Pakistan.
 
From: Xinhua
 
U.S. returns to UN Human Rights Council
 
The United States was on Oct. 14 elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council, following its withdrawal in June 2018.
 
In a vote at the UN General Assembly, the United States was elected along with 17 other countries for a three-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2022.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Premier urges focus on care for elderly
 
In an instruction to a national working meeting on aging on Oct. 14, Premier Li Keqiang underlined the need to focus on elderly people's needs in social security, elderly care and healthcare services, as part of efforts to tackle the aging trend and improve the group's sense of gain, happiness and security.
 
He added that more efforts should be devoted to developing community-based elderly care services and mobilizing the whole of society to meet diverse demands for elderly care.
 
From: China Daily
 
China to further enhance human rights protection: officials
 
China has made great progress in terms of human rights protection, and the Communist Party of China (CPC) will continue its efforts in advancing the cause of human rights, officials said on Oct. 15 at a symposium marking the 30th anniversary of the country's first white paper on human rights, "Human Rights in China."
 
Over 70 people, including officials, representatives from grass-roots organs, scholars and experts, attended the symposium, which was held by China's State Council Information Office.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Human rights adhere to path of development
 
China's path of human rights development, explored by its people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, is in essence a concrete manifestation of the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the field of human rights, a senior official said on Oct. 15.
 
The fundamental goal of the path is to protect people's rights and interests and to promote the all-round development of the people, said Jiang Jianguo, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
 
From: CHINA DAILY
 
Chinese premier stresses importance of autumn harvest to food security, stable prices
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang underlined the importance of harvesting and sowing work this autumn and winter to ensure food security and stable prices on Oct. 20.
 
At an executive meeting of the State Council, Li also heard a report on energy supplies for the winter, and called for scaled up policy support for micro, small and medium-sized firms.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese poverty eradication experience shared at South-South cooperation seminar
 
Chinese and foreign experts and scholars held in-depth discussions on China's experience in poverty eradication and international cooperation on poverty reduction at a seminar on Oct. 21.
 
The seminar was jointly hosted both online and offline by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).
 
From: Xinhua
 
Religious organization calls for int'l exchanges on conservation
 
Members of the China Committee on Religion and Peace (CCRP) on Oct. 21 expressed its willingness to promote ecological conservation and green development together with international counterparts.
 
Religious and environmental protection personnel from over 20 countries joined an online meeting held by the CCRP to discuss religious culture and ecological civilization.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Majority of countries oppose interference in China's internal affairs in name of human rights
 
More than 80 countries opposed the interference in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights at the Third Committee of the 76th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Oct. 21.
 
During the meeting, Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, resolutely refuted the unfounded accusations against China which were launched by a few countries, including the United States and France.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China considers raising teacher qualification requirements
 
China is considering raising the standard of qualifications required for teachers in a proposed revision to the Teachers Law, Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng said on Oct. 21.
 
Teachers will have higher education requirements, Huai stated when delivering a report to the ongoing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Global Women's Development Forum held in Hangzhou
 
The Third Global Women's Development Forum is held in Qianhe village, Jiande county-level city in Hangzhou on Oct. 23.
 
The village is the birth place of the slogan "Women hold up half the sky," which has inspired generations of Chinese people since the 1950s.
 
Over 150 attendants from home and abroad discussed the slogan's power in the new era and the village's successful practices in supporting female entrepreneurs.
 
By: www.ehangzhou.gov.cn
 
China's efforts in upholding world peace praised
 
Foreign envoys spoke highly on Oct. 25 of China's tremendous contributions as a member of the United Nations, saying that the presence of the People's Republic of China in the UN since 1971 has made it the most universal and representative international organization with the greatest authority.
 
They made the remarks as they gathered in Beijing for a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the People's Republic of China's lawful seat in the UN.
 
From: China Daily
 
Photo exhibition to mark 50th anniversary of restoration of PRC's lawful rights in UN opens
 
A photo exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the lawful rights of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the United Nations (UN) was opened on Oct. 25.
 
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, together with president of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid, as well as diplomats and UN officials, visited the exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Job market on track to meet employment targets
 
The domestic job market has been running smoothly over the past nine months thanks to government efforts to improve jobseeker's working skills, crack down on companies in arrears of wage payments and implement campaigns to help college graduates land jobs.
 
The latest figures from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on Oct. 27 show that around 10.45 million people landed jobs in urban areas from January to September. That figure is 95 percent of the nation's target of creating 11 million new jobs in urban areas this year.
 
From: China Daily
 
China's trade council unveils commercial mediation rules for foreign-related IPR disputes
 
China's trade council on Oct. 29 released commercial mediation rules for the settlement of foreign-related intellectual property rights (IPR) disputes, the first of their kind in the country.
 
The rules will take effect on Nov 1.
 
Issued by a mediation center under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the rules detail regulations on applications, personnel, modes and fees related to the mediation of IPR disputes.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi's speech provides likely solutions to counter global pandemic, poverty and climate change
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the Group of 20 (G20) leaders' summit reflects China's "very deep concern" for global community, rallying all nations to address key issues including sustainable development, climate change and the global fight against the pandemic, analysts said.
 
In a speech delivered on Oct. 30 via video link, Xi said the world is "faced with changes and a pandemic both unseen in a century". He encouraged members of the G20, as the premier forum for international economic cooperation, "to shoulder its due responsibilities, bear in mind the future of humanity and the welfare of the people, uphold openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, practice true multilateralism, and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind".
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
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