Home > PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES > MEMORABILIA > 2022 >

March
April 29,2022   By:en.humanrights.cn
China Focus: China sends strongest signal yet to stamp out women, child trafficking 
 
The Chinese government is weaving an even stronger protection net for women and children, with a resolute stance voiced and tough measures pledged against human trafficking.
 
Following an alleged case of abuse against a woman in east China that grabbed much attention in February, a 10-month nationwide operation has been launched to crack down on the abduction and trafficking of women and children starting from March 1 to better protect these groups.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China issues white paper on parasports ahead of Winter Paralympics
 
China issued a white paper on the country's progress in developing sports for persons with disabilities on March 3.
 
Titled "China's Parasports: Progress and the Protection of Rights," the white paper was released by the State Council Information Office one day before the opening of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
 
From: Xinhua
 
CPPCC National Committee seeks ways to better serve seniors
 
Actively coping with an aging population and building a senior friendly society is a pressing matter in China's long-term development plans, a spokesman for the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference said on March 3.
 
The CPPCC National Committee has held special conferences and seminars on the subject, conducted field research and offered suggestions such as promoting a "silver economy" to help seniors find work, said Guo Weimin, the spokesman.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Litigation better protects range of public interests
 
The protection of public interests has achieved remarkable results, with the number of cases handled increasing steadily and the fields of public interest litigation becoming more diverse, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on March 3.
 
Procuratorates have focused on the protection of the environment and national resources, as well as food and drug safety, as such cases accounted for 69.1 percent of those handled, said Gong Ming, a member of the SPP's Procuratorial Committee.
 
From: China Daily
 
Report notes environmental progress, outlines steps ahead
 
China will beef up policy support as it strives to improve environmental quality and forge ahead with its climate targets, according to this year's government work report.
 
Submitted to the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress for review on March 5, the report noted "significant" environmental improvement in 2021 following efforts to strengthen protection and promote sustainable development.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Reducing academic burdens a priority in high-quality compulsory education
 
China has included reducing the academic burden on primary and middle school students in its annual Government Work Report, while also renewing its pledge to promote equal and high-quality education.
 
With 290 million students at schools and universities across China, the country must ensure that education, which is vital to millions of families and to the future of the nation, is properly run, the report, released on March 5, said.
 
From: China Daily
 
China mulls giving more seats to people from grassroots, women in top legislature
 
Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft decision to give more seats in its national legislature to people from the grassroots level and women.
 
The draft decision on the quota and election of deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) was submitted on March 5 to the ongoing fifth session of the 13th NPC for deliberation.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi Focus-Quotable Quotes: Highlights of Xi's remarks on protecting women's rights
 
March 8 marks International Women's Day. President Xi Jinping has extended his best wishes to the country's women of all ethnic groups and from all walks of life.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, conveyed his greetings on March 6 during a joint group meeting at the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the top political advisory body.
 
Xi attaches great importance to protecting women's rights and interests and has on many occasions hailed their role in the country's development. His discourse on women-related issues has charted the course for advancing the well-rounded development of women.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Stable job market a priority
 
The central government will do its utmost to stabilize the job market this year by continuing the employment-first policy, strengthening assistance to market entities and eliminating improper restrictions in the operation of the job market.
 
According to the annual Government Work Report, released on March 6, it will prioritize the stability of the market and companies to help stabilize employment. Fiscal and financial policies will also be focused on boosting employment.
 
From: China Daily
 
China welcomes visit of UN rights chief this May: envoy
 
China welcomes the visit by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights to China, including Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, this May, China's permanent representative to the UN Office at Geneva Chen Xu said here on March 8.
 
"We will work with the High Commissioner's Office to make preparations for the visit," Chen said at the ongoing 49th session of the Human Rights Council.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China's judicial authorities strengthen protection of women, children
 
Chinese judicial authorities have stepped up efforts to better protect women and children, according to work reports of the country's top court and top procuratorate.
 
The reports were submitted to the ongoing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) for deliberation on March 8, coinciding with the International Women's Day.
 
China stands firmly opposed to domestic violence, strictly punishes abusers in accordance with laws, read a work report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC).
 
From: Xinhua
 
Nation's personal information protection efforts bear fruit
 
China's efforts to better protect people's personal information resulted in a rapid rise in the number of lawsuits last year, according to the work reports of the country's top judicial authorities unveiled on March 8.
 
Prosecutors nationwide charged 3,436 people with harming people's personality rights-breaches against people's right to privacy or reputations-for example through online defamation or misuse of people's personal information. The figure represented a 51.3 percent year-on-year increase, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate work report.
 
From: CHINA DAILY
 
More people charged with buying trafficked women, children
 
The number of people charged with the crime of buying trafficked women and children increased to 328 last year from 155 in 2000, according to an annual work report of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, China's top prosecuting authority.
 
People accused of such trafficking dropped to 1,135 last year from 14,458 in 2000, with an average annual decline of 11.4 percent, according to the report released on March 8.
 
A crackdown on the trafficking of women and children has been a hot topic among national lawmakers and political advisers who are gathering in Beijing for the ongoing two sessions.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
China, like-minded countries concerned by violation of children's rights at immigration detention centers
 
China and a group of countries called on the UN rights body to continue to attend to violation of children's rights at immigration detention centers in some countries on March 9.
 
Delivering a joint statement on behalf of a group of countries at the ongoing 49th session of the Human Rights Council, Jiang Duan, minister of the Chinese mission to the UN in Geneva, said the world is still faced with multiple challenges in the protection of children's rights, including the violation of children's rights at immigration detention centers.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Premier Li: China to see record number of job seekers 2022, will prioritize employment
 
China will see a record number of around 16 million job seekers in the market in 2022, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on March 11.
 
Li made the remarks during a virtual press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing after the conclusion of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress.
 
Li said China aims to create more than 11 million new urban jobs this year to meet the job market's demand.
 
From: CGTN
 
Employment, education high on government agenda this year
 
Employment, education and healthcare are high on the agenda this year so that people's livelihoods can be continuously improved, according to Premier Li Keqiang.
 
The government will implement fiscal and monetary policies to support employment goals, as employment is not only a matter of livelihood, but also closely related with development, he said at a news conference on March 11.
 
From: CHINA DAILY
 
Ministry says human rights not political tool
 
China called on March 15 for countries to respect the human rights development path independently chosen by countries in light of their national conditions, and opposed the practice of using human rights as a political tool.
 
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remark at a daily news briefing, echoing speeches that Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, has delivered to the ongoing 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
 
From: China Daily
 
Xi calls for swift control of outbreaks
 
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has underlined the need to put the people's lives first and stick to the dynamic zero-COVID strategy with scientific and targeted measures, in order to speedily curb the spread of the virus nationwide.
 
Xi made the remark on March 17 while presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. During the meeting, the top CPC leadership analyzed the current COVID-19 situation in the country and urged stringent measures to respond to the virus.
 
From: China Daily
 
Top adviser notes stability in Xinjiang
 
China's top political adviser Wang Yang has stressed the importance of achieving enduring stability in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region by promoting development.
 
He said that the region should answer rumors and attacks with the fact that people of all ethnic groups there enjoy happy lives.
 
Wang, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, made the remark during an inspection tour in Xinjiang from March 18 to March 22.
 
From: CHINA DAILY
 
China, like-minded countries concerned about human rights violations against indigenous people
 
China and a group of countries on March 21 called on the UN Human Rights Council to continue to attend to serious human rights violations against indigenous people and take necessary actions accordingly.
 
Delivering a joint statement on behalf of the group of countries at the ongoing 49th session of the Human Rights Council, Jiang Duan, minister of the Chinese mission to the UN in Geneva, said they are deeply concerned about serious violations of human rights of indigenous people by some countries.
 
From: Xinhua
 
People-centered development significant to human rights: Chinese ambassador
 
People-centered development should be at the heart of the global community's approach to tackling inequality, China's permanent representative to the UN Office in Geneva Chen Xu has said at the ongoing 49th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted economic and social development, and particularly the livelihoods of people in developing countries, he said on March 25. This has exacerbated inequality, bringing severe challenges to global development.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Key to democracy lies in whether people are truly masters of country: Chinese ambassador
 
The key to democracy lies in whether its people are truly masters of their country, a Chinese envoy said here at the ongoing session of the Human Rights Council on March 25.
 
Delivering a joint statement on behalf of a group of countries at the ongoing 49th session of the Human Rights Council, China's permanent representative to the UN Office in Geneva Chen Xu said that democracy and human rights are a common pursuit of humanity, and diversity is a fundamental feature of human society and that countries with different histories, cultures and national conditions may choose different forms of democracy.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese vice premier urges reinforcing poverty-elimination achievements
 
Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on March 27 called for more efforts to consolidate the achievements in poverty alleviation and ensure that rural vitalization policies are fully implemented and deliver tangible benefits.
 
Hu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a meeting in Qujing, Southwest China's Yunnan province.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Li urges stronger action on abductions
 
Premier Li Keqiang called on March 29 for thorough investigation of cases involving the abduction of women and children and urged timely measures to enable their rescue, rehabilitation and return to their families.
 
In an instruction issued to a national teleconference of the State Council, China's Cabinet, on cracking down on human trafficking, Li highlighted the need to offer more care to the victims of human trafficking and better protect their privacy.
 
From: China Daily
 
Chinese premier stresses safeguarding women, children's rights
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed pushing forward with the ongoing campaign against women and children trafficking and stepping up efforts to protect these groups' legitimate rights and interests and safeguard social justice.
 
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in an instruction on a teleconference about combating human trafficking held on March 29.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Medical waste being disposed of in timely manner
 
China is capable of disposing of COVID-19 medical waste in a timely manner, an official with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said. 
 
By the end of last year, annual disposal capacity for medical waste stood at 2.15 million metric tons, an increase of 39 percent on 2019, said Ren Yong, director general of the ministry's Department of Solid Waste and Chemical Management, in a news conference on March 30.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
National teleconference on workplace safety held in Beijing
 
The Communist Party of China Central Committee attached great importance to the crash of the China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 aircraft after it took place. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered important instructions, requiring that all-out efforts be made in search and rescue and the aftermath be properly handled. He sent leaders from the State Council to Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, to guide this work. He gave important instructions on workplace safety on March 24 and heard a report on the handling of the crash at a meeting convened by the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau on March 31, at which Xi delivered a speech and arrangements were made for the follow-up work.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese Dictionary:

@cn_humanrights

For the latest news and analysis from our

reporters and editors:Staff Twitter List>>

E-mail:chinahrs@public.bta.net.cn