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July 02,2022   By:en.humanrights.cn
Xi Jinping calls for continuous efforts in adhering to dynamic zero-COVID policy
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 5 stressed that epidemic prevention and control is at a critical stage and called for efforts to adhere to the dynamic zero-COVID policy.
 
President Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks while presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, at which the COVID-19 epidemic situation was analyzed.
 
From: CGTN
 
China moves forward in balanced education efforts
 
All 2,895 counties across China have passed the national assessment of balanced development in compulsory education by the end of last year, thanks to unrelenting efforts from central and local authorities, the Ministry of Education said on May 5.
 
A total of 94 counties in six provincial-level regions passed the assessment by the Office of National Education Inspection of the State Council last year, becoming the last batch of counties in the country to pass the evaluation, the ministry said.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
China's large-scale water supply projects to cover 54 pct of rural residents
 
Large-scale water supply projects are expected to cover 54 percent of China's rural population by the end of this year, the Ministry of Water Resources said on May 5.
 
The coverage of the projects, which aim to integrate urban and rural water supply and standardize water services, stood at 52 percent in rural areas by end-2021.
 
In the first quarter of this year, China's investment in the construction of rural water supply projects amounted to 15.4 billion yuan (about 2.34 billion U.S. dollars), which helped to improve the water supply for 4.29 million rural residents.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Visually impaired get better book access
 
The Marrakesh Treaty, which allows for copyright exceptions so that visually impaired people can access copyrighted books and other works, took effect in China on May 5.
 
The treaty, which substantially enriches the cultural lives and educational quality for visually impaired people, was approved by the World Intellectual Property Organization at a diplomatic conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, on June 27, 2013, and officially came into effect on Sept 30, 2016.
 
From: China Daily Global
 
Chinese premier stresses effort to stabilize employment, attain annual target
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged efforts to help as many market entities as possible to stabilize their posts and expand job opportunities.
 
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks in his instructions to a national video and telephone conference on stabilizing employment held in Beijing on May 7.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Experts speak highly of China's human rights progress
 
Experts attending an international human rights seminar on May 10 spoke highly of China's human rights development and highlighted China's efforts in promoting international dialogue and cooperation on human rights issues.
 
The 2022 China-Europe Seminar on Human Rights was held both online and offline on May 10, with separate venues in the Austrian capital of Vienna and the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
 
More than 100 human rights scholars, officials and representatives from international organizations attended the seminar, themed "Science and Technology and Human Rights."
 
From: Xinhua
 
Video conference held to share festive experience in Xinjiang
 
Muslim residents and religious figures in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region shared their personal experiences in a video during the recently concluded Islamic holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.
 
From April 3 to May 2, Muslims of various ethnic groups in the region observed Ramadan. They celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which fell on May 3, while enjoying a one-day holiday, said Xu Guixiang, spokesperson for the regional government, during a video conference on May 10.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Beijing meets all national air quality standards in 2021 for first time
 
Beijing saw all its six major ambient air pollutants in 2021 reach the level-II national standard for the city's first time, said the Beijing municipal ecology and environment bureau on May 11.
 
The bureau released a report on the city's ecological environment situation in 2021 on May 11. According to the report, the city's average concentration of hazardous airborne particles PM2.5 last year was 33 micrograms per cubic meter, while the average concentration of PM10 was 55 micrograms per cubic meter.
 
From: Xinhua
 
More jobs for disabled a key govt priority
 
China has been stepping up comprehensive efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities and create more job opportunities for them to prosper.
 
On May 15, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the China Disabled Persons' Federation began the nationwide operation of online services for the application for living allowances and subsidies for nursing care. China marked its 32nd National Disability Day on May 15.
 
From: China Daily
 
Tibet gives people with disabilities a helping hand
 
According to the Tibet Disabled Person's Federation, the Tibet autonomous region has provided jobs for more than 17,700 people with disabilities, Xinhua News Agency reported.
 
On May 15, China's 32nd National Disability Day, the federation carried out activities in Lhasa to show support and to promote development of people with disabilities.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
More Chinese receive higher education
 
A total of 240 million Chinese people have received higher education as a result of the country's historic strides in tertiary education development over the past decade, a senior education official said on May 17.
 
Wu Yan, director of the Ministry of Education's department of higher education, said 44.3 million students are attending colleges and universities in China, making it home to the largest higher education system in the world.
 
From: China Daily
 
Global assembly organizer says China "green hydrogen powerhouse"
 
China was hailed as "a green hydrogen powerhouse" for its strides in developing clean hydrogen at the first-ever Green Hydrogen Global Assembly, which was concluded on May 18.
 
The two-day event was co-organized by the Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2), a Swiss non-profit foundation, and the Spanish government, aiming to promote green hydrogen as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.
 
From: Xinhua
 
World scholars share views on China's human rights development
 
The seminar, "W.E. Talk Think Tank -- China's Road of Human Rights Development," was held by the China News Service on May 19. Experts from home and abroad have shared their views on China's human rights development and how to promote exchanges on human rights to uphold the common values of humanity.
 
Within a few decades, China has lifted nearly 800 million people out of poverty, resolved the issue of absolute poverty, and built a moderately prosperous society in all respects, said Lu Guangjin, secretary-general of the China Society for Human Rights Studies.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Experts weigh in on China's human rights protection
 
China's people-centered human rights protection has proven suitable for the country's development and people's interests and the country won't follow a path set by the West, human rights experts said on May 19.
 
Approaches to human rights protection can be diverse, and China has developed its own which sees people's well-being as the primary human right, Zhang Yonghe, executive dean of the Human Rights Research Institute of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, said at an online forum held by China News Service and W.E. Talk Think Tank.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Bilingual version of Xi's discourses on safeguarding human rights published
 
A Chinese-English bilingual version of extracts from Xi Jinping's discourses on respecting and protecting human rights has been published by the Central Compilation and Translation Press.
 
The bilingual version, featuring nine themes, is aimed at helping readers at home and abroad develop a deep understanding of the rich implications of Xi's important statements, as well as the country's endeavors on respecting and protecting human rights.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Blueprint to improve national health
 
China has unveiled its first five-year blueprint to improve the health of its residents through 2025, pledging to lift the average life expectancy by another year and make the public health network better able to respond to major outbreaks and other public health emergencies.
 
The plan, published by the General Office of the State Council, China's Cabinet, on May 20, highlighted the importance of significantly ramping up national public health service capacities and improving the quality of medical services, including steps to control a number of major diseases.
 
From: China Daily
 
Xinjiang's migrant workers thriving, experts say
 
Migrant workers from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have improved their financial situations and expanded their horizons by working in developed areas, experts said at an online seminar on the employment of the region's ethnic groups on May 22.
 
Organized by the Institute for Communication and Borderland Governance and the School of Journalism and Communication of the Guangzhou-based Ji'nan University, the event drew about 50 experts and students from human rights research institutions in China.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
China releases action plan on rural construction
 
China on May 23 published an action plan on rural construction to improve people's livelihoods in rural areas and facilitate the country's rural revitalization drive.
 
By 2025, tangible progress should be made on rural construction, and continuous improvement should be seen in the rural living environment, according to the document jointly issued by the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council General Office.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China ensures healthcare access for all 510m rural residents
 
China has expanded medical facilities in rural areas in the past decade to ensure its 509.8 million rural residents have access to basic medical services.
 
By the end of 2021, China had set up 23,000 county-level medical and healthcare institutions, 35,000 township health facilities and 599,000 village clinics across the country, the National Health Commission told a press conference May 24.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Rural residents better off, better access to healthcare
 
China has lifted 10 million families impoverished due to illness or disease out of poverty over the past decade, the National Health Commission said May 24.
 
He Jinguo, director of the commission's Department of Finance and head of its Rural Vitalization Office, said during a news conference that the shortage of rural medical facilities and healthcare workers have been addressed, and rural residents are now able to access treatment for most common and chronic illnesses.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Xi meets UN human rights chief
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet via video link on May 25.
 
Welcoming Bachelet to China, Xi elaborated on major issues related to the development of China's human rights cause and made it clear that the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government are committed to the comprehensive protection and safeguarding of human rights.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi lauds handling of complaints, proposals
 
President Xi Jinping has met with representatives attending the two-day national conference on work related to the handling of people's complaints and proposals, which concluded on May 26, and extended his sincere greetings to those involved in addressing the public's complaints and proposals nationwide.
 
From: CHINA DAILY
 
In Tibet, safe water makes a difference
 
The Tibet autonomous region spent more than 68.4 billion yuan ($10.2 billion) on water conservancy over the past decade, so that rural residents no longer fetch drinking water and carry it on their backs, or break ice to get water in winter, an official said at a news conference on May 26.
 
Between 2012 and 2021, through scientific water conservancy projects, the region has basically built a water conservancy infrastructure system with flood control, farm irrigation and water supplies in urban and rural areas.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
China refutes U.S. remarks on UN human rights chief's visit to China
 
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on May 30 refuted U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's remarks about the visit by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to China.
 
Blinken issued a statement on May 28, saying that the United States is concerned about the conditions China imposed on Bachelet's visit to China and China's efforts to restrict and manipulate the visit.
 
Zhao told a daily press briefing that at the invitation of the Chinese government, Bachelet visited China from May 23 to 28.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Judiciary safeguards against records access
 
Top judiciary bodies in China have issued new measures for sealing up the criminal records of minors to strengthen the special protections for the group and focus more on rehabilitation.
  
The measures came into effect on May 30. They will strictly implement the minor criminal records sealing system mentioned in the Criminal Procedure Law, and the provisions of protecting minors' privacy and information mentioned in the Law on the Protection of Minors, and Law on the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency.
 
From: China Daily Global
 
Xi stresses efforts to promote children's healthy, all-round development
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 31 stressed efforts to promote the healthy and all-round development of children and extended festive greetings to children across the country ahead of the International Children's Day which falls on June 1.
 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the China National Children's Center over the 40th anniversary of its founding.
 
From: Xinhua
 
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