July 02,2022   By:en.humanrights.cn
Xi congratulates China National Children's Center on its 40th anniversary
On the occasion marking the 40th anniversary of China National Children's Center, President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, sent a congratulatory letter to extend his warm congratulations. Upon the arrival of the International Children's Day on June 1, Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, extended festive greetings to all the children across the country, wishing them progress in study, happy lives, and healthy growth.
From: Xinhua
Xinjiang sees better water quality
The water environment in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has been improved, the local ecology and environment authority said on June 2.
Thanks to the strengthened management and supervision of surface water and sewage discharge, 94.5 percent of Xinjiang's surface water sections being assessed registered excellent quality in 2021, an increase of 3 percentage points over the previous year.
From: Xinhua
China allocates 30m yuan to Sichuan for earthquake relief
China on June 2 earmarked 30 million yuan ($4.47 million) of its central disaster-relief budget for the southwestern province of Sichuan, after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Ya'an city in the province.
The emergency funds, allocated by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Emergency Management, will be used to support local disaster relief efforts.
From: Xinhua
Xi urges efforts to build beautiful China
Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 5 urged efforts to build a beautiful China in which humanity and nature coexist in harmony and contribute more to jointly constructing a clean and beautiful world.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the National Event on the Environment Day held in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning province.
From: Xinhua
UN biodiversity leader praises China's environmental achievements
China has achieved inspiring and remarkable outcomes in fighting climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, said Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, on June 5.
Mrema made the remarks at China's national event to mark the 2022 World Environment Day, which she addressed via video link. Themed "work together to build a clean and beautiful world," the event was held in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province.
From: Xinhua
State Council steps up supervision to ensure workplace safety
The Work Safety Committee of China's State Council has stepped up supervision on risk-control efforts across the country to ensure workplace safety, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) told a press conference on June 9.
The committee has completed supervision of workplace safety checks over 28 provincial-level governments and carried out spot checks in 62 municipal governments, said MEM official Wang Chongxian.
From: Xinhua
69 countries say no to interference in China's internal affairs
A group of countries said on June 14 that issues concerning Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet are China's internal affairs, expressing opposition to politicization of human rights, double standards and interference in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights.
In a joint statement read by Cuba on behalf of 69 cross-regional countries at the ongoing 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, these countries said that respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states and non-interference in internal affairs of sovereign states represent basic norms governing international relations.
From: Xinhua
Chinese courts increasingly handling cases online
Chinese courts heard cases online nearly 1.3 million times last year, up 37.64 percent year-on-year, a report said on June 14.
The report, which was jointly issued by the Institute of Law with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and China's Social Sciences Academic Press, lauded the achievement made by courts nationwide in promoting online trials to overcome travel difficulties during the COVID-19 epidemic.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
China cuts carbon emissions per unit of GDP by half from 2005
China has made great achievements in carbon reduction, with its carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP in 2021 plunging by 50.3 percent from 2005, an official said on June 15.
Last year, the share of coal in China's total energy-consumption mix dropped to 56 percent from 72.4 percent in 2005, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment Zhao Yingmin said at a National Low-carbon Day activity.
From: Xinhua
Xi's article on China's human rights development to be published
An article by President Xi Jinping on unswervingly following China's human rights development path and advancing the development of China's human rights cause will be published June 16.
The article by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, will be published in this year's 12th issue of the Qiushi Journal, a flagship magazine of the CPC Central Committee.
From: Xinhua
China to raise desert reclamation endeavors
By 2025, China plans to restore an additional 6.7 million hectares of desert areas with forests and grasslands, adding to the 18.8 million hectares the country has recovered over the last 10 years, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration announced on United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, which fell on June 17.
From: China Daily
China calls on countries to work together to counter hate speech
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), on June 20 called on all countries to conduct dialogues and join hands to combat hate speech.
Zhang made the remarks at an informal high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to mark the commemoration of the first International Day for Countering Hate Speech.
In a resolution proposed by China and others, the UN General Assembly in July 2021 proclaimed June 18 as the International Day for Countering Hate Speech.
From: CGTN
Campaign aims to promote mental health of seniors
China will launch a nationwide campaign this year aimed at promoting the mental health of seniors aged above 65, the National Health Commission said on June 20.
The campaign, expected to run through 2025, will cover 1,000 communities in urban areas and 1,000 rural villages. It will primarily serve seniors who are poor, disabled, live alone, have been left behind in the country side, or who have lost their only child.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
95 percent of Chinese children, teens fully vaccinated
The Chinese mainland has fully vaccinated 95 percent of children and teenagers aged 3 to 17, Ma Xiaowei, minister of the National Health Commission, said on June 21.
About 98 percent of the age group had received at least one dose, he said while delivering a report on child health promotion to the 35th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
China strongly condemns U.S. 'Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act'
The enactment and enforcement of the "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act" by the U.S. serve to escalate American suppression against China under the guise of human rights, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. The U.S. law banning imports from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region takes effect on June 21.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a regular press conference that the ban came from a lie and that imposing sanctions on individuals and entities over Xinjiang is an attempt to perpetuate the lie.
From: CGTN
Draft set to strengthen quality, safety of agricultural products
A draft revision to the Law on Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, for a second review on June 21. The draft highlights the responsibilities of ensuring agricultural products' quality and safety during cold chain transportation and on e-commerce platforms.
Chinese, foreign scholars discuss environmental rights
Chinese and foreign scholars and experts discussed the protection and development of environmental rights on June 23 at an online side event of the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Members of universities and research institutions at home and abroad discussed the basic theory of environmental rights, environmental rights as constitutional rights, legislation and practice of environmental rights protection, and environmental rights protection in the context of climate change and environmental codes.
From: Xinhua
Crackdown aims to protect public safety
The Ministry of Public Security has launched a 100-day campaign to crack down on major crimes and reduce security risks this summer in a bid to maintain social stability and ensure people's safety.
The move to improve public security is being made to meet the needs of the people, the ministry said at a meeting held on June 25 to deploy the nationwide campaign, requiring police across the country to tackle crimes that people have strongly complained about to make them feel more secure.
From: China Daily
People's voices highlighted as key for Party Congress
President Xi Jinping has urged studying and taking the suggestions of netizens on the work related to the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, saying that collecting public opinions online is an example of the whole-process people's democracy.
In a recent instruction made public on June 26, Xi, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, underscored the importance of better listening to the people's voices by making use of the internet and other channels.
From: China Daily
Millions of children benefiting from nutrition programs
As of the end of last year, about 13.7 million babies in previously impoverished areas in China have benefited from a nationwide program aimed at improving their nutrition, the National Health Commission said on June 27.
The commission initiated the program in 2012 to provide micronutrient sachets for infants and young children aged 6 months to 2 years in impoverished areas. The food supplement package contains essential proteins, vitamins and minerals to counter malnutrition, and its Chinese name, Ying Yang Bao, has been recognized by international organizations.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
China, some 90 countries highlight economic, social and cultural rights at UN session
China on June 27 delivered a joint statement together with over 90 countries at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting the importance of promoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights within the context of addressing inequalities in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delivering the joint statement at the session, Chen Xu, head of the Chinese Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, said that by compounding the existing socio-economic challenges, COVID-19 has enlarged the structural inequalities within and among states, and those in vulnerable and marginalized situations disproportionately bearing the brunt of the negative impacts.
From: Xinhua
China steps up efforts to fight floods, droughts
China is taking steps to eliminate weak links and tackle potential risks in the fight against floods and droughts, a water resources official said on June 28.
Since the start of the flood season on March 17 this year, 15 days earlier than usual, China has seen frequent river flooding due to excessive precipitation, said Yao Wenguang, a disaster prevention official with the Ministry of Water Resources.
From: Xinhua
Chinese police crack 7,880 cases in six-month crackdown on fraud targeting the elderly
Chinese police have cracked more than 7,880 fraud cases with the elderly as the victims in a six-month special operation starting this April, said the Ministry of Public Security on June 28.
More than 17,510 suspects were captured and 1,040 criminal gangs were taken down, said the ministry, noting that the national operation recovered over 8.4 billion yuan (around $1.26 billion) in financial loss for victims.
From: Xinhua
Seminar held on equal access to justice for special groups
A seminar on equal access to justice for special groups was held on June 30 in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province.
A side event of the UN Human Rights Council's 50th session, the seminar was attended by over 90 experts and scholars from home and abroad. Attendees discussed equal rights and judicial protection for groups including women, disabled people and the elderly.
From: Xinhua
Success stories shared from China's legal system improvements
The China Society for Human Rights Studies held a seminar via video link on June 30 about legal protection for marginalized groups, during which it called for closer attention to be given to women, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.
Themed "Mainstreaming Human Rights: Equal Access to Justice for Marginalized Groups", the seminar was a side event at the UN Human Rights Council's 50th session.
From: chinadaily.com.cn
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