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September 02,2022   By:en.humanrights.cn
Better education being provided for China's ethnic groups
 
Specialized cultural and education policies have been implemented according to China's 56 ethnic groups in order to fully protect people's rights to education and to provide firm support for localized development, according to experts attending a recent symposium.
 
The International Symposium on Educational Development and Rights Protection in China's Ethnic Minority Areas was held on July 2 in Beijing and was co-organized by the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the China Society for Human Rights Studies. The symposium was a sideline event of the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
 
From: China Daily
 
China beefs up free blood test to help abducted children, women reunite with families
 
A list of over 5,000 free blood-sampling sites across China was released by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on July 4 amid a national crackdown on the trafficking of women and children.
 
The move is to further facilitate timely blood sampling and testing of relevant people, including rescued children and women, those seeking lost families, suspected abductees and unidentified persons, to help them reunite with their families, said the ministry.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xinjiang residents more satisfied with jobs
 
The way people from all ethnic groups in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region perceive employment has gradually changed from making a basic living to fulfilling their own career ambitions, leading them to become more passionate about their jobs and careers, according to research released on July 4.
 
People's incomes have increased steadily in Xinjiang in recent years after more job opportunities have been created to improve people's well-being, while having a higher income has brought people a sense of security and gain, according to the research conducted by Xinjiang University. Now it's the norm for people to seek better jobs with better pay, it said.
 
From: China Daily
 
China safeguards ethnic minorities' various rights by law: scholars
 
Chinese and foreign scholars at a seminar on July 5 said that China, as a unified multiethnic country, safeguards ethnic minorities' various rights by law and has made important contributions to the development of international human rights cause.
 
The seminar, a side event of the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, was attended by 18 representatives from seven countries.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Improved awareness on health grows life expectancy
 
Life expectancy in China has increased by over 0.6 of a year to 77.93 years as health awareness and access to fitness facilities have been greatly increased in recent years, authorities said on July 5.
 
Mao Qun'an, director of the National Health Commission's department of planning and information, said that China ranks high among upper-middle-income countries in terms of key health indicators.
 
From: CHINA DAILY
 
Experts call for respect for diversity of human rights development
 
The international community should respect the diversity of human rights development, experts said on July 5, as opposed to one single model and criteria.
 
They made the remarks at a side event of the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council entitled Strengthen Global Human Rights Governance, Promote the Common Values of Humanity via video link.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China's high school enrollment up big in last 10 years
 
China's high school gross enrollment rate reached 91.4 percent last year, up 6.4 percentage points since 2012, the Ministry of Education said on July 5.
 
Lyu Yugang, director of the ministry's department of basic education, said provincial regions in central and western areas have achieved higher rates of high school student enrollment, with the highest region realizing a rise of almost 30 percentage points.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Gender equality, child protection promoted
 
China is promoting gender equality and child protection in the field of international investment and trade by reducing poverty and employment prejudices against women and enhancing supervision to prevent illegal child labor.
 
At an online event on the sideline of the 50th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on July 6, Chen Dapeng, vice-president of the China National Textile and Apparel Council, said that promoting gender equality and empowering women are important targets in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which have been stressed by the Chinese leadership many times in recent years.
 
From: China Daily
 
NGOs share views on climate change, sustainable development challenges
 
Representatives from nongovernmental organizations shared their views on coping with climate change and contributing to humanity's sustainable development on July 6.
 
Speaking at a parallel event of the ongoing 50th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, they appealed for civil wisdom in international affairs and global environmental governance.
 
From: CHINA DAILY
 
US finger pointing reflects its own forced labor reality
 
While the United States has been using the "forced labor" excuse to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, it is indeed one of the worst countries for forced labor, said scholars on July 8.
 
Fu Zitang, deputy director of the China Society for Human Rights Studies and president of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, or SWUPL, said the US has taken upon itself as the "international leader" in the fight against forced labor in recent years.
 
"In fact, the United States is one of the worst countries in the world for forced labor, both historically and today," he said. Fu was addressing a seminar on forced labor in the US, which was organized by the Human Rights Institute of the SWUPL in Chongqing.
 
From: China Daily
 
Journalists witness Xinjiang's stability, industry, culture
 
In the old town of Kashgar, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a group of journalists were impressed by the traditional production techniques of clay pottery, mulberry paper, and ethnic musical instruments, as well as modernized restaurants and homestays.
 
The journalists, some of whom come from Taiwan and Hong Kong, completed an eight-day interview tour in Xinjiang on July 10.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese premier stresses importance of workplace safety, prevention of major accidents
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on July 11 urged efforts to ensure production safety and resolutely prevent serious and major accidents to protect people's lives and property.
 
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, gave the instruction to a national video teleconference held by the Work Safety Committee of China's State Council.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Xi stresses community work in Urumqi inspection
 
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said he attaches great importance to the work at the community level during his inspection in the city of Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
 
Xi visited the residential community of Guyuanxiang in the Tianshan district on July 13.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Chinese premier pledges to ease burden of receiving medical treatment
 
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the need to reduce the burden that people face in receiving medical treatment, and to advance medical reforms.
 
Efforts should be accelerated to ensure that high-quality medical resources become more broadly available and are distributed in a more balanced manner, Li said in an instruction to a national teleconference on medical reform held in Beijing on July 14.
 
From: Xinhua
 
China creates over 6.5 million urban jobs in H1
 
China created a total of 6.54 million jobs in its urban areas in the first half of this year (H1), official data showed on July 14.
 
The figure accounted for 59 percent of the country's annual target, while the overall employment situation has remained stable, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
 
From January to June, 850,000 people with difficulty in finding jobs became employed, while 2.5 million unemployed people found new jobs.
 
From: Xinhua
 
New guideline makes personal protection orders easier
 
Frequent insults, slander, threats, stalking or harassing family members will now be identified as domestic violence in line with a new judicial guideline issued by China's top court.
 
Harming family members by freezing or starving them also counts as domestic violence under the guideline, which was released by the Supreme People's Court on July 15.
 
The guideline on handling personal protection orders will take effect on August 1 and seeks to expand the court's ability to issue protective orders.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Judicial system tightened to better protect minors
 
Comprehensive judicial protection for minors is being improved, with some 2,900 people with criminal records and engaged in industries that have close contact with minors removed from their posts since 2020, senior prosecutors said on July 18.
 
Procuratorial organs actively perform their functions of legal supervision and work with other departments to promote the establishment of the comprehensive protection of minors, Tong Jianming, deputy prosecutor-general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, said at a news conference in Beijing.
 
From: China Daily
 
Human rights organization elects new president
 
Padma Choling, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, was elected as the new president of the China Society for Human Rights Studies on July 19 at the first meeting of its fifth national council in Beijing.
 
About 200 members attended the meeting, during which they deliberated and adopted the work report of the society's fourth national council, revised its regulations and elected the members of the fifth national council, standing council and leading bodies.
 
Jiang Jianguo, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee and deputy director of the National Ethnic and Religious Committee under the CPPCC National Committee, was elected as the society's executive vice-president.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Macao SAR gov't firmly opposes biased U.S. report on human trafficking
 
The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on July 20 expressed strong opposition to the reference relating to Macao in the 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report, issued recently by the U.S. Department of State.
 
The Office of the Secretary for Security under the Macao SAR government said such references on Macao in the report had attempted, with "pure conjecture and bias", to deny the continuous efforts made by the Macao SAR government on preventing and combating human trafficking and the good results achieved therefrom.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Sense of security remains strong among Chinese over past decade
 
Over the past decade, a strong sense of security has remained constant among the Chinese people, a Ministry of Public Security official said July 25.
 
Sun Maoli, head of the legal affairs bureau under the MPS, made these remarks at a press conference on the efforts made by public security authorities across the country in advancing the Peaceful China Initiative in the last 10 years.
 
In 2021, the number of eight types of serious criminal cases saw a sharp decrease of 64.4 percent from 2012.
 
From: Xinhua
 
Beijing forum highlights cooperation in global human rights governance
 
Participants at this year's Beijing Forum on Human Rights called for strengthened cooperation in global human rights governance.
 
Themed "Working Together Towards Fairer, More Equitable, Reasonable and Inclusive Global Human Rights Governance," the forum is co-organized by the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and the China Foundation for Human Rights Development (CFHRD) on July 26.
 
About 200 senior officials, researchers and diplomats from nearly 70 countries and international organizations attended the event, the tenth of its kind since 2008.
 
From: CGTN
 
Report: Rural incomes to double by 2035
 
The per capita disposable income of people in rural areas is expected to more than double to reach 42,800 yuan ($6,340) in 2035, and further increase to over 100,000 yuan by 2050, according to a rural development report released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on July 26.
 
The per capita disposable income of rural residents in 2021 was 18,931 yuan. In 2035, the low-income group-the bottom 20 percent of the rural population-is expected to see a 157-percent increase in per capita disposable income compared with last year.
 
From: CHINA DAILY
 
HKSAR government rejects UN's human rights criticisms in the city
 
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on July 27 expressed strong objection and dismay over suggestions made by the United Nations Human Rights Committee about the human rights situation in the HKSAR.
 
In a statement, the SAR government said it strongly opposes what it called unfair and unsubstantiated criticisms from the Committee, which said Hong Kong's national security law should be repealed.
 
From: CGTN
 
Medical sector getting larger and more professional
 
The number of health workers in China grew at an average annual rate of 5 percent between 2016 and 2020, to reach nearly 14 million at the end of last year, the National Health Commission said on July 28.
 
There were about 4.3 million registered physicians and some 5 million registered nurses at the end of 2021, and the doctor-nurse ratio has increased from 1:1.07 to 1:1.15, according to Xu Shuqiang, head of the National Health Commission's Department of Healthcare Reform.
 
From: chinadaily.com.cn
 
Public health legislation strengthened
 
China promptly strengthened legislation and law enforcement to provide solid legal guarantees in the fight against COVID-19 after its initial outbreak, officials said at a news conference on July 28.
 
After the outbreak of COVID-19, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress formulated a work plan to strengthen legal protection for public health and revise the law, and made important progress and good results, said Xu Anbiao, deputy head of the Legislative Affairs Commission of NPC Standing Committee.
 
From: China Daily
 

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