BEIJING, 6 March 2018 – The China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) and UNICEF China announce a new partnership to develop and share research into development approaches that result in improved outcomes for all children in countries relevant to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The partnership, launched in Beijing on 6 March 2018, aims to build knowledge, networks and forums which will support the potential for the BRI to contribute to accelerated delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Children.
To assist South Asia with post disaster response due to the recent flooding and population displacements in the region, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China has partnered with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP), to provide US $12 million to support early recovery efforts in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.
(November 5, A report by Hu Yao, a Xinhua News Agency reporter, Macau). On November 5, the reporter learned from the Macau Red Cross (MRC), that their '4.20' post-disaster reconstruction project in Lushan County of Ya'an City of Sichuan Province has been completed and all put in full operation. The enormous project covered education, health care, transportation, etc., and benefited over 200,000 local residents.
On 23 August 2017, Typhoon Hato swept through southern China, bringing high winds and heavy rainfall to Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi, etc. Authorities in Macau reported that the typhoon killed 10 people and injured 244. In Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, the typhoon caused 11 deaths. One person was reported missing and 741,000 people were affected in total. More than 6,600 houses collapsed, with an economic loss of over RMB 12 billion.
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HANGZHOU, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- East China's Zhejiang Province has reported 148 dengue cases this year, local health authorities said Wednesday.
Among them, 44 were imported cases, up 33.33 percent from the same period in 2016. Most of these patients caught the virus in Asian countries such as Thailand, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, according to Zhejiang Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission.
The remaining 104 cases resulting from local transmission were in the provincial capital Hangzhou. No deaths were reported, the commission said.
21 August 2017 | GENEVA - WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded a 3-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China paving the way for stronger and more strategic WHO-China collaborations. Outcomes of Dr Tedros’ meetings with high-level leadership in the Government of China included a new financial contribution to WHO from China and strengthened commitments to improve the health of billions of people represented in the 60 countries engaged in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Groups such as environmental or health NGOs must disclose details on members, leaders and donations, say draft rules from Ministry of Civil Affairs
BEIJING, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China is proposing a further tightening of regulations on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including demanding that they publicise specific information like funding and membership or face being banned.
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Since 18 July, continuous heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern, central and eastern China triggering floods and landslides. As of 21 July, around 10.5 million people were affected in eight provinces (including Shanxi, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, and Inner Mongolia). An estimated 337,000 people were temporarily relocated due to floods.
NANJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of rescuers and emergency workers have been saving lives and restoring order to counties in east China's Jiangsu Province after a fierce tornado killed 98 people and left 846 injured.
A powerful tornado and hailstorm pummelled through farmland and factories in the Yancheng City of Jiangsu on Thursday afternoon.
By Saturday, a total of 744 people remain hospitalized and 102 people have been discharged after treatment. About 20 of the injured are in critical conditions, local rescue headquarters said.
Between 4 and 12 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of China notified WHO of 2 additional imported cases of yellow fever (YF). To date, a total of 11 laboratory-confirmed YF cases imported from Angola have been reported in China.
Between 18 March and 1 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of China notified WHO of 8 additional imported cases of yellow fever.
On 13 March 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of China notified WHO of an imported case of yellow fever virus infection.
In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the incidence of natural disasters—particularly water-related disasters—are on the rise, resulting in an increased exposure to and vulnerability of the population to disasters.
On 8 Aug Typhoon Soudelor killed six people in Taiwan, Province of China.
On 9 Aug Souledor hit Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces in mainland China.
Typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall early on 11 Jul in Zhujiajian Township in the island city of Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, as a category 1 typhoon before being downgraded to a tropical storm on 12 Jul. Chan-Hom is decreasing intensity as it moves northeast. Some 1.9 million people in nine cities were affected by the storm, including more than 1.1 million evacuated as a precaution. No casualties are reported.
1.1 million people evacuated
HOTAN, Xinjiang, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Rescue and relief work continues following the 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, on Friday morning.
So far, there are three confirmed deaths and 71 injured.
The Xinjiang government has earmarked a 20 million yuan (3.2 million U.S. dollars) disaster relief fund. Those affected by the quake have received 1,500 tents, 2,000 quilts and 2,000 coats.
The IFRC East Asia Regional Office (EARO) supports and builds capacities of National Societies (NSs) in the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. The IFRC supports all five national Red Cross Societies in the region and additionally has long-term planning frameworks specifically for the NSs in China, Mongolia, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
In 2014, China experienced various natural and several man-made disasters such as earthquakes, rainstorms, typhoons and an aircraft accident. Most significantly a 6.5-maginitude earthquake in Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, resulted in 589 deaths, 9 missing and serious social impact. The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), have taken effective measures to respond to these disasters.