It said there is a need for education and training of stakeholders, the food industry and enforcement agencies, to bring the country in line with international norms.
The report comes in the wake of the country's dairy products scandal, and a day before the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is to review a draft law on food safety.
The report, Advancing Food Safety in China, gives an in-depth analysis of the situation in the country and recommendations for improvement.
It calls for tighter management, inspection, enforcement, monitoring and communication.
The report said China has for many years paid close attention to the safety of food it produces and exports, which has resulted in improvements year by year.
"Food safety systems, however, are a work in progress, no matter what country you are talking about," Jorgen Schlundt, director of the WHO's department of food safety, zoonoses and food-borne diseases, said in Beijing.
"But there are certainly key areas where China can focus on improvements."
Last month, infant formula and other milk products were found to contain the chemical melamine, which causes kidney problems.
The chemical has so far been blamed for the deaths of four infants and sickening more than 54,000 children on the mainland.
"The recent food safety incident is an example of what can go wrong, even within a system that has started to work on improvements," Schlundt said.
"Our recommendations address many of the problems China has already acknowledged."
The UN resident coordinator in China, Khalid Malik, said: "As in other countries, food safety involves a broad range of stakeholders both at home and abroad. Improving the system requires a truly multi-sectoral and multilateral response.
"The UN has broad experience working with China on this topic, and we will continue to offer our support and expertise."
To An Wei, a white-collar migrant worker in Shanghai, China's tax exemption on house purchase and mortgage deposits reduction announced on Wednesday night were a real stimulus for home buying.
"The new policy would not only save me more than 4,400 yuan (644 U.S. dollars) from the tax reduction in purchasing a 90-square-meter flat in Shanghai and make it earlier to obtain a bank loan to pay for the mortgage, but also give me confidence in the stability of the housing market," said the newlywed IT worker.
The Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Taxation and the People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, made the synchronous move on Wednesday to announce a series of new measures to boost the domestic real estate market, which had shown signs of slowing amid the global financial turmoil.
"The policy is concentrated on tax reduction and relaxing restrictions on financial institutes to give loans to private homebuyers," said Nie Meisheng, the Chamber of Real Estate of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce director.
The chamber was one of the advisors prompting the promulgation of the policy.
Nie said the policy, aimed at benefiting home buyers, rather than bailing out property developers, can woo potential purchasers' confidence.
The Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday to exempt the stamp tax on property purchase and the value-added tax of land on property sales, starting from Nov. 1, to boost the slowing real estate sector.
The central bank announced to lower the threshold of the down payment for those making their first home purchase for self use from 30 percent to 20 percent. This would start as of Monday.
According to the financial website caijing.com.cn more measures to benefit the sector are on the table of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
The report said the housing authority was likely to give more stimulus to the trade of second-hand houses to further revitalize the property sector.
Shanghai disclosed its regional housing policy immediately after the national policy was announced. The city government made bolder encouragements in the policy adjustment, especially in the trading of second-hand houses.
"With the new policy, I could save 90,000 yuan in taxation from selling a 60-square meter flat that I bought in 2006," said Shanghai resident Zhuang Xiaowei, intently reading over Thursday's local newspaper reports on the housing policy.
He said the city had taxed second-hand house transactions heavily over the past few years, which he fully understood was "an effort to rein in the over-heated property market."
The National Bureau of Statistics reported property prices in major cities increased 3.5 percent in September from a year ago, the slowest pace in more than three years. Meanwhile, people's enthusiasm to buy tumbled to its lowest point in a decade.
The shrinking household consumption reflected a general trend of global economic slowdown, said Yi Bocheng, a professor at the Shanghai-based Fudan University.
He said the government's policy stimulation would help set free potential consumption tendency.
A recent survey of 4,807 Beijing college undergraduates suggested 57.6 percent were potential home buyers in the next five years. About half said they would choose a house of 70 to 90 square meters.
Of the total, 63.8 billion yuan went to projects targeted at low-income earners, up 19.9 percent.
Around 2.404 billion square meters of housing were being built between January and September, up 20.3 percent. Property enterprises developed 179 million sq m of land for real estate development nationwide, down 1.6 percent.
By the end of September, unoccupied commercial properties totaled 130 million sq m nationwide, up 10.2 percent, the bureau added.
A spokesman of the Chinese embassy told Xinhua that the nine workers belonging to the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) were kidnapped by unknown militants at the Southern Kordofan State.
Until now no armed group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
The Chinese embassy has started an emergency mechanism and held intensive contacts and consultations with the Sudanese authorities for an early release of the Chinese workers, according to the spokesman.
The guidance was made in a document approved by the committee on Oct. 12 at a plenary session.
It said the country should promote innovation in rural financial system and lower the threshold for establishing rural financial institutions.
The committee also urged the establishment of a sound and safe rural financial system with the integration of commercial, cooperative and policy-based finance.
Financing channels should be widened to steer more credit and social investment funds for rural development, according to the document.
The decision called upon various financial institutions to better support rural economic growth.
Agricultural development banks should work to expand their agriculture-supporting businesses and offer more policy-based financial assistance to long-term loans for agricultural development and ongoing infrastructure construction in rural areas.
Postal saving banks should develop more business in favor of rural development. Banks in rural areas should lend new deposits mainly to local farmers, said the document.
More new-type rural financial institutions should be set up. Small loans should be promoted and more financial services tailored to rural needs and conditions should be encouraged.
China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), the industry watchdog, said on Oct. 9 the country would have more than 100 new-type rural financial institutions operational by year end. Through August, there were 61 such institutions.
Small loans stood at 100,000 yuan (14,632 U.S. dollars) to 300,000 yuan for farmers in developed rural areas, and 10,000 to 50,000 yuan for those in less developed countryside.
The combined balance of deposits in these financial institutions stood at 2.831 billion yuan through August and the combined balance of loans reached 1.917 billion yuan, CBRC figures showed.
The country's central bank decided on Oct. 15 to trial the provision of more small sum credit loans and group guarantee loans to farmers in nine provinces, including eastern Anhui, central Hubei and others.
The CPC decision also allows farmer cooperatives to develop credit cooperation to push forward the rural credit system.
A market operating rural credit guarantee mechanism with government support and public participation should also be set up. Rural insurance and agricultural futures market should be enhanced, according to the document.
The Decision on Major Issues Concerning the Advancement of Rural Reform and Development was approved by the CPC Central Committee on Oct. 12 at a plenary session.
According to the full text of the document, authorities should accelerate the construction of an effective grain security system with steady supplies and ample reserve.
It said efforts must be made to protect the country's farmland, and raise the per unit grain yield to improve grain production, which was the top priority of the agricultural modernization.
It urged local authorities to set up respective goals in grain production and reserve development, and in intensify supporting policies for agricultural production.
Favorable policies concerning agricultural production, including larger financial grants and other kinds of support toward agricultural projects, will be made in major grain producing regions to increase farmers income and mobilize their enthusiasm toward grain production.
In regions that barely make ends meet between grain production and consumption or those which still depend on grain imports from other parts of the country, authorities must make sure the farmland doesn't decrease in future and their self-provision rates of grain doesn't drop further.
An open market with fluent grain circulation must be maintained, and the grain risk fund policies perfected, the paper said.
It also said authorities must raise public awareness in grain saving, and strengthen international cooperation in grain production to help improve the world food security.
China's grain output is expected to reach 510 million tons this year, a net increase of more than 10 million tons over 2007, an official with the State Administration of Grain named Yang Weilu told Xinhua last month.
According to a long-term plan approved in July by the State Council, China's Cabinet, the country would be 95 percent self-sufficient in grain over the next 12 years.
The plan also aims to ensure grain output stays above 500 billion kg until 2010, and reaches 540 billion kg by 2020.
Beijing's former vice mayor Liu Zhihua was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes, local media reported Sunday, citing a Saturday court ruling.
Liu, 59, was charged with taking bribes of about 6.97 million yuan (1.02 million U.S. dollars) when he was vice mayor of Beijing and director of the management committee of Zhongguancun Science Park from 1999 to 2006, according to Hengshui Intermediate People's Court in neighboring Hebei Province.
The court said the bribes were pocketed by Liu and his mistress Wang Jianrui. Liu abused his power to get contract projects, loans and offer promotions for others in exchange for profits.
Liu's lawyer Mo Shaoping said Liu did not decide whether to appeal or not.
Liu was removed from the post of Beijing vice mayor in June 2006 and expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) six months later.
He had been head of the Beijing labor bureau, secretary of the CPC Committee of Xicheng District in Beijing and secretary general of Beijing municipal government. In 1999, he was elected vice mayor of the capital, a job that oversaw construction, real estate, sports and traffic projects around the city.
It should be a top priority to maintain grain production when the country develops modern agriculture, said Jia, chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, when the third meeting of the CPPCC National Committee's Standing Committee concluded here.
"China should stick to the most strict system to protect farming land."
During the four-day meeting, senior political advisors reviewed the decision on rural development and reform made at the third Plenary Session of the 17th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
They exchanged views and presented valuable ideas on rural reform, said a statement issued after the meeting.
"We should realize new situations and problems China faces in rural economic and social development, as well as urgency and responsibility to push forward rural reform," Jia said.
The CPPCC would work on proposals on system building, agriculture and public service development in rural areas.
He also asked political advisors to watch and study the global financial turmoil's impact on the domestic economy and contribute their talent to the administration.
October 11, 22 am, Nangang District, Harbin, 84 West St., the big candy bars in front of the occurrence of vicious cases of fatal injury, resulting in 22-year-old Lin Songling victims died on the spot.
The night of the incident, the vice mayor of Harbin, the city Public Security Bureau, Wang Xu and Harbin Municipal Public Security Bureau about the leadership of the command arrived at the scene detection. Heilongjiang Provincial Public Security Department received a report that, by the men, led by Sun Bang, deputy director of ministries and agencies of the criminal police corps, the corps inspectors to the Council's guidance solve the case.
At present, the Harbin Municipal Public Security Bureau in the detachment of the criminal investigation, criminal detachment of the technology, Nangang sub-inspector and detachment, and other relevant units to work together, after 12 hours of work, has been involved in the case of the 6 suspects arrested all, and other 5 summoned the parties to the public security organs.
It is reported that the case summary of the case are as follows: October 11, 22 am, suspect the new Qi (male, 30 years old, Kazakhstan Railway Public Security Bureau directly under the Office of the Public Order Police Battalion of the deputy group chief) hosted a banquet in the Chinese People's Public Security University-the-job Li Feng training students (male, 28 years old, Zhaodong City Public Security Bureau police) and at the same time the students have been invited Li Xinyu (male, 30 years old, the Public Security Bureau Hashi anti-drug police detachment), Jin-Gang Wang (male, 31 years old, the Public Security Bureau, Hong Hashi Square Branch police), Luan Ao (male, 31 years old, Hashi Public Security Bureau police, traffic police detachment) and Liu Li male colleagues (male, 31 years old, Kazakhstan Railway Public Security Bureau police command center) to participate.
After dinner, Liu Li in the men's proposal, the 6 two separate cars to the Nangang District, 84 West St., Grand candy bars to continue drinking. Li Xinyu as a result of a bar in front of the car too fast, and standing in front of the Linsong Ling Yeung Sum, light trucks, Pershing and others altercation took place, after the two sides Sida, caused the death of Lin Songling, the two sides more per capita were injured to varying degrees.
Harbin Nangang Branch of the Public Security Bureau received the case after case in accordance with the jurisdiction of the Railway Public Security Bureau for the transfer of Kazakhstan, after the families of the victims in accordance with the strong demand of the Heilongjiang Provincial Public Security Department designated the case by the public security authorities in Harbin to host Kazakhstan iron fully cooperate with public security organs. Harbin Public Security Bureau has set up quickly, "10.11" task force, to investigate the case. At present, the 6 suspects have been detained and the case is continuing in the trial.
Harbin Public Security Bureau of the Party attaches great importance to the case, ordered the task force handling the case must be serious and committed to the community, will be fact-based, to laws, strictly enforce the law, the case impartially, regardless of who is involved in the case, Will never tolerate, in the end be investigated.
Yesterday, former Beijing Vice Mayor Liu Zhihua City Intermediate People's Court in Hengshui in Hebei Province to accept the verdicts. The court found that Liu alone or with his mistress Wang Rui common bribery nearly 700 million yuan, Liu Zhihua was sentenced for taking bribes to death sentence with two years reprieve. After the court ruling, Liu Zhihua is not clear whether an appeal.
It is reported that yesterday's verdict in 8:30 around about the end of half an hour. Prior to the October 14, Liu Zhihua's Court in Hengshui trial.
The court found that from 1999 to 2006, served as the use of Liu Zhihua, vice mayor of Beijing, Zhongguancun Science and Technology Parks, director of management functions such as the convenience of others to seek replacement of assets, land development, promotions, bank loans and so on The interest alone or together with his mistress Wang Rui (a separate deal), obtained illegally or receiving financial products in Beijing Co., Ltd., and other 10 units and personal effects equivalent to a total of 6,965,900 yuan.
According to Liu Zhihua's defense lawyer Mo Shaoping, the court finds the prosecution and the content of these allegations fully, defense lawyers put forward the views of the defense is basically not accepted. Lawyer Mo Shaoping said Liu Zhihua is not clear whether the court of appeal, said defense counsel and to discuss the decision again. 9:30 last night, reporters before the deadline, a lawyer Mo told reporters that the defense lawyers and family members of Liu Zhihua has not yet decided whether to appeal.
Chinese documents of the CPC Central Committee put forward a variety of forms to allow farmers the right to transfer the land contract
BEIJING, Oct. 19 Xinhua China's official media today authorized the full text "of the CPC Central Committee on rural reform, development and a number of major decisions." The paper by the Third Plenary Session of the CPC through 17. The paper points out that in accordance with the law in accordance with the principle of voluntary payment to allow farmers to sub, lease, swap, transfer of shares in circulation in the form of cooperation, the land contract operation rights to develop various forms of moderate scale operation.
Referred to the document, areas where conditions permit may develop major professional and family farms, farmers cooperatives, and other professional main-scale operation. Land Contact, shall not change the nature of collective ownership of land, land use change can not and must not harm the land contract rights and interests of farmers.
Xinhua Beijing on October 18 (Reporter ZHOU Ting-Yu, Xu Jun) 18 reporters from the State Food and Drug Authority was informed that the pharmaceutical factory in Heilongjiang Province Wandashan 17 based on the "management of drugs called" relevant provisions of the initiative to recall their All specifications and product lot number of injections.
In order to eliminate drug safety to ensure that drug safety, the Ministry of Health and State Food and Drug Authority also jointly issued a circular calling for an immediate moratorium on the sale of various parts of the use of Heilongjiang Province for Wandashan marked Pharmaceutical (Heilongjiang Wandashan Pharmaceutical Company Limited Company) of all injections, to do a good job with the work of drug recall. At the same time, all over the Food and Drug administration to supervise the recall enterprises, and pay close attention to the injection of adverse drug reactions.
Oct. 6 this year, the State Food and Drug Administration in Yunnan Province received a report of the Food and Drug Administration, the Yunnan Honghe Prefecture 6 patients with the use of the mark for Wandashan pharmaceutical factory in Heilongjiang Province produced two groups of "Ciwujia injection Solution, "serious adverse reactions, of whom 3 died.
"Ciwujia injection of" serious adverse events occurred, the Ministry of Health and State Food and Drug Administration has asked to suspend sales of pharmaceutical production and use of Wandashan "Ciwujia injection." State Food and Drug Administration, which had been ordered to recall pharmaceutical factory in Heilongjiang Province, has Wandashan listing all the specifications and the lot number "Ciwujia injection."
State Food and Drug Administration said the investigation is still underway.
According to reporters from Xinhua News Agency reported that a comprehensive Laiyang in Shandong Yantai City and the North Sea Food Co., Ltd. held on the 16th to meet reporters at the meeting was informed that the North Sea Food Co., Ltd. Yantai current moratorium on the export of Japanese products, the local public security authorities in the investigation.
October 15, Laiyang City received a Taiwan-Japan territorial joint venture in Yantai North Sea
Report of the Food Co., Ltd., the company Japan's exports of frozen green concanavalin sales in Japan after the female lead to a consumer does not eat after the accident situation. In this regard, Shandong Province, the municipal government attaches great importance to and immediately start to deal with emergencies related initiatives.
According to Japanese media, on October 12, a female Japanese consumers to buy Yantai North Sea Food Co., Ltd. Japan's exports of frozen green Con, felt sick after eating, after testing the Japanese side, the consumption of beans contain the highest 6900PPM the residue of dichlorvos, Is the standard value of 34,500 times that of other beans Kaifeng not detected dichlorvos.
It is learned that the North Sea Food Co., Ltd. Yantai has been suspended exports of Japanese products to meet all testing to investigate. Inspection and quarantine departments of enterprises in Japan unforeseen circumstances remain the same batch of products according to the kind of legal procedure were tested, the results of dichlorvos was found pesticide residues.
According to Mu Xin, vice mayor of the city of Laiyang, currently, the local public security departments are coordinated with relevant departments to carry out preliminary investigations.
The same batch of products like to stay
Not detected pesticide residues
According to the Laiyang city government officials, at 8 o'clock on the 15th of information received, the local government held an emergency meeting of the topic, set up a special leading group for investigation, Shandong Exit Inspection and Quarantine and General Administration of Quality Supervision relevant personnel have arrived in enterprises, local At present, the Government is making every effort to assist the relevant departments to investigate.
16 reporters from the city of Laiyang in Shandong Province and the entry and exit inspection and quarantine departments interview was informed by the testing, unexpected situation in Japan, China's Qing concanavalin like to stay with the batch was not found pesticide residues.
It is understood that this time the Japanese consumer does not feel that this batch of products from raw materials to export has been carried out for the inspection and quarantine departments, exporters, importers, Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare pesticide tests were not detected the problem. Company official said that the batch number of products in the cultivation of raw materials, not used by the detection of organophosphorus pesticides, factories and bases have never had this type of purchase and use of pesticides.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
China's green food concanavalin
Japan's consumer illness
To express my sincere condolences
16, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that China's food exports to China Green Food concanavalin body of a sick Japanese consumers to express my sincere condolences and hope that she will have a speedy recovery.
Qin Gang said, we have a preliminary investigation to the Japanese side had informed the Japanese side should also request the Japanese Embassy officials in Yantai, Shandong 16, rushed to the understanding of the situation.
According to the Japanese side to the Chinese side relevant information provided by the Japanese side about in this agencies only provide consumers with a bag of the product were found residue of dichlorvos, in the same batches of the same product, also did not find the same pesticide residues.
Qin pointed out that he also noted that the Japanese authorities, the police and the media in recent days is widely acknowledged that the product in the production process contaminated the possibility of relatively small, it may not be together with food safety accidents, are more likely to be man-made Poisoning. Japanese police have been on file for investigation.
Qin Gang said that in dealing with such incidents, the Chinese government and the Japanese side is willing to maintain close communication and cooperation at an early date to identify truth of the matter.
North Sea Food Co., Ltd. was founded in 1990, the Department of Taiwan-Japan joint venture, are to Taiwan for the distribution of the ratio of investment to 80 percent, Japan 20%, mainly engaged in processing of frozen vegetables, 85% of the products exported to the Japanese market