Successful domestic solutions give great confidence to China in global human rights governance: FM
Published: Sep 14, 2021 10:35 PM
Villagers harvest lilies in Bijie, Southwest China's Guizhou Province. Photo: VCG

Villagers harvest lilies in Bijie, Southwest China's Guizhou Province. Photo: VCG

China's greatest confidence relies on how it properly runs its own affairs while engaging in global human rights governance, a Foreign Ministry official said on Monday at a press briefing on China's new goals and commitments to promote human rights at home and abroad.

China published on Thursday the latest human rights action plan for the period from 2021 to 2025, setting the objectives and tasks of respecting, protecting and promoting human rights. Titled "Human Rights Action Plan of China (2021-2025)," the document was released by the State Council Information Office.

"Managing its own affairs well is the biggest confidence for China to participate in global human rights governance," Li Xiaomei, the ministry's special representative for human rights affairs, said on Tuesday at the press conference. 

China completed the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and resolved the issue of absolute poverty. This is the largest human rights project with the best practices in the world. It is an important milestone in the development of human rights in the world, said Li.

China's achievement enhances the diversity of human rights and offers its wisdom and solutions to human rights problems, said Li.

Li specified two things China can be particularly proud of this year. First, achieving poverty reduction targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a decade ahead of schedule. Second, China's successful fight against COVID-19 has set an example to the world in the protection of human rights.

Going forward, China will continue to strengthen human rights exchanges and cooperation with other parties, jointly promote the sound development of international human rights cause and build a community with a shared future for mankind.

China has formulated and implemented three action plans on human rights since 2009. During this period, the Chinese people have prospered, their rights have been better protected, the policies and legal measures protecting the rights of particular groups have improved and the legal safeguards for human rights have been strengthened, according to the action plan.

China will protect the people's economic, social and cultural rights to meet their expectations for a better life and create more favorable economic, social and cultural conditions to achieve this goal, read the plan.

It also highlighted that efforts will also be made to safeguard the civil and political rights and promote effective participation in social affairs, thus laying a sound democratic and legal foundation for a comprehensive development of the people.

China will participate in global human rights governance, the plan said, and will engage in all work related to the UN human rights mechanisms, propel the international community to establish a more just, fair, reasonable and inclusive governance system, and work together to build a global community of shared future, the report noted.

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