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China fulfills obligations to int'l human rights conventions: report

Editor: Chen Yue 丨Xinhua

06-14-2016 11:23 BJT

Full coverage: China 2012-2015 Human Rights Progress Review

BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) -- From 2012 to 2015, China continued to earnestly fulfill its obligations to the international human rights conventions to which it has acceded and conducted international exchanges and cooperation in the field of human rights, said a government report issued on Tuesday.

China also enhanced the healthy development of the international human rights cause during the period, according to the Assessment Report on the Implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2012-2015) issued by the State Council Information Office.

In October 2013, China smoothly underwent the second-round Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held by the UN Human Rights Council, giving a detailed account of developments in China's human rights situation, the challenges it faced and the goals it had set, it said.

China seriously studied the proposals put forward by all the other countries. With an open and serious attitude, it actively responded and adopted a total of 204 proposals, accounting for 81 percent of all suggestions, for which China was praised highly highly of by all parties.

In March 2014, the UN Human Rights Council approved the UPR report on China, according to the report.

China attended a series of multilateral meetings on human rights issues including the 67th to 70th meetings of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, the 20th to 30th meetings of the UN Human Rights Council, and the annual and follow-up sessions of the UN Committee of Non-government Organizations, actively proclaiming its stance and policies on human rights, its opposition to the combining of human rights with politics and double standards, and speaking out boldly to uphold justice for developing countries.

China enhanced the UN Human Rights Council Special Procedures to give an equal stress to economic, social and cultural rights, as well as civil and political rights, and carried out work in a fair, objective and non-selective manner, it said.

In November 2013, China was elected by a handsome majority as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the period from 2014 to 2016. In April 2014, China was successfully re-elected as a member of the UN committee of Non-government Organizations, according to the report.

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