China Issues White Paper on Human Rights

World Today

The Chinese government on Monday released a white paper detailing the progress made in human rights in 2013, highlighting enhanced social fairness, justice and freedom of speech.

“China’s progress in its human rights undertaking is there for everybody to see, and every unbiased and reasonable observer can draw a fair conclusion,” said the white paper, published by the State Council Information Office under the title “Progress in China’s Human Rights in 2013.”

The white paper, elaborating the government’s achievements in improving people’s right to development, said “China’s development provides all Chinese people with the opportunities to develop themselves, serve society, make successes in their life and realize their dreams.”

Aiming at promoting social fairness, justice and the people’s well-being, the Chinese government comprehensively deepened the reform, promoted various undertakings in the economic, social and cultural fields, and safeguarded the people’s rights to equal participation and development in 2013, the report said.