Deputy Head of China's Publicity Department Speeks at Symposium on Development of Human Rights


Cui Yuying, deputy director of the State Council Information Office, remarked China is an active advocate and an important promotor of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development. She made the comments at a symposium on new development idea of China's human rights protection on May 7.  


The symposium was held in Wuhan University in central province Hubei to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the United Nation's Declaration on the Right to Development.


More than 60 experts and scholars from universities and research institutes all over the country attended the seminar held by China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS).


The attendees said survival and development are the basic human rights and China has made remarkable progress in implementing and realizing the development right particularly in the past more than three decades after the nation initiated reform and the opening-up drive.


CSHRS President Luo Haocai said the Chinese government has long been giving priority to the survival and development rights and the people's material and cultural standards of living have been substantially improved and their various rights have been guaranteed.


Luo went on that the new development concepts -- innovation, coordination, green, opening-up and sharing -- will help better realize the survival and development rights in the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).


Professor Li Long from Wuhan University said China has made progress in protecting human rights in both the political and social fields.


Professor Li Erping from Kunming University of Science and Technology said China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will make great contribution to the development right of the world as China forms a community of common destiny and shares opportunities of development with related countries.


Source: The State Council Information Office