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China’s progress in human rights applauded at UN event in Geneva

Geneva, 24 January, 2024 (GNP): At a UN event on Monday, representatives and experts commended China’s significant strides in protecting human rights.

The UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group conducted its fourth review of China’s human rights record, focusing on the theme “Putting Development at the Center of the Agenda: Safeguarding Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.”

Haydar Ali Ahmad, Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations in Geneva, highlighted China’s noteworthy advancements in human rights protection.

He emphasized China’s commitment to prioritizing the welfare of its people, resulting in enduring and effective outcomes through people-centered policies.

Alfred de Zayas, former United Nations independent expert, criticized certain Western media outlets for engaging in an information war.

He pointed out their dissemination of false news, propagation of “false history” and “false laws,” which he believes serve to discredit specific countries, foment conflicts, and hinder international cooperation.

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Addressing double standards in the West’s approach to human rights, Christoph Stückelberger, president of Geneva Agape Foundation, emphasized that human rights and their fundamental principles are intended to serve as a unifying force for humanity.

Liang Xiaohui, chief researcher at the Social Responsibility Office of China National Textile and Apparel Council, commended China’s significant advancements in fulfilling human rights obligations through policy legislation and international economic and trade cooperation.

Gongqiu Zeren from China Ethnic Minorities’ Association for External Exchanges highlighted the preservation of Tibetan language and traditional culture, contributing to economic development in Xizang.

The event was attended by representatives from the permanent missions of Cuba, Belarus, Vietnam, Burundi, Azerbaijan, Dominica, and other countries in Geneva