China’s progress in safeguarding human rights has been praised by experts at an event titled “Human Rights and Chinese Modernization” held in Geneva. Peter Hediger, a Swiss sinologist, historian and international security policy expert, remarked that China’s accomplishments in this area are noteworthy and a source of pride for its citizens.
Zhu Hongli, deputy secretary general of The China Society for Human Rights Studies, emphasized that respect for and protection of human rights are integral aspects of modernization. China has remained committed to modernization and has made progress in promoting human rights.
Dai Ruijun, senior fellow of Institute of International Law of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, highlighted the measures taken by China’s legislative, executive and judicial organs to strengthen the judicial protection of women’s rights. The comprehensive revision of the Law on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests in 2022 added a new chapter on “remedial measures” and established new systems to address the lack of effectiveness of rights remedies.
Remina Xiaokaiti, an associate professor of Xinjiang University, spoke about the significant advancement of human rights in Xinjiang as part of China’s modernization efforts. The economic and social progress in the region has improved the living standards and sense of fulfillment, happiness, and security among all ethnic groups. The rights to employment and education for all ethnic groups have been effectively safeguarded.
Xiao Wu, an associate professor from Southwest University of Political Science and Law, discussed China’s efforts to enhance its governance of Xizang in accordance with legal principles. This has established a strong basis for the rule of law, ensuring the long-term stability and high-quality development of Xizang.
Suolangzhuoma, an assistant researcher of China Tibetology Research Center, highlighted the collective efforts of policy support, financial investment, education and training initiatives, and international exchanges, as well as the active engagement of local residents and relevant institutions. These efforts have propelled the development of Xizang’s cultural traditions and played a crucial role in preserving its distinctive cultural heritage, ensuring its continued inheritance, and facilitating its ongoing advancement.
China’s efforts to safeguard human rights have been recognized by experts and have resulted in notable progress in various areas, including the protection of women’s rights, the advancement of human rights in Xinjiang and Xizang, and the preservation of cultural heritage.