2019.10.26 22:17 GMT+8

Chinese experts discuss human rights in Xinjiang, HK and Tibet at UN

Updated 2019.10.26 22:24 GMT+8

The Chinese Mission to the UN and the China Society for Human Rights Studies Friday discussed the human rights situation across China, including Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tibet Autonomous Region and Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region at a forum at UN headquarters in New York.

The participants hailed the de-radicalization efforts in Xinjiang and the establishment of occupational training centers as effective ways for eradicating terrorism and protecting human rights.

"Xinjiang has been seeking effective ways to achieve de-radicalization and fight terrorism since the 1990s. It has also sought international cooperation in this effort," said the Director of China Society for Human Rights Studies Xu Jianying.

Xu stressed that anti-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts concern Xinjiang people's basic rights, such as rights to exist and develop.

Xu added those efforts are wise and effective in curbing terrorism, stopping the spread of religious extremism, and safeguarding people's safety and happy life.

"Human rights protection needs the implementation of relative laws and regulations. Since 2004, respecting the protection of human rights has been included in the Constitution," said Zuliyati Simayi, professor of Xinjiang University.

"This has ensured the development of human rights in China. Chinese laws also protect and guarantee the rights of women, the elderly, minors and people with disabilities from all ethnicities," noted the professor.

As for the Hong Kong situation, Chen Xinxin, a research fellow at the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the central government has acted according to the Constitution, the Basic Law and the principle of "One Country, Two Systems," which has won praise and support from Chinese people including Hong Kong residents as well as the international community.

Chen added sticking to the "One Country, Two Systems" principle and the rule of law is the best choice to guarantee the rights of relevant parties.

At the forum, a research fellow from the China Tibetology Research Center also presented the development and achievements of human rights in Tibet with sufficient data. 

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