China issues human rights action plan for 2021-2025 period
Updated 20:01, 09-Sep-2021

China on Thursday published its latest human rights action plan, setting the objectives and tasks of respecting, protecting and promoting human rights in the 2021-2025 period.

Titled "Human Rights Action Plan of China (2021-2025)," the document was released by the State Council Information Office.

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The action plan lists a range of targets for the 2021-2025 period, including economic, social and cultural rights, civil and political rights, education and environment rights, and minority group rights.

It reiterates that the Chinese government will hold fast to its people-centered approach and exert itself to meet the people's growing expectations for human rights protection.


The government will protect the people's economic, social and cultural rights to meet their expectations for a better life and create more favorable economic, social and cultural conditions to achieve this goal, read the plan. 

Efforts will also be made to safeguard the civil and political rights and promote effective participation in social affairs, thus laying a sound democratic and legal foundation for well-rounded development of the people, the plan said. 

China will cherish clear waters and green mountains as invaluable assets, the plan said, adding that the country will continue to respect, work with and protect mother nature, and promote the harmonious coexistence of humanity and nature. 

The plan said that China will reinforce equal protection of the rights and interests of particular groups and provide them with extra assistance so that all the people have equal share in the fruits of development and provide policy support for the well-rounded development of all. 

It added that the country will conduct extensive research, education and training, and build awareness in this field to create a social atmosphere of respecting and protecting human rights. 

China will participate in global human rights governance, the plan said. China will engage itself in all work relating to the UN human rights mechanisms, propel the international community to establish a more just, fair, reasonable and inclusive governance system, and work together to build a global community of shared future, it added.  

A decade achievements 

Over the past decade, China has formulated and implemented three action plans on human rights. During this period, the Chinese people have prospered, their rights have been better protected, the policies and legal measures protecting the rights of particular groups have improved, and the legal safeguards for human rights have been strengthened, said the action.

China has also fully participated in global human rights governance, making major contributions to the international cause of human rights, it added.

The country will continue to promote the free, well-rounded and common development of all individuals as the general goal. It will guarantee the principal position of the people and ensure that development is for the people, relies on the people and its benefits are shared by the people, it said. 

(With input from Xinhua)

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