The Information Office of the State Council today issued a white paper entitled Working for the Well-being of the People: 70 Years of Development in the Cause of Human Rights Cause in New China.
The white paper said that 70 years ago, under the leadership of the CPC, the Chinese people achieved self-emancipation and became masters of their own affairs. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, it is the 70 years for the Chinese nation to rise from standing up, becoming rich, and becoming strong, since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, it has witnessed an increasing respect for and protection of the fundamental rights of the Chinese people; and since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, it is the 70 years in which China has continuously contributed to the development of the human rights cause in the world.
The white paper points out that a happy life for the people is the greatest human right. Since its birth, the Communist Party of China has set as its goal the pursuit of happiness for the people, the rejuvenation of the nation and the development of mankind. Since the founding of New China, especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, guided by Xi Jinping’s thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, China has constantly sum up its experience in that development of human society. In the great practice of building socialism with Chinese characteristics, we have adhered to the principle of universality of human rights in combination with our own reality, followed the people-centered concept of human rights, always regarded the rights to subsistence and development as the primary basic human rights, coordinated the promotion of the rights of all the people, and striven to promote the all-round development of human beings. Both history and reality have proved that China has successfully embarked on a path of human rights development that is in line with its national conditions and has enriched the diversity of human civilizations.
The white paper stresses that under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, the Chinese people are striving to realize the “Two-centenary Goals” and the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. In the years to come, with the realization of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way, with the basic modernization of the country, and with the building of a socialist modern power, the Chinese people will certainly enjoy more extensive and full rights, and the Chinese people will certainly achieve all-round development at a higher level.
The white paper said that in the new historical era, China will uphold the spirit of diversity of civilizations and mutual learning through exchanges of civilizations, work with the international community to promote common development and prosperity of all countries, promote the development of the world human rights cause, and jointly build a community of shared future for mankind.