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Wang Chen hails nation's first human rights action plan
Wang Chen, a senior Chinese official on Tuesday hailed the publication of the nation's first human rights action plan as a major step in promoting the cause's all-round development in the country. The National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010), issued by the Information Office of the State Council, or Cabinet, highlighted various human rights that would be promoted and protected in less than two years, from people's right to work, to the rights of detainees and the disabled.
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Significance of national human rights action plan (2009 - 2010)
"It signals that the human rights cause has become a major theme of China's national construction and social development, and has been ushered into a new phase of planned, all-round development," said Wang Chen, minister in charge of the State Council Information Office, which issued the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010) on April 13, 2009. "It will help foster and promote the concept of respecting and safeguarding human rights at various levels of governments, in different sectors and the whole society at large, and ...
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Contents of national human rights action plan of China
The plan defines the Chinese government's goals in promoting and protecting human rights in less than two years, and the specific measures it is taking to this end. The 54-page document is divided into five sections: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Civil and Political Rights; Rights and Interests of Ethnic Minorities, Women, Children, Elderly People and the Disabled; Education in Human Rights; Performing International Human Rights Duties, and Conducting Exchanges and Cooperation in the Field of International Human Rights.
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The most distinctive features of the action plan
Wang said practicability and feasibility constituted the most distinctive features of the action plan. "It is dedicated to improving human rights through solving actual problems concerning the general public's interests," he said. Wang said the plan involved broad participation of more than 80 relevant government departments and non-governmental organizations. "The drafting process has become one of awareness enhancement and responsibility implementation," he said.
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How to implement the national human rights action plan (2009-2010)
Wang urged governments and government departments at all levels to make the action plan part of their responsibilities and proactively implement it, and public institutions, social and non-governmental organizations, press and media agencies, and the general public to give vigorous publicity to this action plan, and expedite its implementation. Wang said the realization of human rights in the broadest sense had been a long-cherished ideal of mankind and also a long-pursued goal of the Chinese government and people.
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Current situation and prospect of human rights in China
Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and the adoption of the reform and opening-up policy at the end of1978 in particular, the Chinese government has made efforts to promote and protect human rights.
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National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010)

 

Wang Chen: China registers historic progress in human rights (Jan. 14, 2009)

 

China publishes national human rights action plan (April 13, 2009)

 

China to issue first human rights action plan early next year (Dec. 30, 2008)

 

China to formulate human rights action plan (Nov. 5, 2008 )

 

China to outline first national action plan to protect human rights (Nov. 4, 2008)

 
 
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