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Annual Beijing human rights forum concludes
September 18,2015   By:Xinhua

(Photographer: Jiao Fei)

BEIJING, Sept.18,2015-- The annual Beijing Forum on Human Rights, which focused on peace and development, was wrapped up Thursday.
The two-day event attracted more than 100 officials and human rights experts from more than 30 countries and regions. Their discussions centered on the relationship between the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War and the progress of human rights.
Forum subjects including the lessons drawn from the war. China's contribution to human rights and world peace were also discussed at the event.
The attendees exchanged views through speeches and group discussions. They also paid a visit to the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in Beijing on Thursday.
According to a statement released after the forum, it was widely agreed among the attendees that the event was conducive to drawing lessons from the war and boosting human rights progress in the world as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.
The forum is organized by the China Society for Human Rights Studies, the largest human rights academic group in China, and the China Foundation for Human Rights Development, a major civil group.
The annual event was first held in 2008 and has grown to be a key platform for human rights exchanges among different countries, ethnicities and cultures.