Jan. 2011
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Jan. 10, 2011

China's ruling Communist Party vowed to clamp down harder on official corruption, particularly power-money trading, in its strengthened bid to build up much cleaner and fairer governance in the country.

Party chief and China's President Hu Jintao told a national anti-graft conference in Beijing on Jan. 10, 2011 that the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Central Government would wage the campaign against corruption with even greater determination and more forceful measures as "the situation remains grave".

Jan. 13 to 14, 2011

From Jan. 13 to 14, 2011, the 19th China-UK Human Rights Dialogue was held in London. The dialogue was co-moderated by Qi Xiaoxia, Special Representative for Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and Peter Wilson, Director of the Asia Pacific Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom. It was attended by officials from the foreign affairs, public security, judicial, ethnic affairs and other related departments. FCO Minister of State Jeremy Browne met with the Chinese delegation. The two sides briefed each other in this round of talks on the latest progress in the field of human rights and exchanged views on the role of police in criminal trial, education and languages of minority groups, international cooperation in human rights and other issues of common concern. Both sides made positive comments on China-UK relations and the importance of human rights dialogue. Both sides considered this round of dialogue frank, thorough, and constructive. Both sides also expressed the willingness to continue the dialogue and exchanges in the field of human rights on the basis of equality and mutual respect. During the dialogue, the Chinese delegation visited the education, police and other agencies in Wales.

Jan. 19, 2011

Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Jan. 19, 2011 that China is always committed to protection and promotion of human rights.

Addressing a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama, Hu said China has made enormous progress in human rights recognized widely in the world.

"China recognizes and respects the universality of human rights. And at the same time, we do believe that we also need to take into account the different national circumstances when it comes to the universal value of human rights," Hu said.

Noting that China is a developing country with a huge population and in a crucial stage of reform, Hu said China faces many challenges in economic and social development, and a lot still needs to be done in China in terms of human rights.


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