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April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

Oct. 22, 2013

China has implemented or has been carrying out recommendations received four years ago during the first UN human rights review and has basically fulfilled its commitment, a senior Chinese diplomat said Oct. 22, 2013.

Wu Hailong, head of the Chinese delegation, said in his opening statement at the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on China by the Human Rights Council, that the notion of promoting and safeguarding human rights has long been incorporated into China's Constitution, its national economic and social development plans and the Constitution of the Communist Party of China.

Oct. 24, 2013

Chinese authorities released a guideline on the handling of sex offences against minors on Oct. 24, 2013, promising severe penalties and minimum tolerance following many recent incidents.

Heavier sentences should be handed down for offenses committed by teachers and government personnel tasked with educating and protecting the victims, according to a joint communique by the Supreme People's Court (SPC), the Supreme People's rocuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Justice.

Oct. 25, 2013

The report of the second round of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on China was adopted on Oct. 25, 2013  by the Working Group on the UPR of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

Wu Haitao, deputy head of the Chinese delegation, said in his statement that the Chinese delegation appreciates the spirit of independence, impartiality, transparency and dedication that has been demonstrated in the preparation of the report.

He added that the report is in general an objective and balanced reflection of the review of China by the working group.

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