China and EU Hold the 34th Human Rights Dialogue
December 02,2015 By:Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dec.2,2015--On November 30, 2015, the 34th China-EU Human Rights Dialogue was held in Beijing. The dialogue was co-chaired by Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry Li Junhua and Managing Director for Asia-Pacific Department of the European External Action Service Ugo Astuto of the EU, and attended by representatives from Supreme People's Court, the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), State Ethnic Affairs Commission, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Ministry of Environmental Protection, National Health and Family Planning Commission and State Administration of Religious Affairs. Both sides exchanged views on new progress and cooperation in human rights area, human rights and environmental protection, social integration and human rights and other issues, holding that the dialogue was candid, comprehensive and deep and promoted mutual understanding.
During the dialogue, the Chinese side introduced the important significance of the suggestions on the13th Five-Year Plan deliberated and approved by the 5th plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee to the promotion of China's human rights cause, and asked the EU side to fully and objectively look at China's achievements in human rights and conduct human rights exchanges with China on the basis of equality and mutual respect so as to push forward the development of China-EU four major partnerships. The Chinese side also proposed to the EU side issues such as the protection of European refugees and immigrants, xenophobia and religious discrimination in the hope that the EU side can properly make improvement.