US expert: China is making progress in human rights protection
December 09,2015 By:chinahumanrights.org
|Dec.9,2015--“China has made great progress in protecting political rights and other human rights. In the long run, China is making progress in its human rights cause,” Stephen A. Orlins, President of the National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) said to CRI Online when he attended the Sixth Sino-American Dialogue on the Rule of Law and Human Rights .
The Sixth Sino-American Dialogue on the Rule of Law and Human Rights was held in Beijing on December 7 and 8, 2015. The theme of the dialogue is “building a country based on rule of law and promoting human rights protection”.
More than 40 law and human rights experts from China and the US attended the Dialogue and held extensive talks on human rights protection.
“A law system contains its protection of human rights when it is built. Law and human rights are interdependent,” said President Orlins.
Ci Aimin, Vice Present of the China Foundation for Human Rights Development (CFHRD) said the dialogue will promote human rights exchanges and strengthen mutual understandings.
“The two sides have exchanged views on human rights protection by law and other legal issues of common concern. We should be aware of the differences in legal systems between the two countries. We may hold different views when it comes to human rights. This Dialogue will help clear up misunderstandings and reach broad consensuses,” said Ci.
The Dialogue was jointly organized by the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS), the CFHRD, and the NCUSCR.
The Sino-American Dialogue is an important platform for human rights exchanges between NGOs from both countries. The annual dialogue was first held in 2009.
By: Qu Yungui Liu Qiang