China issues annual report on human rights progress
October 11,2016 By:Xinhua
BEIJING, Oct.11,2016-- China has issued an annual report on the country's progress in human rights in 2015.
The compiler of the report, China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS), said in a statement on Monday that the report, also known as China's human rights blue paper, includes a general report, 17 special reports on different topics, as well as two research, investigation and case study reports and two appendixes.
It analyzes China's progress in promoting people's right to development through the implementation of the country's five new development concepts. It mentions the national commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, which reflects the country's understanding of the right to peace. The report also shows China's contributions to tackling climate change in order to safeguard people's environmental rights.
Special reports cover the Chinese government's efforts in protecting citizens' rights in the fields of health, environment, legal proceedings and religion, as well as its protection measures for people living in poverty, medical workers and rural teachers. The documents also report China's progress in fighting gender discrimination as well as its work to ensure senior care and protection of minors, in addition to covering China's commitments to UN peacekeeping missions.
The report is the sixth human rights blue paper China has published since 2011, according to the CSHRS.