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Liu Huawen: China leads international human rights governance
June 14,2017   By:chinahumanrights.org

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June 14, 2017 -- Liu Huawen, executive director and researcher of the Research Center for Human Rights, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, delivers a speech. Photo: Jiao Fei/ chinahumanrights.org

June 14, 2017 -- The Seminar on Building a Community of Shared Future for Mankind and Global Human Rights Governance was held in Nankai University, Tianjin on June 8th. It was co-sponsored by China Society for Human Rights Studies and the Publicity Department of Tianjin and organized by Nankai University. During the seminar, Liu Huawen, executive director and researcher of the Research Center for Human Rights, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences put forward that the socialism human rights theory with Chinese characteristics has achieved great breakthroughs. China has demonstrated its determination to promote the sound development of human rights cause both home and abroad and have a say in global human rights governance. Professor Liu accepted the interview of chinahumanrights.org.

chinahumanrights.org: what are the opportunities and challenges faced by global human rights cause under today’s international situation?

Professor Liu: stepping into the 21st century, both of peace and development have been achieved and the advance in science and technology including the application of Internet and telecommunication has created favorable conditions for improving people’s living standard. But at the same time, the regional armed conflicts and wars break out frequently. Many new challenges such as refugee problems faced by Europe and regional issues faced by some African and Latin American countries when on their way to modernization arise with the old ones unsolved. The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on February 27th that today’s international situation is more unpredictable. So the development of human rights cause is quite remarkable. Generally, opportunities and challenges are co-existing.