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Liu Cheng: China key to safeguarding right to peace globally
September 14,2017   By:chinahumanrights.org
September 14, 2017 -- The seminar titled “The Philosophy and Practice of Right to Peace in China”, which was co-sponsored by China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and the Publicity Department of Jiangsu Province and organized by the Party School of Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) and Nanjing University, was held in Nanjing on Monday. Professor Liu Cheng, director of the Institution of Peace Studies, Nanjing University, gave an interview with Chinahumanrights.org after delivering a speech titled “Peace Issues in the Context of Peace Studies” at the seminar.
 
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September 14, 2017 -- Liu Cheng, director of the Institution of Peace Studies, Nanjing University. Photo/Jiao Fei.
 
Chinahumanrights.org: Could you please give us a brief introduction of the contents and features of China’s philosophy of the right to peace.
 
Professor Liu: I think the right to peace involves two aspects: peace and human rights, and in China the right also involves Chinese traditional culture. If you look at the Chinese characters of “peace”, you will find China’s philosophy of right to peace includes people’s right to subsistence, social stability and the right to development. All of the three elements can be found in Chinese traditional culture such as Confucianism and Mohism.