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Scholars: China makes progress in human rights protection
December 22,2017   By:China.org.cn
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Dec. 22, 2017 -- The "Seminar on Development of China's Human Rights Undertaking in the New Era" was held in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province, on Dec. 19, 2017. [Photo by Wu Jin / China.org.cn]
 
Dec. 22, 2017 -- China has made much headway in human rights protection and will continue to make contributions to humanity's development with its wisdom and solutions, scholars noted during a human rights seminar held in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province, on Dec. 19, 2017.
 
China will perform even better in regard to human rights protection, improving the livelihoods, and guaranteeing the political rights of its people, according to some experts. 
 
The one-day "Seminar on Development of China's Human Rights Undertaking in the New Era" was co-hosted by the China Society for Human Rights Studies and the Publicity Department of Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and organized by the Human Rights Research Institute of Guangzhou University. It offered a unique opportunity for domestic scholars to reveal their visions and views.
 
Xia Changyong, deputy director of the Department of Policies, Laws and Regulations of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, said: "The Chinese government has always attached great importance to the country's human rights development and given top priority to people's rights to subsistence and development."
 
According to General Secretary Xi Jinping's report at the 19th CPC National Congress, the country, having lifted more than 60 million people out of poverty during the past five years with the poverty head count ratio falling from 10.2 percent to less than 4 percent, is expected to eradicate poverty by 2020.
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