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Photos mark human rights progress
March 11,2019   By:China Daily Global
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March 11, 2019 -- A visitor at the UN Office at Geneva on March 4 views the photos of an exhibition on human rights development and progress in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [SHI JIANGUO/XINHUA]
 
March 11, 2019 -- Romain Perez, from the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, was taking a break on Friday morning when he stopped by an exhibition in a hallway of the UN Office at Geneva.
 
It was the last day of a five-day photo exhibition on human rights development and progress in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The 84 photos covered a wide range of subjects, from daily life, cultural diversity and freedom of religious belief, to ethnic harmony, grassroots democracy and economic modernization.
 
Perez himself was fascinated by several photos about the high-speed rail, modern livestock farming, advanced manufacturing and other forms of progress in the region.
 
"It seems to be very modern. I saw a lot of installations and I'm very impressed. (There is) a lot of development," said Perez, who is from France and visited Shanghai in 2001 but has never been to Xinjiang. "China is changing quickly," he said.
 
Brahim Laghzal, from Morocco, has worked at the UN Geneva office for eight years. He has not been to China but said he knew the country was very different from just a few decades ago. People from Asia to Africa to the Americas certainly need to exchange their various experiences and cultures, he said.
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