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ZHANG Aining: China and the International Human Rights System :From Passive Participation to Value Practice
February 19,2020   By:
China and the International Human Rights System:From Passive Participation to Value Practice
 
ZHANG Aining
 
Abstract: China's participation in the international human rights system is mainly attributed to China's reform and opening up since 1978. The most important influence of the international human rights system on China is the change of the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party's Governing philosophy, the awakening of domestic people's rights awareness, the popularization and deepening of human rights concept and human rights awareness. However, China's participation in the international human rights system is not completely passive. China's participation in the international human rights system is both a strategic issue and an inevitable result of domestic political choice. It reflects China's understanding of human rights from a formal recognition to a major change in value recognition. There is a process of mutual influence, interaction and mutual recognition between China and the international human rights system. While accepting, learning and internalizing existing international human rights norms, and adjusting its own behaviors with existing international human rights norms, China is also affecting the evolution of the international human rights system with its own human rights stance, human rights views and its own capabilities of continuous growth.
 
Key words: human rights; international human rights system
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