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How China Protects the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities
December 02,2016   By:chinahumanrights.org
How China Protects the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities
 
LIU Huawen 
 
CHINA
 
Abstract: China prioritizes the rights to survival and to development both in abstract terms and in practical terms in its human rights efforts. As early as the United Nations began to draft The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, China maintained that the right to development should be part of human rights. In the implementation of the Convention, China focuses on the people‘s livelihood, passes laws and makes policies that protect disability rights, and even prioritizes the protection as part of its economic and social development initiatives, particularly poverty reduction and the effort to make China into a moderately prosperous society. In the international community, China advocates the inclusion of disability rights into international development agendas, and plays a leading role in the implementation of the United Nations‘ Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. China‘s unique way of protecting disability rights well demonstrates the country‘s effective efforts of achieving the right to development for its people.