The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened its 40th regular session in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 25, 2019. China completed its 3rd UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process on March 15, 2019. The whole process is "smooth and successful." "Wide recognitions'"were achieved regarding China's human rights achievements, human rights development path and the country's determination to promote human rights situation. During the session, altogether four sideline meetings themed on human rights progress in Tibet and Xinjiang were held, introducing the development and progress of human rights in China's ethnic minority areas from all perspectives.

Western countries should stop hyping bias on China's human rights

After four decades of reform and opening-up, China has undergone tremendous changes. The country has developed from one that solves people's food and clothing problems to the world's second-largest economy with rapid and high-level development. The country attended the universal periodic review of the UN Human Rights Council in 2018 for the third time. [more..]

UN completes human rights review of nation

China completed its third review on Friday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, a process that Vice-Foreign Minister Le Yucheng described as “smooth” and “very successful”.[more..]

All 56 ethnic groups part of big family of Chinese nation: Chinese ambassador

The 56 ethnic groups in China, living together like brothers and sisters, are all part of the big family of the Chinese nation, a Chinese envoy said Wednesday at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva.[more..]

Turkey's accusations over Xinjiang groundless: Chinese ambassador

To fulfill the human rights of all Chinese people is the long-term goal that the Chinese government strives for, and Turkey’s accusations of the alleged human rights violations in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are groundless and unacceptable, Chinese ambassador Deng Li rebuked Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who said, at a high-level meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, that China violates the human rights of the Uygur and other Muslim people in Xinjiang and diminish their cultural identity.[more..]

Senior Tibetan researcher highlights human rights progress in Tibet

The rapid social and economic development of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and the tremendous changes in the lives of residents there are attributed to the all-time supportive government policies, strong fiscal aid from the central government, and assistance from other provinces and enterprises, a senior Tibetan researcher said on Friday.[more..]

Learning national common language important for people's right to development: Chinese scholar

Popularization of the national common language provides guarantee for the right to development for every ethnic group in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a Chinese scholar made the remarks on the sidelines of the ongoing 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, March 8, 2019.[more..]

Experts share observations on human rights progress in China at Geneva event

A side event of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, titled “Progress of Human Rights in China,” was held here at the headquarters of UN at Geneva on Monday. Five experts from China shared their observations on how development efforts helped safeguard the rights of the people in China over the past decades at the side event.[more..]

Chinese delegates introduce human rights progress in Xinjiang at UN side-event

Chinese delegates attending a UN side-event here on Wednesday introduced to foreign diplomats and delegates the progress in human rights promotion in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.[more..]

China, EU highlight rights of persons with disabilities at UN Human Rights Council

China attaches great importance to undertakings for persons with disabilities, and will not leave behind a single one of them while building a moderately prosperous society, a senior Chinese diplomat said at the UNHRC session in Geneva on Tuesday. For the first time within the UNHRC framework, China and the European Union co-hosted a meeting, titled “Leave no one behind: the key role of the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities,” at the UN Office at Geneva on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the ongoing UNHRC’s 40th session.[more..]

【Video】Photo exhibition of human rights progress in Xinjiang held in Geneva

A photo exhibition titled “The Development and Progress of Human Rights in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China” was held at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibition was jointly presented by the Permanent Mission of China to the UN in Geneva and the CSHRS during the 40th session of the UNHRC.[more..]

Photos mark human rights progress

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.[more..]

40th session of UN Human Rights Council opens in Geneva

The UNHRC opened its 40th regular session in Geneva Monday. The delegates are to hear statements by some 100 high-level dignitaries in the coming weeks.[more..]

UN chief: Sustainable development clearest blueprint to realize human rights

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech at the opening of the 40th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 25, 2019.[more..]