Introduction

The United Nations Human Rights Council held its 42th regular session in Geneva on September 9-27, 2019. Experts from China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) attended the session and held sideline meetings themed on "Development of Human Rights Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China", introducing China's achievements in human rights over the past seven decades. Pansy Ho Chiu-king, chairperson of the Hong Kong Federation of Women, also delivered a statement at the session, appealing the international community to condemn the violent acts in Hong Kong. During the session, Chinese delegation also held sideline meetings themed on Xinjiang, inviting the diplomats who visited Xinjiang recently and experts from CSHRS to introduce Xinjiang's situation.

Officials say China makes great human rights achievements over 70 years

China has made great achievements in human rights over the past 70 years, officials said during the opening ceremony of a human rights exhibition on September 9, 2019. China’s economy and society are growing more robust, Chen Xu, head of the Chinese mission to United Nations (UN) at Geneva, said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition titled “Pursuing Happiness for the People: 70 Years of Human Rights Progress in China” at the Palais des Nations. The exhibition, jointly sponsored by China’s State Council Information Office and the Permanent Mission of China to UN at Geneva, captures 70 years of happy moments in the country since the People’s Republic of China was founded in October 1949.[more..]

Pursuing happiness for people -- China's 70 years of human rights achievements on display

The exhibition “Pursuing Happiness for the People,” coinciding with the start of the 42nd regular session of the Human Rights Council of the UN, came on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October.[more..]

China's human rights achievements "significant," experts say

China’s achievements in human rights over the past seven decades are “significant,” experts said during a side-event of the 42nd regular session of the Human Rights Council of the UN on September 9, 2019.[more..]

CSHRS holds side event on China's human rights development in Geneva

The 42th session of the UN Human Rights Council opened on September 9. During the session, the China Society for Human Rights Studies held a side event titled “Development of Human Rights Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China”, focusing on China’s human rights achievements over the past 70 years.[more..]

China wants to enhance cooperation, dialogue at UN rights council meeting: UN envoy

China hopes that all parties will advocate dialogue and cooperation at the upcoming new session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.[more..]

The U.S. hypocrisy on human rights

On September 12, the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council held a workshop to discuss the unilateral coercive measures related to human rights. Many participating countries and NGOs condemned the western countries’ unilateral coercive sanctions and considered it as a violation of the Charter of the United Nations and in the meantime damaged international equality and justice. These sanctions have become a kind of “collective punishment” towards the people of sanctioned countries. [more..]

China on behalf of 53 countries expresses concern over intolerance against minorities, migrants at UN

On behalf of 53 countries, China delivered a joint statement to express concern over the growing intolerance against ethnic minorities and migrants at the ongoing 42nd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on September 24, 2019.[more..]

UN human rights body adopts resolution on right to development

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution on the right to development, emphasizing an urgent need to make the right to development a reality for everyone.[more..]

Some self-proclaimed "freedom fighters" hypocritical, applying double standards: HK representative

Some “self-proclaimed freedom fighters” in Hong Kong are hypocritical and applying double standards, Pansy Ho Chiu-king, chairperson of the Hong Kong Federation of Women, said on September 11, 2019. “I am aggressively chastised by these self-proclaimed freedom fighters who hide behind face masks and anonymous accounts online,” she said at the ongoing 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. As she decided to speak out at the council, she said, “vicious threats and provocative remarks are used to incite harassment and defamation on me, my family and my businesses.”[more..]