On February 22th, the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council was opened. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi put forward four proposals to promote human rights when addressing the high-level meeting of the UN session via video link. The China Society for Human Rights Studies(CSHRS) handed in 5 articles to the session, illustrating China’s human rights protection in combating COVID-19, poverty alleviation measures and achievements in Tibet, the history and status of Living Buddha in Tibetan Buddhism, and refuting western countries rights accusations in Xinjiang. China organized series of sidelines of the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Xinhua Commentary: Western countries should stop imposing double standards regarding human rights

The 46th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) came to a close on Wednesday. What the world has witnessed during the four-week conference was a record of the repeated double standards of the United States and some other Western countries. The beacon of human rights, as they would like to call themselves, has failed to shed light upon its own weaknesses. While they tried in vain to boast their human rights superiority, China's position and achievements on human rights have won the support and recognition of many developing countries.[more..]

The Truth about Population Development in Xinjiang:A Response to Adrian Zenz’s Xinjiang Report of ‘Genocide’

To sum up, based on some ideological prejudices and deliberate purposes, some western politicians and scholars have concocted lots of absurd lies to maliciously slandered China’s population policies. Once the truth comes closer, the lie will run away.[more..]

Various Measures and Targeted Strategy-Enlightenment of Poverty-Alleviation in Tibet Autonomous Region

Tibet Autonomous Region was peacefully liberated in 1951. Since then, the central government’s development policy for Tibet Autonomous Region has always followed the development concept of people first, developed Tibet’s social and economic undertakings in an all-round way, and carried out a lot of assistance to the poor.[more..]

Experts discuss Xinjiang employment, labor rights at seminar

A seminar on employment and labor rights in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was held online on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.[more..]

Invitation sent to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Xinjiang: MOFA

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab criticized China on issues related to Xinjiang, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Tibet at the high-level meeting of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. He said UN officials or independent experts should be allowed to visit Xinjiang without restriction. China said it has already sent an invitation to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Xinjiang.[more..]

Virtual seminar focuses on human rights cooperation under Belt & Road

Over 20 Chinese and foreign scholars exchanged opinions on human rights cooperation and achievement under the Belt and Road Initiative at a seminar held on the sidelines of the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday. The seminar held via video link was jointly sponsored by the China Society for Human Rights Studies and the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland.[more..]

China wins praise for contributions to world's human rights cause

China’s tremendous achievements in poverty reduction and its important contributions to the development and progress of the world’s human rights cause won praise from participants in an international meeting on the role of poverty alleviation in promoting and protecting human rights held on Feb. 26.[more..]

China shares poverty alleviation experience with UN members

China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday introduced China's historic achievement and hands-on experience in poverty alleviation to UN organizations and member states during a virtual briefing.[more..]

Online side meeting on HK national security law held in Geneva

An online side meeting titled "National Security Law in Hong Kong: the transition from chaos to rule of law" was held in Geneva.[more..]

Human rights in Hong Kong opposite of what critics describe: youth representative

A young NGO representative from Hong Kong on Wednesday called accusations of human rights abuses in Hong Kong "groundless." "Some critics said that there is a rapid deterioration of human rights in Hong Kong after the passage of the National Security Law. As a Hong Kong citizen, let me tell you - these accusations are completely groundless," said Gary Wong Chi-him, speaking at the ongoing 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.[more..]

Life in Tibet: International forum discusses poverty eradication, culture preservation in Chinese region

An international forum has been held on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council meeting to discuss the economic and cultural situation in China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [more..]

Poverty relief efforts improve human rights in Tibet: experts at UN side-event

Poverty reduction efforts in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region were praised for their positive role in human rights improvement at a symposium held in Beijing on Tuesday. [more..]

China's anti-poverty campaign promotes human rights: experts

China's experience in combating poverty, the South-South cooperation in poverty alleviation and human rights protection were discussed at a side-event to the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held online on Wednesday. The seminar was attended by nearly 20 scholars from countries including China, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt and South Africa. Speaking at the event, Tom Zwart, director of the Cross-cultural Human Rights Centre, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, said China's achievement of promoting human rights by lifting people out of poverty should be recognized and its experience is worthy of learning by other countries.[more..]

Remarks by H.E. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, at the High-level Segment of the 46th Session of The United Nations Human Rights Council

How to promote and protect human rights in the face of these unprecedented changes around the world and this once-in-a-century pandemic? It is a big question that must be answered with deep reflection. China holds the following views.[more..]

FM rejects rights accusations in Xinjiang

China has rejected accusations of "genocide ", "forced labor " and "religious suppression " in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, saying the door to Xinjiang is always open and the region would welcome a visit by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. [more..]

Chinese envoy rejects 'groundless' accusations by U.S., Britain at UN human rights forum

Chen Xu, China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Office at Geneva, rejected "groundless " accusations by U.S., Britain about Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong at a UN human rights forum on Wednesday. [more..]

Chinese Mission Spokesperson Liu Yuyin refutes the erroneous remarks related to China by the Foreign Secretary of the UK at the 46th Human Rights Council

China has always maintained that parties should conduct constructive dialogue and cooperation on human rights on the basis of equality and mutual respect.[more..]

China's UN envoy stresses "people-centered" approach in fight against virus

China's Permanent Representative to the UN Office at Geneva Chen Xu on Tuesday underscored a "people-centered" approach in the fight against COVID-19. Chen made the remarks on behalf of over 100 countries at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Regarding the impact of the pandemic, Chen pointed out that the poor and vulnerable groups are the hardest hit and a global response is needed to address the global COVID-19 pandemic. He continued to explain the global response with three proposals.[more..]

Flagrant human rights violations characterize the U.S.

The United States has been pointing fingers at China’s human rights record (as in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region), but has many problems of its own. Here the author will discuss the human rights situation in the U.S. in terms of its historic experience, social unrest, the gap between rich and poor and its violation of international law.[more..]

China urges U.S. to take latest UPR as opportunity to stop human rights violations

China on Wednesday urged the United States to take the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as an opportunity to stop human rights violations in all forms and take effective measures to prevent its human rights situation from further deterioration.[more..]

China urges West to halt interference under guise of human rights at UN session

A senior Chinese diplomat on Monday urged some Western countries to immediately stop interfering in other countries' internal affairs under the pretext of human rights, and work truly for the protection of human rights.[more..]

China opposes interference in internal affairs of sovereign states under the pretext of human rights

China on Thursday reaffirmed its stated principle of non-interference and opposed the tendency of certain countries to meddle in the internal affairs of sovereign states under the pretext of human rights.[more..]

China urges countries to stop double-standards on human rights issues

China urges some related countries to abandon ideological prejudice and stop double standards on human rights issues, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Cuba made a speech on behalf of 64 countries on Friday at the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. It supported China's position on Xinjiang-related matters and urged relevant parties to stop using such matters to interfere in China's internal affairs.[more..]

Western countries' unilateral measures condemned at UNHRC

Developing countries including China, Russia, Syria, Iran and Cuba on Tuesday made a joint statement at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), condemning unilateral measures imposed by some Western countries. [more..]

Human rights must not only be available to privileged few, warns UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that human rights must not only be available to the privileged few and joint efforts must be made to deliver them.[more..]

UN chief congratulates Xi on China's success in fight against extreme poverty

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently extended congratulations to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the announcement of China’s successful efforts in the fight against extreme poverty.[more..]