The 51th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is being held between September 12 and October 7, 2022. During the session, Chinese representatives shared China's wisdom for protecting and promoting human rights in the world. After a series of talks on the right to development, representatives agreed that establishing a new global deal underpinned by solidarity and cooperation would help rebuild trust between people and governments, combat inequality, and create the appropriate environment for realizing the right to development.

Politicization of human rights denounced

Experts at an online human rights event called for eliminating the negative impact of the politicization of human rights and promoting the healthy development of international human rights causes through cooperation and dialogue. [more..]

Climate governance linked to rights

Legal scholars from different countries shared their views on the human rights approach to climate change governance online and offline at Nankai University in Tianjin on Sept. 22.[more..]

China opposes unilateral sanctions imposed by U.S. and Western countries at UN session

China opposed the illegal unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. and certain Western countries at the 51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Vienna on Sept. 14.[more..]

Pandemic exposes threat to human rights from inequality, China's ambassador tells UN

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed inequalities that pose a serious threat to the human rights of those living in the development world, China has warned. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of a group of countries, China's ambassador Chen Xu said not enough focus had been placed on under-investment in economic, social, cultural rights and the right to development.[more..]

Roundup: UN rights body reiterates commitment to development as human right

The UN Human Rights Council on September 15 held talks on the right to development, with many speakers reiterating their commitment to protecting it as a fundamental human right. [more..]

Why has it become a consensus in China that the rights to subsistence and development are primary fundamental human rights?

The rights to subsistence and development are rights that every human being should enjoy as considerations of basic dignity, fundamentally significant to their survival and personal development. They are two basic human rights which should be applied in all countries and for all people. [more..]

Nation always upholds people-centered rights

China has always upheld the people-centered perspective on human rights and takes the path to effectively meet the people's ever-growing need for a better life, experts said at an online meeting on Sept. 26. The online meeting was a side event of the 51st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, with the theme of the People-Centered Philosophy — the Value Adherence of the Contemporary Chinese Perspective on Human Rights, which was sponsored by the China Foundation for Human Rights Development and hosted by Minzu University of China.[more..]

Human Rights in China: Seminar explores practices in 'people-centered philosophy'

Sept. 28, 2022 -- Dozens of experts have exchanged views on what China calls people-centered philosophy in human...[more..]

Xinjiang hits back over UN assessment

The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has said that it will not accept investigations by the international community into its alleged human rights issues following the release of a recent United Nations report on the region that it says is based on false information and rumors, a spokesman for the regional government said.[more..]

Xinjiang 'genocide' claims debunked by world bodies

The much-awaited UN report on "human rights abuses" in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has made no mention of genocide in the northwestern region of China, and the Uyghur Tribunal, a people's tribunal, has said that claims of genocide by then-US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and his successor, Antony Blinken, have been made without evidence and foundation.[more..]

UN General Assembly president calls for solutions through solidarity, sustainability, science

"I pledge that impartiality would be the hallmark of our operation. My team and I will do our best to push for 'Solutions Through Solidarity, Sustainability and Science,' the motto I've chosen for this presidency," said Csaba Korosi, the president of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.[more..]

Modern slavery: Number of enslaved increases by 10 million over five years

The number of people under modern slavery increased more by 10 million people globally over the last five years, according to researchers from Geneva. Data gathered by the UN's International Organization for Migration, the International Labor Organization and the Walk Free Foundation human rights group show nearly 50 million people endure modern slavery conditions on any given day.[more..]