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China issues white paper on human rights

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Updated: 08:53 GMT, Jun 8, 2015 | Published: 08:11 GMT, Jun 8, 2015 |
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The Chinese government today (Monday) released a white paper upholding China’s unique pattern of protecting human rights and elaborating the progress in 2014.

“The tremendous achievements China has made in its human rights endeavors fully demonstrate that it is taking the correct path of human rights development that suits its national conditions,” says the white paper published by the State Council Information Office under the title “Progress in China’s Human Rights in 2014.”

The white paper is China’s 12th report on human rights since the government began releasing such reports in 1991.

The report, with nine chapters and about 14,000 words, details the progress the country has made in protecting the people’s rights to development, democracy, impartial trial and clean environment, as well as the rights of women, children, senior citizens, ethnic minorities and the disabled.