The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China on Thursday released a white paper titled "The Communist Party of China and Human Rights Protection -- A 100-Year Quest."
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Full Text: The Communist Party of China and Human Rights Protection -- A 100-Year Quest
The Communist Party of China
and Human Rights Protection
– A 100-Year Quest
The State Council Information Office of
the People's Republic of China
First Edition 2021
I.For People's Liberation and Wellbeing
II.The Principle of Respecting and Protecting Human Rights Embedded in Governance
III.Ensuring the People's Position as Masters of the Country
IV.Making Comprehensive Progress in Human Rights
V.Protecting the Basic Rights of Citizens in Accordance with the Law
VI.Advancing Human Rights Around the World
VII.Adding Diversity to the Concept of Human Rights
The year 2021 marks the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Over the past century, the CPC has invested a huge effort in human rights protection, adding significantly to global human rights progress.
A hundred years ago, the CPC came into being – its mission to salvage the country and save the Chinese people at a perilous time of domestic upheaval and foreign aggression. This was an epoch-changing moment. Under the leadership of the CPC, the Chinese people embarked on a new journey towards prosperity, national rejuvenation, and wellbeing.
Over this period of one hundred years, the CPC has united and led the people in toppling the "three mountains" of imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism, creating the People's Republic of China (PRC), and completing the New Democratic Revolution and the Socialist Revolution. The political and institutional foundations were thereby laid down to ensure the rights and freedoms of the people. Through successes and setbacks, China has pioneered reform and opening up, set the goal of socialist modernization, and ushered in a new era of building socialism with Chinese characteristics. The Chinese nation has stood up, become better off, and grown in strength. Now, it is embarking on a new journey to build a modern socialist country in all respects.
For a hundred years, the CPC has always put people first, applying the principle of universality of human rights in the context of the national conditions. It regards the rights to subsistence and development as the primary and basic human rights, and believes that living a life of contentment is the ultimate human right. It promotes the well-rounded development of the individual, and strives to give every person a stronger sense of gain, happiness and security. Its success in pioneering human rights in a socialist country is unique and readily apparent.
For a hundred years, the CPC has committed itself to peaceful development and common progress. China is firm in its international stance – to safeguard world peace and seek progress through cooperation, ensuring human rights with the benefits deriving from development. It has been an active participant in matters of international human rights, providing a Chinese contribution to global human rights governance and progress, and working with other countries to forge a global community of shared future.