Living a happy life is the primary human right, says China's White Paper

Published On: September 22, 2019 07:06 PM NPT By: Agencies

BEIJING, Sept 22: The State Council Information Office of China on Sunday released a white paper on its progress in the field of human rights over the past 70 years.

The Chinese white paper titled "Seeking Happiness for People: 70 Years of Progress on Human Rights in China," has asserted that living a happy life is the primary human right.

According to China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency, the White Paper stated that China regards the rights to subsistence and development as the primary and basic human rights and has been improving the rights of its people in a coordinated manner since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, especially after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012.

"Seventy years ago, under the leadership of the CPC, the people of China were emancipated and became masters of their country. Over the past seven decades, the Chinese nation has stood up and grown prosperous and is becoming strong; all basic rights of the people are better respected and protected; and China has made regular contribution to the international cause of human rights," Xinhua quoted the White Paper as saying.

China has opened a new path of human rights protection based on its national conditions, and increased the diversity of human civilizations, the document said. The 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC will be observed on October 1.


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