Chi­nese hu­man rights of­fi­cials in Bri­tish visit

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD - By CHINA DAILY

A del­e­ga­tion from the China Foun­da­tion for Hu­man Rights De­vel­op­ment, led by its pres­i­dent Huang Mengfu, vis­ited the United King­dom from Sept 26 to 28.

Huang, for­mer vice-chair­man of the Na­tional Com­mit­tee of the Chi­nese Peo­ple’s Po­lit­i­cal Con­sul­ta­tive Con­fer­ence, spoke to mem­bers of Bri­tish Par­lia­ment and hu­man rights ex­perts about China’s eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment and the lat­est progress on hu­man rights.

As the largest de­vel­op­ing coun­try in the world, he said, China re­gards de­vel­op­ment as its top pri­or­ity, and the right to sub­sis­tence and de­vel­op­ment as the most im­por­tant hu­man right.

Be­cause China has a dif­fer­ent so­cial sys­tem, dif­fer­ent de­vel­op­ment lev­els and dif­fer­ent tra­di­tions, it is nor­mal that it has dif­fer­ent views on hu­man rights, Huang said.

There­fore, rather than ac­cus­ing and preach­ing, there should be a mu­tual pro­mo­tion and de­vel­op­ment of hu­man rights be­tween coun­tries, through di­a­logue, ex­changes and co­op­er­a­tion.

The Bri­tish side said it is nec­es­sary and ben­e­fi­cial for the two coun­tries to com­mu­ni­cate on the sub­ject.

Be­fore the UK visit, the del­e­ga­tion trav­eled to the Czech Repub­lic from Sept 24 to 25.

Zhao Ruinan con­trib­uted to this story.

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