Nation promotes rule of law for human rights
A white paper released on Dec 12 by the State Council Information Office noted progress made by China in the protection of human rights since reform and opening-up began in 1978. The white paper said China has been striving to build a socialist country under the rule of law. Titled: “Progress in Human Rights over the 40 Years of Reform and Opening-Up in China”, it said the country has endeavored to ensure “that a wellconceived approach is taken to legislation, that law is strictly enforced, that justice is impartially administered and that the law is observed by everyone”. “China has established a legal framework to protect human rights,” it said, adding that the legal norms guaranteeing civil and political rights — as well as economic, social and cultural rights — have been improved.