Report says China fulfills all targets of its Human Rights Action Plan

All targets and tasks set by the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010) have been fulfilled as scheduled, said a report released on Thursday by China’s State Council Information Office (SCIO).

The report was titled Assessment Report on the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010).

It said that all measures stipulated in the Action Plan had been put into practice, with all the goals achieved and tasks fulfilled in due time by the end of 2010.

In addition, the report said “35 percent of the binding targets and over 50 percent of the targets concerning the people’s livelihood had been met ahead of time or exceeded.”

In April 2009, the SCIO published the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010). It is China’s first national plan on the theme of human rights.

Since the Action Plan was promulgated, a joint meeting mechanism was created to coordinate the implementation, supervision and assessment of the Action Plan, and ensure its effectiveness.

The joint meeting mechanism, which has organized two assessments for the implementation of the Action Plan, consists of various governmental, legislative and judiciary organs, as well as social groups and non-governmental organizations.

“The fulfillment of all targets and tasks in the Action Plan as scheduled shows that the cause of human rights in China has entered a new stage,” said the report, adding “This is a significant achievement made by the Chinese government.”

The report also admitted that the cause of human rights in China was still facing many challenges. It pledged to continue pushing forward the cause of human rights in China to ensure more secure, dignified and happy lives for Chinese citizens.

Xinhua

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