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China promises more efforts on human rights

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu on Thursday responded to a review of the country's human rights, vowing to continuously promote the cause.

The UN Human Rights council on Wednesday ended its first review of China's human rights record, acknowledging China's efforts in human rights protection.

"The review went generally well in an atmosphere of dialogue and cooperation," Jiang said at a regular press conference while responding to questions on the subject.

"A majority of countries spoke highly of China's human rights policies and achievements and supported China continuing to follow the path in line with national conditions," she said.

"Although a few countries attempted to politicize the review and made some groundless accusations, they were rebuked by most countries," Jiang said.

The 47-state UN Human Rights council Monday launched its review of China's human rights record according to its new Universal Periodic Review (UPR) system. Under the UPR, all UN member states must have their record examined every four years.

During the review, the Chinese delegation introduced China's progress, challenges and targets in improving human rights. Its open and frank attitude was approved by many countries, according to Jiang.

"We will continuously work hard to promote and protect human rights," she added.

In a report written by three officials from India, Canada and Nigeria, the council expressed hope that China will continue to make efforts toward promoting and protecting human rights.

The UN human rights council held its fourth UPR session in Geneva from February 2 to February 13. It is examining the human rights records of 16 countries, including Germany, Canada, China, Cuba, Mexico, Russia and Saudi Arabia.


1. The UN Human Rights council is comprised of how many member states?

2. What is the name of the new system used by the UN to examine human rights records?

3. Where was the UPR session held?


1. 47.

2. Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

3. Geneva.

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

China promises more efforts on human rights

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China promises more efforts on human rights

Nancy Matos is a foreign expert at China Daily Website. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Nancy is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism and Media program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Her journalism career in broadcast and print has taken her around the world from New York to Portugal and now Beijing. Nancy is happy to make the move to China and join the China Daily team.