Posted: 25.05.2022 12:51:00

Jinping urges to respect human rights worldwide

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged to respect different countries’ paths of human rights development as he met online with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, TASS reports


The Chinese leader considers it important to respect the paths of human rights development in different countries, despite their cultural and historical differences. “It is necessary to respect different countries’ paths of human rights development. All states have different national conditions, and there are differences in history and culture, social structure and the level of socio-economic development. It is important to start only from the real situation in a country and people’s needs to find a suitable path of human rights development,” China Central Television quoted Xi Jinping as saying.

The President of China emphasised that moving aside from reality and imitating other countries could lead to serious consequences and people’s suffering.

Xi Jinping also noted that China is ready to conduct an active dialogue and develop co-operation in the field of human rights with all parties. He believes there is no ideal state in the issue of human rights, and there is also no need for a teacher who will give instructions to other countries.

As noted by the Chinese leader, protection of human rights is ‘a common cause for humanity and thus requires the concerted efforts of all’.

"It is important to abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, advocate humanity’s common values, and steer global human rights governance toward greater fairness, justice, equity and inclusiveness,” Xi Jinping added.