has devoted much efforts and scored satisfactory achievements when it
comes to human rights in recent years, wrote an article published on the
People’s Daily on Wednesday.
According to the article titled “New Progress in China’s Human Rights,”
from 2012 to 2015 China’s GDP volume increased by 7.4 percent on average
annually, and disposable income of urban residents grew by 7.5 percent
on average every year. Net income of rural residents saw an average of
9.2 percent raise per year.
As a result, millions of jobs were created in cities while 66.63 million
rural residents were lifted out of poverty.
More than 95 percent of people in China have basic medical insurance
while 80 percent are covered by social security, the article read.
According to data from the article, the number of impoverished people in
Ningxia, Xinjiangand six other ethnic minority regions in China was
reduced from 31.21 million to 18.13million from 2012 to 2015.
The percentage of female deputies in the 12th National People’s
Congress, China’s parliament, went up by 2.07 percent, and the national
sex ratio at birth in 2015 dropped to113.5 males for every 100 females,
the article wrote.
By 2015, there were 105,000 nursing homes across the country, a 138
percent increase from 2012. Meanwhile, home-care was available in all
urban communities and over half of rural communities, according to the
As for disabled people in China, the article noted that in urban and
rural areas 10.88 million received a basic living allowance. Nearly 22.3
million disabled people were covered by social security and 30.23
million were insured for basic medical care.
China has also pledged its commitment to human rights issues on multiple
occasions.During the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on
Monday, Ma Zhaoxu, Chinese Permanent Representative to the UN Office at
Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland, put forward
seven principles for promoting global human rights discussion and
Early this year, China also emphasized human rights cooperation in joint
statements with Switzerland, the Czech Republic and other European
“I’d like to see the West begin to recognize China’s human right
achievements and Chinabegin to reject Western-tinged conspiracy
theories,” said Robert Lawrence Kuhn, a US political/economics analyst
and international corporate strategist.
济分析家，国际合作战略家 Robert Lawrence
Citing China’s extensive judiciary reform in 2014 and abolishment of
organ donations from executed prisoners in 2015, Kuhn stated these are
historic improvements in China’shuman rights.