头条英文播报|Diversity of human rights model urged
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头条英文播报|Diversity of human rights model urged

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2019 South-South Human Rights Forum is held on Dec 10-11 in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]


Developing countries oppose applying double standards, politicizing issues


Human rights representatives from developing countries expressed strong opposition to moves that politicize human rights issues or that smack of double standards, and they called for a more just and reasonable global human rights governance system.


Developing countries, in which 80 percent of the world's population live, should jointly participate in designing a human rights development agenda that reflects their wills and interests, they said.


They made the remarks during the two-day 2019 South-South Human Rights Forum, which ended on Wednesday in Beijing. The forum, with the subtheme of "Diversity of Civilizations and Global Development of Human Rights", was attended by more than 300 officials, academics and foreign envoys from more than 80 countries and international organizations.


Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, said in the keynote speech on Wednesday that some countries, forces and politicians have grossly interfered in other countries' domestic affairs in the name of human rights.


"This has severely damaged the course of international human rights," Huang said.


Every country's model and concept of human rights varies due to their differing socials systems, development stages, cultural traditions and values, and no one should force his own way of thinking and standards of conduct upon others.


Huang quoted President Xi Jinping as saying that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all global development model for human rights and called for human rights development to be promoted according to each country's conditions and its people's needs.


China has paved a path of human rights development that meets its own conditions and has contributed Chinese wisdom to the world, he said.


Vice-Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said that in today's world, some countries neither appreciate the diversity of other civilizations nor respect the right of the peoples of other countries to choose their own development path.


Out of self-interest, some countries have begun trade wars and blatantly interfered in other country's internal affairs, for example by passing a so-called human rights and democracy act and threatened economic sanctions, Ma said.


"These behaviors have not only impeded the development of the global economy, but also violated the human rights of people in the targeted countries, and should be firmly opposed and rejected," he said.


Tom Zwart, a human rights law professor at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, said China has a very long-standing and proud human rights tradition and that it's lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty is "the biggest accomplishment in human rights in human history".


"All countries struggle with human rights challenges. We should help countries that have issues to improve rather than sitting on the sidelines and criticizing. I don't like that criticizing at all, because it's being used for political purposes, especially in the case of the United States," Zwart said.


"Western powers have not only tried, but have intervened in other countries affairs in the name of human rights," said Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to the president of Syria. They act as if it is up to them to assess who complies with human rights and who does not, "regardless of how we feel or what we do", she said.


"It's important that developing countries chart a new concept of human rights and new ways of implementing human rights," she said, adding that China's willingness to hold such a forum represents a historical opportunity to redefine the concept of human rights for the benefit of the whole world, and to break the West's monopoly on the concept.


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记者:莫竞西

播报:Corrie Knight

原文链接:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201912/12/WS5df13e70a310cf3e3557d8a0.html


【阅读背景】

“2019·南南人权论坛”在北京举行 黄坤明出席并发表主旨演讲


      新华社北京12月11日电 “2019·南南人权论坛”11日在北京举行。中共中央政治局委员、中宣部部长黄坤明出席论坛并发表题为“坚持文明多样性 推进世界人权事业发展”的主旨演讲。

黄坤明指出,尊重和保障人权,是人类文明进步的重要成果,是中国党和政府的一贯追求。新中国的70年,是中华民族迎来从站起来、富起来到强起来的70年,是中国人民各项基本权利持续得到尊重和保障的70年,也是中国为世界人权事业发展不断作出贡献的70年。在这一伟大历程中,中国成功走出了一条符合国情的人权发展道路,积累了十分宝贵的经验。中国共产党始终把为人民谋幸福作为不变的初心,中国特色社会主义制度始终以维护全体人民利益为根本。中国坚持人权的普遍性与特殊性相结合,坚持以合作促发展、以发展促人权,不断增进全体人民的幸福感、获得感、安全感。

  黄坤明指出,新形势下,广大发展中国家应携手合作,共同维护和平稳定的人权发展环境,创造丰富多样的人权发展模式,谋求平衡充分的人权发展愿景,完善公正合理的全球人权治理,为推动世界人权事业进步、构建人类命运共同体作出贡献。

  论坛由国务院新闻办和外交部主办,来自80多个国家及联合国等国际组织的高级官员、专家学者、驻华使节等300余人出席。

中文原文链接:

 http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/leaders/2019-12/11/c_1125335597.htm

中文来源:新华网





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