China Released First Blue Book on Human Rights

China Human Rights Studies, Social Sciences Academic Press yesterday jointly held a press conference in Beijing, released the first Blue Book of China’s human rights, “the development of China’s human rights report NO.1 (2011)”. The Blue Book analyzes China’s experience and existing problems in promoting the development of human rights, and makes recommendations.

The Blue Book is divided into 4 parts: the total reports, special reports, special research reports and Appendix. Blue Book editor, vice president of the China Human Rights Studies Li Junru said at the conference that the Blue Book is different from the White Paper on China’s human rights, as the Blue Book is from academic research groups like China Human Rights Studies, and it is prepared to undertake the task of making objective record and assessment from the perspective of experts and scholars.

In the field of human rights theory, China proposed “right to subsistence and development are the primary basic human rights” and a series of important points. In legislative work, China has formulated a series of law on legal protection of human rights and the constitution clearly stipulates the principle of respecting and safeguarding human rights.

The Blue Book points out that China has adopted a series of measures to improve the situation of human rights protection, most prominently reflected in the 2009 formulation of “National Human Rights Action Plan (2009-2010).” This is the first time for the Chinese government to develop a national planning with theme of human rights. In addition, the Blue Book pointed out that China has carried out human rights dialogues and exchanges with nearly 20 countries, and has participated in 27 international human rights treaties.

 

 

Abstract

This is the first Blue Book related to the development of China’s human rights.It summarizes the development of China’s basic situation of human rights since the founding of the People’s Republic of China,especially the latest developments in recent years.It summarizes the experiences and lessons in the development of human rights in China,analyzes existing problems,and suggests the way to further improve the situation of human rights protection.
The book is divided into four parts: general report,special reports,research reports and appendices.

The general report summarizes the basic course of the pursuit of human rights by the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Government,the breakthrough in theory,law and practice of general cause of human rights in China since reform and opening up,and analyzes the research teams,institutions and characteristics of human rights studies and their problems.

In the special report section,a total of eighteen presentations,respectively,relating to civil rights to survival,development,work,housing,social security,health,education,culture,information,voting,participation and property;protection the rights of women,the elderly,ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities;judicial protection of human rights,and international human rights cooperation and so on.

In the part of the research reports,there were two research reports: “Reports of human rights legislation” and “Report on the Human Rights Protection in Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction.”

Finally there are three appendices. Appendix One is the human rights Chronicle since the New China was founded.Appendix Two is a compilation of China’s human rights laws and regulations. Appendix Three is the main human rights works since the New China was found.
The book was written by the scholars and experts of human rights institutions from all over the country.The study tries to make objective,specific,reasoned analysis based on fully shared data,sums up the achievements as well as analyzing the existing problems,and predicts the foreseeable prospect.

 

 CONTENTS

 

                             Ⅰ General  Report

 

B.1 The Historic Achievements and Progressive Development

of Human Rights in China ……………. Li Junru, Chang Jian and Wang Linxia / 001

 

                             Ⅱ Special  Reports

 

B.2 Alleviating Rural Poverty and the Protection of the Rights to

Subsistence and Development ……………………………….. Li Yunlong / 055

B.3 The Protection of the Right to Work in China ……………. Zhang Lixia / 072

B.4 Protecting and Promoting the Housing Rights of

Citizens through Urban Housing System Reform ………………. Wang Hongzhe / 093

B.5 The Development of Social Security Rights of

Chinese People ……………………………. Guan Xinping, Huang Xiaoyan / 118

B.6 Enforcement of Real Right Act and Protection of

Citizen’s Property …………………………. Chen Yaodong, Zhang Zhipo / 139

B.7 Study on Food and Drug Safety in China …………………… Xu Xiaori / 163

B.8 The Advance and Improvement of Compulsory Education

……………………………………………….. Yan Guangfen, Wu Jun / 183

B.9 Public Cultural Service System and Citizen’s Cultural Rights

Protection …………………………………………….. Tang Yingxia / 217

B.10 The Development of Information Dissemination by Internet

and the Realization of Civil Rights to Information in China

…………………………………………………………. Gao Gang / 236

B.11 The Construction of Government Information Disclose System

and the Protection of People’s Right to Know ……………..Zhao Zhengqun / 255

B.12 The Institutional Construction of Grassroots Democracy

and Citizen’s Right to Participation ……………… Liu Jie, Shi Dongxu / 271

B.13 Judicial Reform and Human Rights in China ….. Qi Yanping, Man Hongjie / 294

B.14 The Progressive Realization of the Rights of Farmers

…………………………………………… Cheng Tongshun, L?Yuntao / 320

B.15 The Protection of Minority Rights in China ……………… Wang Ping / 333

B.16 Legal Protection of Women’s Human Rights in China …….. Li Mingshun / 355

B.17 Protection of the Rights of Senior Citizen . Zhang Xiaoling, Li Yingjie / 380

B.18 The Protection of the Rights of Disabled Persons in China

…………………………………………… Zhang Wanhong, Ding Peng / 406

B.19 China and International Human Rights Cooperation ……….. Luo Yanhua / 443

 

                             Ⅲ Special  Research Reports

 

B.20 Analysis Report on China’s Human Rights Related Legislation

……………………………………………………… Ban Wenzhan / 465

B.21 Report of Human Rights Protection in Reconstruction of

Wenchuan after Earthquake ……………………….. Zhou Wei, Du Shehui / 484

 

                             Ⅳ Appendices

 

B.22 Appendix OneThe Human Rights Chronicle since the

New China was Founded

B.23 Appendix TwoA Compilation of China’s Human Rights

Laws and Regulations

B.24 Appendix ThreeThe Main Human Rights Works since the

New China was Founded