"Living a life of contentment is the ultimate human right." — This is the essence of China's rationale for human rights development. The people-centered concept of human rights defines the value China pursues in its human rights cause, and shows that putting emphasis on the people is the distinguishing feature of the Chinese path of human rights protection.
China’s human rights development has provided a model for countries around the world to solve human rights issues and contributed to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. By the analyze the rationale of China’s human rights development, we can understand the core and essence of concept of China’s human rights development, the infruasturcutre of China’s human rights cause, and the reference significance of China’s human rights deveopemnt in the world.
In this article, you will see the theoretical analysis and the highlights of China's human rights development rationale based on the report released by China Foundation for Human Rights Development and News China Research, Xinhua News Agency.
The core philosophy, the principle of democracy, and the focus on people's livelihoods
The core philosophy — to remain committed to being people-centered. China's human rights cause takes safeguarding fundamental interests of the people as its starting point and ultimate goal. It is committed to serving, relying on, benefiting and protecting the people. Putting people first, upholding the principal position of the people, and putting the interests of the people above all else are the fundamental features of China's human rights development.
The principle of democracy — to remain committed to people being masters of their own country. Democratic rights are the basic human rights. In accordance with China's Constitution and laws, the people manage state and social affairs, economic and cultural undertakings and become masters of the country, society and their own destiny through the system of people's congresses, the system of CPC-led multiparty cooperation and political consultation, the system of regional ethnic autonomy and the system of community-level self-governance. This is the core essence of Chinese-style democracy.
The focus on people's livelihoods — to remain committed to people's well-being as the foundation of human rights development. To make sure that people live a good life, and enjoy better education, more stable employment, more satisfactory incomes, more reliable social security, higher-level medical and health services, more comfortable housing, a more beautiful environment and a richer cultural and spiritual life, make everyone free from fear and threat, and let everyone better develop themselves and live a happy life, these are the essence of people fully enjoying more human rights, giving new meaning to progress in human rights.