China human rights still not satisfactory: Chinese official

December 9th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): A top Chinese official has said that Chinas human rights development still had quite a few things less than satisfactory, but would see progress as the modernization drive goes on.

Due to natural, historical, cultural and economic and social factors, there are still many problems and difficulties in the development of human rights, said Wang Chen, the Minister in charge of the State Council Information Office.

In an interview with the Human Rights journal, Wang said Chinas political and economic structural systems were yet to be improved, democracy and the legal system remained to be perfected, and governments at all levels had to heighten their awareness about protecting human rights and about exercising administration according to law.

He admitted that the country’’s economic and social development was uneven and the enlarging gaps between the urban and rural areas, between different regions, and between the rich and the poor had not been brought under control.

Problems and difficulties were quite outstanding in areas such as employment, social security, income distribution, education, medical service, housing and production safety, Xinhua reported.

All these will affect the immediate interests and rights of the people. It is, therefore, a long-term and arduous task of the Chinese government and people to continue and strengthen their efforts to promote and protect human rights, said Wang.

But he swiftly expressed confidence in the prospect of China’’s human rights despite all the difficulties. (ANI)

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