Geneva, 28 February 2023 (TDI): At the recent high-level segment of the 52nd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, the Foreign Minister of China, Qin Gang, affirmed China’s role in global human rights governance.
With his characteristic eloquence, Qin expounded on China’s journey toward modernization and its commitment to helping developing countries achieve their national rejuvenation.
“The Chinese path of modernization,” Qin asserted, “offers a viable alternative to developing countries seeking modernization, and represents China’s contribution to humanity’s exploration of a superior social system.”
He went on to emphasize that China advocates the values of justice, humanity, fairness, freedom, and true multilateralism – all crucial elements in promoting and protecting human rights around the world.
This powerful rhetoric not only underscored China’s active involvement in UN human rights affairs but also highlighted its unwavering dedication to fulfilling its international human rights obligations.
China has been proactive in presenting its proposals and initiatives in this field, engaging in constructive dialogue and cooperation with the UN High Commissioner and other nations.
Likewise, it has been contributing significantly to the ongoing reform and development of the global human rights governance system.
In short, Qin’s address represented a compelling testament to China’s commitment to advancing human rights globally and providing a clear indication that the country will continue to play an active and positive role in this crucial area of international affairs.
Proposal of China to Promote Global Human Rights Governance
As the world is facing an ever-growing array of non-traditional security challenges, the development of human rights is more important than ever. In light of this, Qin proposed a comprehensive framework for enhancing global human rights governance.
He emphasized the importance of respecting each country’s right to choose its path to human rights development.
He argued that imposing a one-size-fits-all model on other countries is not only unproductive but can also be counterproductive, leading to unintended consequences and even exacerbating existing problems.
Instead, he called for greater attention to be paid to the human rights challenges facing developing countries, and for a more comprehensive approach that takes into account both civil and political rights as well as economic, social, and cultural rights.
In addition, Qin expressed his support for the UN-led membership and its treaty bodies, emphasizing that “the UN is a platform for constructive dialogue & cooperation rather than a battleground for political manipulation and bloc confrontation.”
Overall, Qin’s proposal represents a significant step forward in the ongoing effort to promote and protect human rights worldwide.
His proposal aims to promote a fairer global human rights system through a comprehensive approach that considers the unique challenges faced by different countries.