BEIJING -- China will hold a major human rights exhibition from November 17
to 26 in Beijing to showcase its efforts and determination to protect human
rights, sources with the Information Office of the State Council said here
More than 700 pictures, 250 legal documents and over 300 books will be on
show at the exhibition, which is said to be the largest ever held in China,
according to the office.
Organizers said they hope the exhibition will enable people to get a clearer
picture of human rights conditions in China.
"It is everyone's responsibility to respect, protect and develop human
rights," said Dong Yunhu, vice chairman of the China Society for Human Rights
"I believe the exhibition will help promote human rights in China and boost
exchanges between China and the outside world on this topic," said Dong.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the UN International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social
and Cultural Rights. It is also 15 years since China issued its White Paper on
Human Rights in China.
The exhibition will be jointly held by the Information Office of the State
Council, the China Society for Human Rights Studies and the China Foundation for
Human Rights Development.