China’s Progress in Human Rights Should be Applauded – Xinhua

From Xinhua:

British Minister for Africa, Asia and the United Nations Mark Malloch-Brown has praised China for making progress in improving citizens’ economic and social rights over the past 30 years.

Malloch-Brown made his comments Thursday at a debate in the British Parliament’s Upper House, saying “China, since its opening-up and reform in 1978, has lifted perhaps as many as 500 million people out of poverty.”

“We need to applaud that,” he said. [Full text]

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