BEIJING — China has been actively promoting the development of global human rights under the rule of law, said a white paper issued by China’s State Council Information Office on Dec 15.
“China has always safeguarded world peace and contributed to global development, and upholds the international order,” said the document, titled “New Progress in the Legal Protection of Human Rights in China.”
The Chinese government advocates building a community of shared future for humanity, it added.
China actively participates in building a legal system of international human rights, earnestly fulfills international human rights obligations, conducts in-depth international exchanges and cooperation in judicial field, and champions the healthy development of global human rights.
From 1990 to August 2017, 36,000 Chinese military peacekeeping personnel were sent abroad to take part in 24 UN peacekeeping operations. In 2017 China built a peacekeeping standby force of 8,000 troops, figures from the white paper show.
In the Second Safe Mekong Joint Operation by China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, organized by China in 2016, 6,476 drug-related cases were solved, 9,927 suspects were arrested, and 12.7 tons of narcotics and 55.2 tons of precursor chemicals were seized.