Chinese experts share ethnic minority rights protection experience at UN forum

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BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Three Chinese human rights experts attended the United Nations Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Minority Issues from Tuesday to Wednesday via video conference.

The experts, all with the China Society for Human Rights Studies, delivered keynote speeches on China's experience in the governance of ethnic minority groups, protection of ethnic minority women's rights and interests, and border areas development.

Zhao Xiaojing, from the Northwest University of Political Science and Law, said that through the regional ethnic autonomy system, China effectively protects the rights of ethnic minority groups. It also supports all ethnic groups in developing economies and improving people's livelihoods to achieve common development and prosperity.

Zhao noted that equal protection of political, economic, and cultural rights of all ethnic groups has been achieved through promoting balanced regional development.

Xia Jianghao, from the Institute for Human Rights of the China University of Political Science and Law, expounded on China's achievements in safeguarding the rights of ethnic minority women.

Professor Wu Xi with the Southwest University of Political Science and Law delivered a keynote speech on leveraging the location advantages of border areas and maintaining long-term security and stability there.

The forum, themed "conflict prevention and the protection of the human rights of minorities," was convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues. Discussions will inform the work and recommendations of the 14th session of the global UN Forum on Minority Issues.

UN officials and government representatives, experts, and scholars from China, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, the Philippines, and other countries attended the forum. Enditem

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