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Delegation of China Society for Human Rights Studies visits Greece

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A delegation from China's largest non-governmental national human rights organization visited Greece on July 5 and 6 to exchange thoughts on human rights progress.

China SCIOUpdated: July 10, 2018

A delegation from the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) visited Greece on July 5 and 6 after wrapping up a visit to the U.K. 

The delegation from the CSHRS, China's largest national non-governmental organization in the field of human rights, visited the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), the Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER) and the Greek National Commission for Human Rights, as well as other organizations, before meeting with top Greek organization leaders, lawyers, judges, professors, researchers and senior journalists.

A delegation from the CSHRS holds symposia with Spyridon Flogaitis, director of EPLO, Charalampos Tsardanidis, director of IIER and others during a visit to Greece from July 5 to 6. [Photo/SWUPL News]


The delegation, headed by Fu Zitang, vice-president of the CSHRS and president of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, held symposia with Spyridon Flogaitis, director of EPLO, Charalampos Tsardanidis, director of IIER and others.

The delegation presented information about China's substantial progress in protecting and improving people's livelihood over 40 years of reform and opening up, including the reduction of the number of people living in poverty by over 68 million since 2012. Moreover, China's active engagement in international human rights affairs was highlighted, including communicating with international human rights organizations and experts through attending and hosting human rights symposiums

The Greek side expressed their honor at having the opportunity to exchange ideas with the delegation from the second largest economy in the world, and their appreciation for the information provided by the delegation about China's human rights progress. 

Members of the Greek side also expressed their belief that Europe should have multiple understandings and explanations on human rights issues, and that China's interpretations of human rights should be respected.