Human rights education enters Chinese campus: report

Updated: 2016-06-14 10:27


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BEIJING - Human rights education has entered Chinese campus, according to the Assessment Report on the Implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2012-2015) issued by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday.

Starting from 2012, the state made sure that knowledge about personal rights, economic rights and the right to receive education was included in courses and textbooks in all primary and secondary schools in accordance with both the newly-revised course standard for every subject of nine-year compulsory education and the characteristics of students' age, the report said.

The state also made sure that students were aware of citizens' legitimate rights and duties, in an effort to enhance the awareness of rights among students.

In accordance with the requirements in the Action Plan, institutions of higher learning strengthened the development of human rights related majors, offered related courses for four-year college students majoring in law, compiled human rights teaching materials and accelerated the education for special talents on human rights, it added.

Institutions of higher learning enrolled masters and Ph.D. candidates in disciplines including human rights law, politics and philosophy of human rights, and set up post-doctoral research centers in human rights.

The China University of Political Science and Law and the Southwest University of Political Science and Law independently offered secondary disciplines on human rights law, according to the report.