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The Connotations of Human Rights Under the Socialist Core Value System
October 27,2014   By:CSHRS

2. The socialist core value system determines the historicity and concreteness of the human rights concept in China, that is: to be based on the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics, to conform with spirit of the Chinese nation and the era, embody the centuries-old Chinese human rights culture and requirements of modern human rights and develop socialist human rights theory and practice with Chinese characteristics.

The human rights concept with Chinese characteristics is historical and concrete. The basic content of socialist core value system consists of four aspects, which are the essence summarized from the rich ideological and culture results accumulated over long-term practice of the people under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. Adhering to the steering position of Marxism, it has demonstrated that the stance, viewpoints and methodology are scientific. It emphasizes the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and the sustaining essence of the Chinese nation and the era, while showing the practicality and realism of the starting point and the destination. Its ideology is historical and concrete, not abstract and perpetual. As the soul of ideology, its significance lies in that it stipulates the historicity and concreteness of the human rights concept, i.e., the concept is appropriate for the characteristics of initial stage of socialism and the tasks of constructing socialism with Chinese characteristics, requiring maintaining and protection of human rights on the basis of the reality of modern world and modern China.

Safeguard and Development of human rights should adhere to the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Socialism with Chinese characteristics is the only right path established by the Communist Party of China while leading its people in practice and exploration over a long period of time, and the common ideological foundation and objective of all peoples in China. In modern China, the historicity and concreteness of the human rights concept is materialized as the objective reality and common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics to form human rights theory and practice that is accepted by people from all walks of life and worthy of their endeavor. In view of the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics, maintenance and protection of human rights should be based on the reality that China is in the initial stage of socialism and will remain so for a long time. Therefore, unrealistic objectives and requirements beyond the stage should not be proposed. The central task of economic construction should be guaranteed so as to forge a solid material foundation for national prosperity and people's wellbeing. To maintain, protect and develop of human rights based on the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics efforts should be made to internally link the sublime ideal of human rights and the development rules of the human society, and make it a connection and impetus for consolidating the spiritual and material forces of all peoples in China, so as to form a composite force for developing human rights cause under the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics...