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China issues white paper on human rights
April 9, 2001 -- The Chinese government released a white paper detailing the progress made in human rights in 2000.

"The year 2000 was a year of milestone-like significance in the course of China's development along modern lines, and also a year that witnessed continued advance in China's human rights cause. And the human rights situation maintained a good momentum of development," says the white paper, published by the State Council Information Office under the title "Progress in China's Human Rights Cause in 2000."