April 1st, 2012
Human Rights in China
Human rights in China have always been a huge problem in society. Human rights always use to deny hard working citizens in China of their rights; their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The government of China took some innocent citizens lives because they stood up for what they believed in, also after the ‘Tankman’ incident China really took their strictness of the people’s rights even worse. China truly did deny the humans of their rights as much as the government wanted to.
Human rights in China used to be a cruel, terrifying government to live under. China used to be completely strict about what and what not the citizens were allowed to do, see, speak, and hear. The Chinese government even took the lives of some citizens as punishment of what they did. They could simply just be talking about the government the wrong way and if they wrong person heard it, they would be punished cruelly. “China executes more people each year than any other country and while official statistics remain secret, Amnesty’s figures show that China executed at least 1,718 people in 2008, nearly three-quarters (72%) of the world’s executions.” (Bloxham 1) It did take a while for the Chinese government to loosen up. The first action that took place in other countries finally getting involved to help these people was in 2009. “The Action Plan applies the Constitutional principle of respecting and protecting human rights to the various fields of politics, economy, culture and social construction, and the various links of legislation, law enforcement, judicature, governance and administration. The document expressly stipulates the objectives and concrete measures of the Chinese government in promoting and protecting human rights.”(Xinhuanet 2) The Chinese had a real wakeup call when other countries were trying to persuade them to change their government. They did indeed loosen up a...