CHINA: Higher education helps human rights progress

The development of higher education has contributed greatly to China's human rights, an expert told the ongoing Beijing Forum on Human Rights, reports China View. Xue Jinwen, director of the Human Rights Research Centre at Nankai University in Tianjin, said the historic development of higher education was of positive and significant importance to the development of the country's rights cause.

Noting that education was an important measurement of human rights, Xue said China's higher education had developed swiftly over the past decade. The number of on-campus college students tripled from 6.23 million in 1998 to 18.85 million in 2007. Expenditure on higher education increased from 54.9 billion yuan (US$7.8 billion) in 1998 to 255 billion yuan in 2005.
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