The delegation of China Foundation for Human Rights Development(CFHRD)wrapped up its three-day visit to Britain.
The delegation, headed by Huang Mengfu, chairman of the CFHRD, visited British institutions including the British Parliament, the Bar Council and the Asia House, exchanging views with members of Parliament,experts and scholars on issues such as human rights protection and legal construction.
Huang said that over the past five years, the basic rights of the Chinese people have been further protected as the economic, legal and democratic construction in China keep advancing.
He stressed that as the world's largest developing country, China should uphold development as its priority.
"The right to life and right to development are primary human rights for China," he said.
Huang said that he believes it is normal for countries to have different views on human rights since they have different history and cultural inheritance, social system as well as development level.
The British side said it is very necessary for the two countries to have communication and exchanges on issues concerning human rights, urging strengthened bilateral exchanges on the grassroots level as well as the government level in the future.
The delegation had visited Italy and the Czech Republic.
(Xinhua News Agency September 28, 2017)