Human rights in China: Between Marx and Confucius

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Since the death of Mao Zedong and the subsequent implementation of an ?open door? economic policy, foreign criticism of China's human rights record has greatly increased. China maintains that it possesses a distinct understanding of rights deriving from its own history and national conditions. In particular, China cites the doctrine of Marxism, its state ideology since 1949, as the primary influence on its perception of rights. Yet, China also persists in a peculiarly Confucian orthodoxy, identifiable both in its official theory and practice of rights. Is there a universal principle of human rights, or does China's entrenched Confucian heritage of itself argue against the pertinence of foreign criticisms?
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