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中国三百学者签署零八宪章 呼吁建立民主宪政

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

《零八宪章》由中国303名各界人士发起并签署。为因应世界人权宣言60周年,中国的维权人士呼吁在自由、平等、人权的普世价值下,在中国实施民主、共和、宪政的现代政治架构。原定于2008年12月10日签署《世界人权宣言》60周年这一天举行论坛,并发表中国《零八宪章》。
签署者除发起人刘晓波以外,尚有鲍彤、丁子霖、戴晴、于浩成、浦志强、张祖桦、茅于轼、冉云飞等,包括一些中国著名异见人士与维权人士。

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China’s Charter 08

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

The document calls not for ameliorative reform of the current political system but for an end to some of its essential features, including one-party rule, and their replacement with a system based on human rights and democracy.

The prominent citizens who have signed the document are from both outside and inside the government, and include not only well-known dissidents and intellectuals, but also middle-level officials and rural leaders. They chose December 10, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as the day on which to express their political ideas and to outline their vision of a constitutional, democratic China. They want Charter 08 to serve as a blueprint for fundamental political change in China in the years to come. The signers of the document will form an informal group, open-ended in size but united by a determination to promote democratization and protection of human rights in China and beyond.

The document is translated from Chinese by Perry Link.

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