BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- China and Australia held their 15th round of human rights dialogue on Thursday in Beijing.
The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on a wide range of issues and the dialogue was positive, frank and fruitful, according to a press release of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Both sides introduced their latest achievements in protecting and promoting human rights, the press release said, noting that China elaborated on improvements to the judicial system.
They also touched on the human rights work of the United Nations, according to the press release.
China also expressed concern on the issue of Australia's treatment of refugees and the situation of indigenous people, it said.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong and Deputy Secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Gillian Bird co-chaired the dialogue.
The Australian delegation will also visit the State Ethnic Affairs Commission and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences as well as meet with non-governmental organizations.