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Christian Jiang Zhanchun ( 蒋湛春) has been criminally detained in Zhenjiang City Detention Center on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble and disrupting the working order of state organs." Xu Yonghai ( 徐永海) , an elder of the Beijing Christian house church, Divine Love Group, appeals...
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The arrests of 15 pro-democracy activists on Saturday, April 18 marked a sharp turning point in the protest movement that has engulfed the city for nearly a full year. Taking place amidst a global pandemic and renewed calls for enactment of Article 23 national security law, this campaign targeted...
12 May 1997 Amnesty International USA Human Rights in China Human Rights Watch The International Freedom to Publish Committee of the AAP The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights PEN American Center Physicians for Human Rights and Viking Penguin invite you to "Stand in for Wei Jingsheng" An event in...
HRIC received the following account of the “release on bail” of lawyer Li Chunfu ( 李春富 ) , who was detained in the 709 crackdown in 2015. The account describes Li in a state of apparent psychological damage. It was written by Wang Qiaoling ( 王峭岭 ) , wife of Li’s brother, lawyer Li Heping (李和平) ,...

The Human Rights Council was established by the UN General Assembly on March 15, 2006 to replace the  Commission on Human Rights. Since its establishment, the Council has served as the primary global intergovernmental human rights body. According to the UN resolution establishing the Human Rights Council, the Council’s responsibilities include:

Before you read this review, and, I hope, F, remember that Mao Zedong’s giant portrait still gazes down on Tiananmen Square. On the book’s jacket there is this statement by the Great Teacher: “What kind of people are those we don’t execute? We don’t execute people like Hu Feng, not because their...
Challenging China: Struggle and Hope in an Era of Change

A collection of personal narratives and essays by Chinese journalists, intellectuals, lawyers, and activists, on topics including life of peasants and migrants, crime and punishment, prostitution, media censorship, and social and economic inequalities. Incudes two essays by Liu Xiaobo. “Those who want to know what life is really like inside China must read this essential book,” Ian Buruma

A timeline of the developments surrounding the extradition amendments introduced by the Hong Kong SAR government, which triggered a series of mass demonstrations, including a march of an estimated two million people on June 16, 2019, the largest in Hong Kong’s history.

Foreign rights groups, like the New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC), voiced support for the letter and urged the government to come to a more just conclusion to the massacre. Full Text
... But critics like Nicholas Becquelin from Human Rights in China said the government's developmental approach was accelerating the wealth disparity between the ... Full Article

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