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Excerpted from Metro (UK) : "This is another illustration of how a person who is trying to help might find himself snared by China's state secrets laws," said Sharon Hom of the watchdog Human Rights In China. "This use of the law as a sword hanging over rights' activists contradicts the reported '...
Excerpted from Council on Foreign Relations : To improve Beijing's image, China launched a new initiative: "Welcome the Olympics. Improve Manners and Foster New Attitudes." As a report (PDF) by Human Rights in China shows, the campaign is designed to discourage things like public spitting, belching...
Excerpted from Wall Street Journal : We translated a handful of these rules, certain that it wouldn’t be long before a full English translation was provided by the same folks who came up with the whole thing. On June 3, Xinhua reported that a Beijing Olympics official said an English version would...
Excerpted from Reuters : "In the midst of a national disaster, Huang Qi acted as a concerned citizen," Sharon Hom, executive director of New York-based Human Rights in China, said in a statement. "He sought to understand the situation and traveled to the disaster areas on numerous occasions to...
Excerpted from Agence France Presse : The New York-based Human Rights in China has urged Huang’s immediate release while accusing the Chinese government of cracking down on dissent ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August. "With less than 60 days left before the opening of the Olympic Games, the...
Excerpted from Asia Times : The "Legal Guidelines for Foreigners Entering, Exiting and Staying in China during the Olympics," released June 2, was a question and answer warning to foreigners about prohibited behavior, including sleeping in parks, carrying weapons and engaging in "illegal gatherings...
Excerpted from BBC Sport : Thankfully, they have been translated elsewhere [link to HRIC] to reveal information on entering and exiting the country, spectatorship at events, travel, accommodation, transportation, food and beverage and entertainment. Access to the full text of this article may...
Excerpted from Canwest News Service : Human Rights in China (HRIC) said Thursday that amidst all the dos and don'ts listed in the legal guidelines, a major concern is one prohibiting "carrying out of China documents or other materials that are classified as state secrets." The New York-based group...
Excerpted from Washington Post : Human Rights in China, the U.S.-based advocacy group, denounced the bureau's decision against the two lawyers as an attempt by the Chinese government to discourage lawyers from representing people who have human rights complaints. China cannot claim to enjoy rule of...
Excerpted from The Earth Times : Several rights groups joined the Tiananmen Mothers on Wednesday in pushing the Chinese government to account for its actions and release prisoners still held for taking part in the 1989 demonstrations. "The Chinese government must stop whitewashing the history of...

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