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HUMAN RIGHTS STRATEGY REPORT In April 2001, HRIC convened a two-day consultation to explore more effective human rights strategies for China. Building upon discussions with participants, including former government officials, scholars, activists, business people and journalists, in November 2001...
China’s entry into WTO has been presented as a great victory for the Chinese nation, with claims that it will push economic growth to new heights and bring increased prosperity to most people. Based on detailed research about the state of the urban unemployed in China, Dorothy J. Solinger questions...
Inside and outside China, much has been said and written about the impact of WTO entry on the lives of the country’s people. In this essay, Pitman B. Potter raises some questions about its potential to transform China’s legal system.
Wang Ruoshui, a renowned philosopher and journalist, and one of four dissidents who joined the board of Human Rights in China while still living in China, died of lung cancer at the age of 75 on January 9, 2002, in Boston. He was staying in the city while his wife, Feng Yuan, took up a Nieman...
Two new books in English about Chinese workers make important contributions to the growing body of information on the Chinese working class, past and present. Tim Pringle points to some lessons for effective strategies to support China’s labor movement that arise from his reading of these books...
China’s leaders often denounce corruption and an on-going campaign against the widespread bribery and graft which is costing the Communist Party much public support has resulted in a number of executions of prominent officials. But journalists who go beyond the approved targets of the anti-...
Mainland Report section July 1999 Special Anti-Corruption Edition FORMER DAQING MAYOR QIAN DIHUA ARRESTED Richest man in the area kept 29 mistresses By Wen Qingtian [Jiang Weiping’s pen name]
The Chinese Communist Party has proved remarkably successful at restricting what people say and write about the situation in China, writes Perry Link , so much so that invisible pressures for self-censorship extend to people far beyond the borders of the People’s Republic.
Massive violations exposed The prisoners of Hunan Red Mountain Prison speak bitterness
Born in 1954, Zhang Shanguang is one of China’s most outspoken defenders of worker rights. A former teacher and native of Xupu County, Hunan Province, Zhang was a chief organizer of the Hunan Autonomous Workers’ Federation during the 1989 democracy demonstrations. Zhang had been released in 1996...

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