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This essay, penned for the 12th anniversary of June Fourth, reflects on three people who died unjust deaths at different moments in the course of the last 50 years. Its author, Ding Zilin , is the coordinator of the Tiananmen Mothers group that is campaigning for a proper accounting for the 1989...
Racial discrimination in the PRC Here we present a summary and excerpts of some sections of a HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA (HRIC) report submitted to the United Nations to assist in a review of the PRC’s record on racial discrimination. The original report also included a major section on discrimination...
An undated photo of Lin Zhao, born in 1932, pen-name of Peng Lingzhao. Lin was labeled a “rightist” in 1957 when she was 25 after she made remarks publicly showing sympathy towards “rightist” schoolmates. Later she wrote articles for an unofficial publication and sent a long petition to Mao Zedong...
Since the launch of this global effort to give solidarity to the Tiananmen Mothers’ struggle for accountability in May 2000, his campaign has become a key focus of activities to remember the events of 1989 in Hong Kong. In the past year, the campaign has concentrated on human rights education,...
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HRIC is frequently asked, “What can I do to make a difference?” This page gives suggestions on what you can do in specific areas of concern. URGENT MEDICAL CONCERN Labor activist Li Wangyang , 51, has just been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a court in his native Shaoyang, Hunan Province, for...
Li Wangyang , a veteran labor rights activist from Hunan Province, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “incitement to subvert state power” by the People’s Intermediate Court of Shaoyang on September 20, 2001. Li was accused of subversion for demanding that the government pay for treatment of...
Still recovering from an unexpected ordeal On July 14, one day after Beijing was selected as the host of the 2008 Olympic Games, Dr. Li Shaomin was tried on charges of espionage. The result, announced the same day, was a forgone conclusion: guilty as charged. However, Li was not sentenced to prison...
Li Shaomin, Gao Zhan & Qin Guangguang have been released due to pressure from the United States, but Qu Wei, convicted in the same spying case, is serving a 13-year prison term. Below is some information about him. Qu Wei was born in 1954 into an official family. At the age of 17, he joined the...
Article 4 of the 1982 Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) states that “any act which undermines the unity of the nationalities or instigates division is prohibited.” This is cited in the Chinese government’s report on its implementation of the International Convention on the...

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