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Xiao Qiang, Executive Director of Human Rights in China (HRIC), addressed the United Nations Commission on Human Rights today, urging member states to adopt a resolution censuring China for its gross and systematic human rights abuses. Xiao Qiang delivered the following statement on behalf of the...
Human Rights in China today called upon President George W. Bush to intercede on behalf of a U.S.-based Chinese scholar who disappeared into detention without charge on February 11. President Bush will be meeting this week with Vice Premier Qian Qichen in Washington.
Last week, Human Rights in China (HRIC) sent [*] the attached letter to members of the National People’s Congress (NPC) urging them to put reform of the criminal justice system at the top of the agenda for the assembly’s current session, focusing in particular on further revisions of the Criminal...
On Monday February 26, the first activity in a program of technical cooperation between the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Chinese government on human rights will begin in Beijing, in the form of a workshop on the “punishment of minor crimes.” On the occasion of this...
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York will hold a conference on the Li Peng lawsuit regarding the US State Department’s refusal to comply with plaintiffs’ discovery requests. To date, Defendant Li Peng has not entered an appearance in the case. However, the US State Department...
Mr. Kofi Annan Secretary-General United Nations, New York Re: Visit to China January 18, 2001 Respected Secretary-General Annan, We trust that human rights will rank high on your agenda during your visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Human Rights in China (HRIC) would like to share with...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes the publication of The Tiananmen Papers, calling them a perfect catalyst for genuine accountability for the June 4, 1989 massacre and crackdown. "This glimpse into the inner workings of China’s senior decision-making process allows us to assign responsibility...
Cooperation with UN, wording and substance call into question China’s commitment to improving human rights
Led by Ding Zilin, Zhang Xianling and Su Bingxian, a group of 110 June Fourth victims and family members in China has issued a statement entitled, “A Declaration on the U.S. Federal Court’s Acceptance of the Lawsuit Brought by June Fourth Victims Against Li Peng for Crimes Against Humanity.” (Full...

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