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(Listen to the podcast) HRIC Introduction Welcome to the first installment of HRIC’s new podcast series. We begin with a segment that looks at the complex relationship between Hong Kongers and mainlanders at this critical historical juncture. Last year in Hong Kong, during the Umbrella Movement,...
In this new issue of China Rights Forum —“HK & Mainland: Shared Future, Contested Present”—we are pleased to launch our new podcast series. Building upon the discussion we initiated in two previous CRF issues: “ Hong Kong & Mainland China: Building a shared Future ” (2011, No. 4), and “...
Building upon the discussion we initiated in two previous China Rights Forum issues: “Hong Kong & Mainland China: Building a shared Future” (2011, No. 4), and “Steadfast in the Storm” (2014, No. 2), we continue to explore the linkages between the present citizen struggles and democratic futures...
Shenzhen lawyers Fan Biaowen, Wang Shengsheng, and others have been dismissed from their respective law firms for “breach of contract,” because they showed concern for and participated in public interest cases. The district Bureaus of Justice, under the jurisdiction of the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau...
[English Translation by HRIC] Dear Kitty Ho of September 28, If I told you how I’ve spent this past month and what I’ve heard, you would tell me I am a liar. . . . Ever since you were little, you’ve been scared of crowds and death. That was why you didn’t try to get into Admiralty in Central, but...
On August 21, Feng Zhenghu made his first visit to the reception office of the 2nd Central Inspection Team in Shanghai. While there, he asked the Central Inspection Team to investigate and handle seven key problems, including the difficulty of filing cases with the Shanghai court, citizens not...
In 1989, millions of democracy and labor activists and other citizens throughout China demanded reforms. The leaders responded with tanks and violence and then attempted to silence demands for political reform with the benefits of economic liberalization. What the Chinese people got are...
We—more than three dozen rights defenders—protested in front of Zhengzhou No. 3 Detention Center, to support the “Ten Gentlemen of Zhengzhou.” They were all detained and arrested on trumped up charges, such as “illegal business activity” and “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” and many are...

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