CHRD releases “Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

CHRD releases “Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

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During the year 2020, while the world was battling the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese authorities used the exceptional period to further tighten its grip over mainland society while abandoning its pledge to respect a high-degree of autonomy in Hong Kong, says CHRD in its 2020 annual report on the (read more…)

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Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

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The year 2020 in China was marked by an escalation of restrictions of freedom of expression and access to information, including in relation to COVID-19. Early in the year, authorities blocked Chinese people from sharing information about the emergence of COVID-19. This action effectively prevented information from reaching medical professionals, (read more…)

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China: Immediately release Frontline Delivery Worker Chen Guojiang

China: Immediately release Frontline Delivery Worker Chen Guojiang

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 17) The Chinese government must immediately release labor organizer, delivery worker, Chen Guojiang (陈国江), who was detained on February 25 in Beijing. Chen, a popular social media activist, had frequently posted about the precarious working conditions of frontline delivery workers in Chinese cities and had (read more…)

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Winners Named for the 2021 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Winners Named for the 2021 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders—March 12, 2021) Human rights defenders Li Yufeng and Li Qiaochu are recipients of the seventh Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision to give this year’s award to both Ms. Li Yufeng and Ms. Li Qiaochu recognizes their long-standing civil society activism to (read more…)

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Westerners are increasingly scared of traveling to China as threat of detention rises

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Originally published by CNN on March 9, 2021 (CNN) Jeff Wasserstrom is a self-proclaimed China specialist who is seriously considering never returning to China — at least, he says, not while President Xi Jinping is in power. The American professor, who for decades made multiple trips a year to China (read more…)

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An investigative report on treatment of detainees

An investigative report on treatment of detainees

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An Investigative Survey Report on the Treatment of Detainees and Conditions in PRC Detention Centers Nationwide, by Chinese lawyer Huang Sha. All copyrights belong to the author. And the author is responsible for the contents of the report.

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Turkey’s Uighur exiles raise voices against China amid Erdogan’s silence

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Originally published by La Prensa Latina Media on February 11, 2021 Istanbul, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- The 50,000-strong community of exiled Uighurs in Istanbul have in recent weeks stepped up their protests against the alleged repression by Beijing of their people in their western Chinese homeland of Xinjiang, amid fears that (read more…)

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The Chinese Government Must End Reprisal Against Li Qiaochu for Exposing Torture

The Chinese Government Must End Reprisal Against Li Qiaochu for Exposing Torture

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The Chinese government must immediately end its detention of human rights defender Li Qiaochu (李翘楚). Ms. Li, a women’s rights and labor rights activist, was detained in likely retaliation against her for disclosing the details of torture suffered by her partner, legal scholar and civil rights advocate Xu Zhiyong. Without (read more…)

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Activists mark one-year countdown to Beijing Winter Olympics with protest

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Originally published by Phayul Newsdesk on February 23, 2021 By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 3: As the one-year countdown to the 2022 Winter Olympics begins on January 4, a coalition of over 170 activist groups called on nations to boycott the premier sporting event to be held in Beijing. On (read more…)

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China would welcome UN Human Rights Council visit ‘because there is no genocide in Xinjiang’

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Originally published by SCMP on February 23, 2021 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has rejected claims of genocide or oppression in the far western region of Xinjiang and said China would welcome the UN human rights chief to visit the region. Wang’s statement comes as international pressure mounts over accusations (read more…)

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《残障与我何干?》

《残障与我何干?》

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视频来自网络 《残障与我何干?》 你知道吗?在每个人的一生中,都可能因为一些原因而处于某种残障状态,比如受伤、生病、体弱等病理因素,年老、怀孕等生理因素,甚至包括提大件行李、抱小孩等生活因素。根据世卫组织的数据,在人口预期寿命超过70岁的国家和地区,平均每人有8年、11.5%的生命是在残障的状态下中度过的,而这些障碍是可以也应该被消除的。在传统观念里,”残疾 “一词意味着残缺和疾病,意味着能力不足,需要 “自强不息”、治病矫正,“早日融入主流社会”。这种过时的世界观把克服残疾障碍的责任推给了个人,但这种观念正在改变。  2008年,中国政府签署和批准了联合国《残疾人权利公约》,从那时起《公约》便在我国具有普遍的法律效力。《公约》认为残障之所以成为问题是因为社会存在各种障碍和歧视偏见,而非残障人个体,因此解决残障问题需要消除社会障碍。基于这样的原因,倡导者更多使用“残障”这个词而不是“残疾”。根据《公约》,政府、公共场所、企业和个人都有责任做出改变,增加无障碍设施,建立一个更加平等的社会,让每个人都有机会发挥全部潜力。

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Terry Glavin: Do athletes really want Olympic medals that have been soaked in blood?

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Originally published by National Post on February 10, 2021 Now that a rising global movement to move the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing is finally starting to pick up steam in Canada, there’s a debate worth having about it, and some difficult questions to be raised. Can the International Olympic (read more…)

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