In the Shadow of the Tiananmen Crackdown

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Both China and the U.S. have profited from Beijing’s state violence. By Ramona Li Thirty-two years ago, the Chinese government began its crackdown on democracy demonstrations in Beijing. Though rarely discussed in the U.S., the legacy of June 4, 1989, is all around us. The start of China’s democracy protests (read more…)

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CHRD“人权小额资助”2021年度启事

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CHRD“人权小额资助”项目旨在为遭受迫害的人权捍卫者提供法律援助、人道援助; 为维护和倡导人权的公民行动提供支持。本项目同时致力于敦促中国政府兑现《世界人权宣言》并落实已经批准加入的各项国际人权公约,推动国内法的制订和实施符合国际人权标准,以促进公民、政治、经济、社会、文化人权的保护。

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Leader Carrie Lam must not let the memory of the Tiananmen Massacre die in Hong Kong on her watch

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Authorities have an obligation under both international and domestic law to respect the right of peaceful assembly, writes William Nee. By William Nee Ahead of the 32nd anniversary this year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam must not let the memory of the Tiananmen Massacre die on her watch, and (read more…)

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Chen Zhaozhi (陈兆志)

Chen Zhaozhi (陈兆志)

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Haidian District police in Beijing criminally detained Chen Zhaozhi for “fabricating and deliberately disseminating fake information” on March 11 over his online speech about the COVID-19 pandemic. Chen’s family hired a lawyer when he was first seized, but the lawyer’s requests for visit were denied until April 23, 2020. On (read more…)

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COVID-19 and Human Rights in China

COVID-19 and Human Rights in China

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Database of Cases CHRD has documented 897 cases involving Chinese Internet users penalized by police for their online speech or information sharing about coronavirus between January 1 and March 26, 2020. The full bilingual Chinese and English list can be found here. Reports/Statements China: Stop Using COVID-19 for Unnecessary Restrictions (read more…)

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Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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Police in cities across China disappeared, detained, and harassed activists during the period around the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre.

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1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

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Chengdu police reportedly took away activist Chen Yunfei from his home in the Wenjiang District on May 31, 2020.

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31st Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre

31st Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre

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The Chinese Communist Party iron-fisted grip on power has perpetuated its leaders’ enjoyment of impunity for the Tiananmen massacre of pro-democracy protestors for 31 years. Victims and their families have never received justice. Photo by David Chen.

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Police Take Away Journalist Jiang Xue After Her Article Mourning Dr. Li Wenliang

Police Take Away Journalist Jiang Xue After Her Article Mourning Dr. Li Wenliang

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Xi’an Police seized prominent journalist Jiang Xue on May 18. Her whereabouts and the criminal charges against her are unknown.

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Police Detain Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan, Who Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan

Police Detain Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan, Who Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan

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Shanghai police criminally detained citizen journalist and activist Zhang Zhan on May 15, 2020, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” She had been reporting from Wuhan since February about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish

Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish

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By Frances Eve | The Chinese government has treated Huang Qi and Pu Wenqing with utter disregard for their human rights and human dignity. It should take a first step to right the wrong by granting this dying woman her wish and let her see her son.

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Veteran Activists Imprisoned and Detained for Online Speech

Veteran Activists Imprisoned and Detained for Online Speech

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Chinese police persecuted two HRDs for their online speech. Hunan activist Liu Yanli received a four-year prison sentence on April 22 and former prisoner of conscience Xie Wenfei was criminally detained on April 29.

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