New Wave of Persecution Against Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Must Sound the Alarm

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CHRD calls for urgent international attention to recent developments in persecuting and clamping down on human rights lawyers in China, with criminal trials against three Chinese human rights lawyers – Li Yuhan, Qin Yongpei, and Hao Jingsong — and revocation of the licenses of two veteran lawyers – Liang Xiaojun, (read more…)

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The world cannot rely on Chinese state media to know if Peng Shuai is free

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“Peng Shuai’s latest statement – released through state media – should not be taken at face value. The Chinese government has a long history of arbitrarily detaining people involved in controversial cases, controlling their ability to speak freely, and making them give forced statements. Until Peng Shuai is free, the (read more…)

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Journalism Becomes a Victim of China’s New Nationalism

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After a half a century, very few Chinese people have reconsidered the correctness of this war, just like back then the company of soldiers didn’t doubt the ‘wise policy decisions’ of their superiors.”

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Urgent Actions Needed to Stop Cultural Rights Violations Against Uyghurs

Urgent Actions Needed to Stop Cultural Rights Violations Against Uyghurs

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The mass detention of peaceful Uyghur intellectuals demonstrates the hidden human rights atrocity beneath the Chinese government’s absurd narrative that its suppression is necessary for “fighting terrorism”. The international community must speak out and take strong actions with a renewed sense of urgency

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王怡会成为下一个刘晓波吗?

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近日网络传出一首狱中王怡牧师给她的妻子蒋蓉的诗《与妻》,不知其来源,但秋雨教会的信徒以及关心王怡的朋友们一致认为是王怡狱中所创

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China: immediately release #MeToo activist and fellow civil society advocate

China: immediately release #MeToo activist and fellow civil society advocate

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Human Rights Defenders, September 21, 2021) One journalist and one activist have gone missing for two days. Colleagues and friends fear that police took them into custody in Guangzhou. CHRD urges Chinese authorities to investigate their whereabouts and, if confirmed, release them immediately and unconditionally.

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RSF and 44-NGO coalition urge Chinese President Xi Jinping to release Covid-19 reporter on hunger strike

RSF and 44-NGO coalition urge Chinese President Xi Jinping to release Covid-19 reporter on hunger strike

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On September 17th, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a coalition of 44 human rights NGOs urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to exonerate and release Covid-19 reporter Zhang Zhan, who has been on hunger strike since May 2020, for which she was forced-fed.

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The Chinese government should have investigated a lawyer’s torture allegations, not tortured him again

The Chinese government should have investigated a lawyer’s torture allegations, not tortured him again

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CHRD condemns the Chinese government’s latest alleged torture of Chang Weiping and urges the international community to hold China to account for its blatant disregard of its human rights obligations

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Hong Kong: Drop Charges Against Vigil Organizers

Hong Kong: Drop Charges Against Vigil Organizers

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CHRD joined 61 other groups in calling on the Hong Kong government to drop all charges against leaders of the civic group that had been holding annual mass vigils in Victoria Park commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre.

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Persecution of the Hong Kong Alliance makes a mockery of NSL promises

Persecution of the Hong Kong Alliance makes a mockery of NSL promises

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CHRD condemns the ongoing persecution against the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement of China (“the Hong Kong Alliance”), and in particular, the arrest on Thursday of chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, vice-chairs Chow Hang-tung and Albert Ho on the charge of “inciting subversion”, which could carry a (read more…)

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As China Rolled Out Its COVID-19 Shots, Victims of Earlier Vaccine Scandals Vanished

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By Renee Xia July 24, 2021 He Fangmei was seven months pregnant when she, her husband, and their two young children were taken from their home in Henan province by authorities last October. They have not been heard from since. A 2018 scandal involving the Chinese vaccine manufacturer Changsheng Bio (read more…)

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In China, ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Is the Only Accepted Religion

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It is no surprise that China under President Xi Jinping is becoming increasing hostile to freedom of religion. However, recent cases show some of the main tactics the government is employing to control and suppress Christianity in China. This includes forcing independent churches to join religious organizations supervised by the (read more…)

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