For the China Story to be Credible, the Chinese Government Must Confront its Abuses

For the China Story to be Credible, the Chinese Government Must Confront its Abuses

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If Xi Jinping wants China to plausibly present itself to the world as a “credible, lovable, and respectable” country, he must end human rights violations.

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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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停止以“危害国家安全”来限制公民的出境权

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许多坚持维权的大陆人权捍卫者都不能出境,这是不争的事实。但最近牵动人心涉及出境权利的两个事件,一是郭飞雄被限制出境,中共断然不顾他身患癌症妻子在美国需亲人照顾; 二是唐吉田被限制出境,他女儿孤独一人在日本昏迷不醒二十多天的现状没有让当权者拒绝放行的决定有任何的动摇。

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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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China: Immediately release activist Xing Wangli and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

China: Immediately release activist Xing Wangli and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

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CHRD calls on the Chinese government to immediately release activist Xing Wangli (邢望力) and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong (江天勇). Xing Wangli has apparently been criminally detained because he visited lawyer Jiang Tianyong.

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Chinese authorities must investigate torture claims by detained web designer

Chinese authorities must investigate torture claims by detained web designer

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The Chinese government, a party to the Convention against Torture, must immediately launch a prompt and impartial investigation of police officers accused of committing torture against a website administrator, Niu Tengyu.

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Chinese authorities must immediately end their prosecution of citizen journalists

Chinese authorities must immediately end their prosecution of citizen journalists

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CHRD denounces Chinese authorities for putting on trial two citizen journalists, Chen Mei and Cai Wei, on a charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” at Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court on May 11.

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China: Immediately Free Poet Wang Zang and His Wife Wang Li

China: Immediately Free Poet Wang Zang and His Wife Wang Li

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The Chinese government must end its egregious persecution of prominent poet Wang Zang (王藏) and its petty retaliation against his wife, Wang Li (王丽).

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Beijing’s double speak: Why China owes the United Nations more than mere lip service

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“It would be hard to take Xi Jinping’s flowery promises about respecting international law seriously while he is engaged in trampling on it in Hong Kong,” writes William Nee.

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The Chinese government must cooperate with investigation into the suspicious death of activist Guo Hongwei

The Chinese government must cooperate with investigation into the suspicious death of activist Guo Hongwei

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Chinese authorities must cooperate with an investigation into the death of human rights defender Guo Hongwei (郭洪伟) and prevent the destruction of any evidence related to his death in custody.

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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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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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