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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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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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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China: End Escalating Persecution of Free Expression, Release Geng Xiaonan

China: End Escalating Persecution of Free Expression, Release Geng Xiaonan

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CHRD condemns the Chinese government for jailing independent publisher, entrepreneur Geng Xiaonan (耿潇男). Ms. Geng’s trial and conviction in Beijing this week marks a milestone in the escalation of the Chinese government’s persecution of its outspoken critics.

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Joint NGO letter to Biden Administration on US-China Policy Human Rights

Joint NGO letter to Biden Administration on US-China Policy Human Rights

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CHRD joins 23 other organizations and individuals devoted to improving respect for human rights in China in an open letter to urge the Biden administration to make human rights a priority in US-China policy.

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36 Civil Society Organisations urge inclusion of strong human rights safeguards in EU-China Investment Agreement

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Ahead of the upcoming Plenary session of the European Parliament, today a coalition of 36 civil society organisations (CSOs) have launched a Joint Appeal to the European Institutions calling for the inclusion of enforceable human rights clauses in the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).

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Hong Kong: Human Rights Groups Condemn Mass Arrests

Hong Kong: Human Rights Groups Condemn Mass Arrests

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We, the undersigned 35 groups and organizations dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights, condemn the arrests of over 50 pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong.

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就长沙公益仨现况致中国政府官员的公开信

就长沙公益仨现况致中国政府官员的公开信

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我们致信对程渊,刘大志,与吴葛健雄的安康深表关切。他们三位是致力于协助中国公民在不受歧视的条件下行使其合法权利而被拘留的社会服务人员。

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An open letter to Chinese officials on the status of the Changsha Funeng 3

An open letter to Chinese officials on the status of the Changsha Funeng 3

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We are writing to express deep concern about the well-being of detained social service workers Cheng Yuan (程渊), Liu Dazhi (刘大志) and Wu Gejianxiong (吴葛健雄), who have dedicated themselves to assisting Chinese citizens to exercise their legal rights without discrimination.

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Hong Kong: Police Must Release Activist Held on National Security Charges for Social Media Posts

Hong Kong: Police Must Release Activist Held on National Security Charges for Social Media Posts

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Hong Kong authorities must release student activist Tony Chung, who has been charged with “inciting secession” under the new National Security Law.

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