China’s Heavy-Handed Push to Prevent a UN Report on Xinjiang

China’s Heavy-Handed Push to Prevent a UN Report on Xinjiang

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The release of the UN Human Rights Office’s Xinjiang report is an important step in ensuring that the facts of the Chinese government’s atrocities in the region are recorded and documented so that justice may eventually be served. It should be issued immediately.

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Letter of Nomination by Prominent Scholars of 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists

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We write to nominate Hong Kong prisoners of conscience Chow Hang-tung, Gwyneth Ho, Jimmy Lai, Lee Cheuk-yan, and Joshua Wong for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. These five are among about one hundred and fifty others who have been arrested under a National Security Law imposed on Hong Kong in (read more…)

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The crackdown on trade unions in Hong Kong: what response from responsible investors?

The crackdown on trade unions in Hong Kong: what response from responsible investors?

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As the Hong Kong government punishes trade unions and cracks down on civil society, the business community must reassess risk levels in Hong Kong.

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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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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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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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Attacks on foreign journalists in China cast shadow over Beijing’s upcoming Olympics

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By William Nee  On July 20, in the central plains of Henan province, one of China’s most important regional cities, Zhengzhou, received a record-shattering 622mm of rainfall within a 24-hour period. It was described as a “once in a millennium” event in Chinese media.  As the rains fell, videos of unimaginable devastation and heroic (read more…)

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China’s 709 Crackdown Is Still Going On

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Originally published by The Diplomat on 9 July, 2021 Starting from the early hours on July 9, 2015, police across China set out in teams to conduct a series of coordinated raids. Organized by the Ministry of Public Security, these police nabbed people from hotel rooms in the middle of (read more…)

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法治的冬天远未结束 人权律师后继有人

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709镇压六周年已经到来。 在这过去的六年里,中国人权状况持续恶化,人权律师队伍严重受创,中国法治继续恶化。表现为:“政治”案件全部由公安部成立专案组来办理,公检法沆瀣一气,严重涉嫌搞秘密关押、酷刑,以及对家属珠链、阻止律师介入人权案件。中国法治的冬天远远没有结束。

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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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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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