The Dark Side of the Boom: As China’s Economy Grows, Evictions and Land Grabs Rise With It

The Dark Side of the Boom: As China’s Economy Grows, Evictions and Land Grabs Rise With It

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By Victor Clemens, The booming construction and development industry in China has brought about a devastating side effect: violent episodes of land appropriation, housing evictions, and demolitions that typically victimize the poorest citizens, especially in urban areas.

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China: Detained to Death

China: Detained to Death

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By Renee Xia & Perry Link, The detention of activists by the Chinese government is well known, but there is relatively little discussion about medical treatment in detention facilities. This issue is crucial for understanding what happened to Cao Shunli, a legal rights activist who died in custody in March (read more…)

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