China: End ideological “Zero COVID” and put human life and dignity first 

China: End ideological “Zero COVID” and put human life and dignity first 

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to scrap any unnecessarily burdensome and harmful measures and immediately end the “Zero COVID” policy.

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Global Financial leaders Must Speak Up for Human Rights Ahead of HK Summit

Global Financial leaders Must Speak Up for Human Rights Ahead of HK Summit

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On November 1-3, over 30 influential global finance players will be in Hong Kong for the Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit. CHRD calls on these bankers to bring up the deteriorating human rights situation in Hong Kong as a matter of the utmost urgency.

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As Party Congress looms, dissidents languish and Party ramps up ideological control

As Party Congress looms, dissidents languish and Party ramps up ideological control

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In the lead of to the Party Congress, many human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been prominent voices of a vision for a democratic China that respects international human rights principles have languished in pre-trial detention. 

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China must protect the rights of detained human rights defenders Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing 

China must protect the rights of detained human rights defenders Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing 

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CHRD and a coalition of 24 human rights NGOs urge for the release of Chinese investigative journalist Huang Xueqin, and labor rights advocate Wang Jianbing, who was taken away by police exactly one year ago for allegedly ‘inciting subversion of state power’.

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Unconscionably Delayed UN Report Rebukes China’s False Narrative on Xinjiang

Unconscionably Delayed UN Report Rebukes China’s False Narrative on Xinjiang

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CHRD welcomes the report assessing the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) by the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights but regrets the unconscionable delay in issuing the report.

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Civil society call to end enforced disappearances in China

Civil society call to end enforced disappearances in China

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On the International Day of the Disappeared, the international community must recognize and respond to the widespread use of enforced disappearances in the People’s Republic of China.

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China: End Mistreatment of Defenders with Disabilities and Advocates for Disability Rights

China: End Mistreatment of Defenders with Disabilities and Advocates for Disability Rights

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to end torture and mistreatment of detained or jailed human rights defenders with disabilities, lift restrictions on civil society organizations, and comply with its treaty obligations to protect disability rights.

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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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China Must Free Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping: Unfair Trial A Travesty of Justice  

China Must Free Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping: Unfair Trial A Travesty of Justice  

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The July 26 trial of lawyer Chang Weiping in China is yet another incidence of travesty of justice. The Chinese government, in light of its international obligations to protect human rights, must immediately and unconditionally release Chang Weiping. 

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UN Set to Review Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Hong Kong

UN Set to Review Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC) and the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) have written a joint submission to the UN Human Rights Committee, the treaty body responsible for monitoring the Hong Kong government’s compliance with the ICCPR, to aid in its review. 

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Wang Jianbing ( 王建兵)

Wang Jianbing ( 王建兵)

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The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention determined that Wang Jianbing was being held arbitrarily, and that the government should take urgent action to ensure Wang’s “immediate unconditional release”. 

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UN High Commissioner Must Speak Up on Her China Visit for Los Desaparecidos

UN High Commissioner Must Speak Up on Her China Visit for Los Desaparecidos

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CHRD and Dialogue China urge UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to bring up the issue of zero accountability for the June 4th Tiananmen Massacre with Chinese authorities on her brief visit to China. 

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