Urgent Life-Threatening Conditions in Lockdown Shanghai Demand Prompt Investigation 

Urgent Life-Threatening Conditions in Lockdown Shanghai Demand Prompt Investigation 

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to save lives from unnecessary deaths, protect human rights, especially international human rights conventions with respect to COVID-19 prevention, and to be transparent about the numbers of infections and deaths – both COVID-19 related and other preventable deaths.

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Persecuted Human Rights Defenders Languish in Police Custody

Persecuted Human Rights Defenders Languish in Police Custody

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Detained human rights defenders continue to suffer from arbitrary detention and abuses of their legal rights throughout China. CHRD urges for their immediate release.

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UN High Commissioner must uphold principled and coherent response to China’s human rights crisis 

UN High Commissioner must uphold principled and coherent response to China’s human rights crisis 

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High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet must ensure her announced UN visit is credible, unfettered and meaningful, and that it is preceded by the prompt release of the much-awaited UN report on serious violations in Xinjiang, the Uyghur region

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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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China: End Censorship, Prioritize Human Rights over Politicized “Zero-COVID” 

China: End Censorship, Prioritize Human Rights over Politicized “Zero-COVID” 

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The Chinese government must protect the right to food and provide urgent care for the 26 million residents in Shanghai and many others in cities currently under COVID-19 lockdown. Authorities must immediately stop censoring affected residents’ expressions of outcries for help with basic necessities and concerns over government COVID-19 measures (read more…)

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Huang Xueqin (黄雪琴)

Huang Xueqin (黄雪琴)

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“Being a journalist is not a crime.” Read the defender portrait of Huang Xueqin, an independent journalist and #MeToo movement leader authorities in Guangzhou have held since September 2021 for “inciting subversion of state authority.”

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Re: European Union-China summit

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We are writing to share our concerns and recommendations ahead of the forthcoming European Union (EU) – China summit.

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Winners Named for the 2022 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Winners Named for the 2022 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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Human rights defenders He Fangmei and Chang Weiping are recipients of the eighth Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision to give this year’s award to both Ms. He Fangmei and Mr. Chang Weiping recognizes their long-standing civil society activism to promote protection of human rights in (read more…)

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CHRD calls for immediate release of anti-war activist and end to war-related censorship 

CHRD calls for immediate release of anti-war activist and end to war-related censorship 

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CHRD condemns the detention of a Chinese citizen who has attempted to engage in peaceful assembly to reflect his views on foreign policy issues, namely the military conflict in Ukraine.

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CHRD launches “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID”

CHRD launches “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID”

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CHRD launches our annual human rights report – “Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID” – that lays out the key human rights trends in 2021 and beyond.

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Zero Tolerance for Human Rights Defenders in the Year of “Zero COVID”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2021)

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Throughout 2021, the Chinese state continued to tighten control over nearly all facets of society, often under the pretense of controlling the spread of COVID-19 and protecting national security. As in consecutive years past, government authorities took harsh reprisal measures against human rights defenders in China, Hong Kong, the Xinjiang (read more…)

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Beijing Olympics Begin Amid Atrocity Crimes

Beijing Olympics Begin Amid Atrocity Crimes

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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will open amid atrocity crimes and other grave human rights violations by the Chinese government, 243 nongovernmental organizations from around the world said today. The groups urged governments to join a diplomatic boycott of the Games, slated to begin February 4, 2022, and for athletes and sponsors not (read more…)

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