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[Translation by Human Rights in China] On June 3, 1989, Li Ping and his classmates found out that classes would resume the following week. That night, he and several classmates flagged down a truck in front of the university. They wanted to go to Tiananmen Square to have a look. But the truck had...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] October 3, 2013, we took the train to Bayan Nur city in Inner Mongolia. After 14 hours of travel, we arrived in Linhe District at 3:40 a.m. Ren Wenlian’s younger brother warmly received us. Ren Wenlian’s Father, Ren Jinbao. Ren Wenlian’s father, Ren Jinbao (...
Underestimating Bad Faith It’s been a quarter of a century since the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre in China, one of the events that spurred governments around the world into putting human rights on their foreign policy agendas. And since that time, diplomats, activists, scholars, and others have debated...
This book’s sub-title hints at Emily T. Yeh’s main point: Tibet is being transformed by the Chinese occupation, which Beijing maintains is an act of generosity, even a gift, while Tibetans experience the occupation as oppression. This gives rise to one of Ms. Yeh’s propositions drawn from the...
Debating China: The U.S.-China Relationship in Ten Conversations reveals what American and Chinese academics think about both countries’ values and policies. With exceptions, the Chinese insist that whatever is wrong in China stems from foreign exploitation and interference. They see, too, U.S...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] In the early morning of June 4, 1989, Luan Yiwei was shot in the waist at the intersection of Chang’an Avenue and Nanchizi Street. He died just a day short of his 35th birthday. His wife, Chen Mei ( 陈梅 ) , born in 1956, graduated from Beijing International...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] Shi Yan’s ( 石岩 ) father, Shi Feng ( 石峰 ) , was an art consultant and composer for the Dalian Department of Cultural Affairs, Liaoning Province, and is now retired. His mother, Han Shuxiang ( 韩淑香 ), was a surgeon in the Dalian Municipal Central Hospital, and is...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] Guo Liying and I went to our last stop in our visits to victims’ families outside of Beijing: the home of Xiong Zhiming’s parents, in Jinxi County, Jiangxi Province. Xiong Zhiming’s father, Xiong Hui ( 熊辉 ), and his mother, Zhang Caifeng ( 张彩凤 ), had visited...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] Guo Liying ( 郭丽英 ) and I returned to Wuhan, Hubei Province, after visiting a victim’s family in the city of Xiantao. We then took a bus to Tongshan County, Xianning City in Hubei to visit Mrs. Jin Yaxi ( 金亚喜 ) , whose son Cheng Renxing was killed in the June...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] On our list of victims there is a Dai Jinping ( 戴金平 ) , whose surviving family lives in Xiantao City, Hubei Province. Before we left Beijing, we learned from the brief introduction of Dai Jinping’s family in the registry of survivors and families of victims...

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