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In this new issue of China Rights Forum —“HK & Mainland: Shared Future, Contested Present”—we are pleased to launch our new podcast series. Building upon the discussion we initiated in two previous CRF issues: “ Hong Kong & Mainland China: Building a shared Future ” (2011, No. 4), and “...
Building upon the discussion we initiated in two previous China Rights Forum issues: “Hong Kong & Mainland China: Building a shared Future” (2011, No. 4), and “Steadfast in the Storm” (2014, No. 2), we continue to explore the linkages between the present citizen struggles and democratic futures...
What is happening at the highest level of Chinese politics as the Party prepares for the most important leadership transition in a decade? HRIC senior policy advisor Gao Wenqian sheds some light on this usually opaque blackbox.
After his indictment on April 23, Henan dissident Yu Shiwen , who has been detained for organizing a June Fourth “public memorial service,” published a reflection from inside the detention center. In it, he expresses how honored he feels to be indicted for the concrete efforts he made in...
Editor’s note: This article was completed on December 7, 2014, four days before the Hong Kong police carried out the final clearing of the main protest in Admiralty. What’s next for the Umbrella Revolution? Therein lies the strength of a post-modern political movement: Success is no longer defined...
Subcommittee on Human Rights The European Parliament Hearing on Challenges to freedom of expression and democracy in Hong Kong in the light of recent events December 3, 2014 1 Thank you Madam Chair, Good Morning, I’m very grateful for this opportunity to contribute to an exchange of views at this...
Human Rights In China: We want to thank you so much for making time to talk with us today. This is a very complex, important moment in Hong Kong people’s struggle for democracy, and you are a veteran warrior lawyer who has inspired whole generations, including those of us who have been working...
Promulgating Authority: 
The Standing Committee of National People's Congress
The Occupy Movement Has been a Huge Success Human Rights In China: The conventional view is that, currently, both sides of the protest are at an impasse: Beijing has said it will never withdraw the August 31 Decision by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, and the students are not...
With the peaceful ending of the Occupy Central Movement (OCM), Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy has turned a new page. The two-and-a-half-month-long mass civil disobedience was unprecedented in its scale, epic in its manifestation, and potentially lasting in its impact on Hong Kong’s...

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