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[Jasmine Rally Suppression] Since February 2011, many rights activists have been harassed, arbitrarily detained, disappeared, or placed under "residential surveillance." Some of them have been released but are not allowed to speak out. Rights defender Liu Shasha wrote about their experiences in...
After being released from prison in November 2010, Qin Yongmin, longtime democracy and human rights activist and chairman of the China Human Rights Watch, has been continuously harassed by police. On May 5, 2011, the police went to his home again and announced that every month, Qin must write a "...
This essay issued by China Human Rights Watch Chairman Qin Yongmin on behalf of a Wuhan University professor analyzes the many political and social problems in Chinese society today, and in particular those related to education, the area that the author is most familiar with. The author believes...
Qin Yongmin, Chairman of China Human Rights Watch, thanks his overseas friends for their support during the long, difficult years he spent in prison in this letter dated March 3, 2011. A co-founder of China Democracy Party, Qin served 12 years on charges of "inciting subversion of state power." He...
Open letter by retired senior party cadres On October 11, 2010, just three days after the Nobel Peace Prize was announced, Li Rui, Mao’s former secretary, along with 22 other senior party cadres, wrote an open letter to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee requesting that the freedoms...
A noted China scholar discusses the Chinese official reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize for Liu Xiaobo and the unstoppable domestic forces pushing for a more transparent and accountable government. Human Rights in China (HRIC): You’re an astute observer and commentator on Chinese politics, but you’...
A young activist and inventor shares his vision of the historic mission of the generation born after 1980. My generation of Chinese has grown up in a new era and wit­nessed the tremendous economic success that our country has achieved. We have benefited from the fast flow of news and information in...
In the spring of 2010, Human Rights in China launched Citizens’ Square , an online forum where Chinese rights defenders, petitioners, and others can post open letters, statements, court and other official documents, and photographs to publicize their stories.
The story of the struggle between residents of a seaside village and the local government determined to seize the land. The version of the Beihai map to be published next year will quite possibly no longer show the village of Baihutou. In fact, the land of Baihutou Village was expropriated four...

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