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Bao Pu (New Century Press) : There is one contrasting example of record keeping in the mainland. We were just working on a book on Mao’s great famine. A Hong Kong scholar went to dozens of archives on the mainland at the central and provincial levels. He was able to get meticulously-kept records of...
There are two main points I would like to make, which are based on my own experience in running an en
Perhaps you all have read about the following story that happened in Guatemala. During the 36-year civil war that ended in 1996, thousands and thousands of people had been executed, and made to disappear by the national secret police. For years, human rights advocates had tried to nail down those...
Emily Lau (Hong Kong Legislative Council, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group) :
I will share something not from the bigger political picture or focused specifically on human rights,
I think I could say that rule of law, or the aspirations for rule of law, is something that is in com
This open letter (CH) from Lu Qing (路青) , the wife of Ai Weiwei (艾未未) , to the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress (NPC) urges that the NPC not adopt the Draft Amendment without dropping several exceptional provisions that would allow the authorities to execute...
[Feng Zhenghu] In this article (CH), the Shanghai-based rights activist and law educator Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎) explains the importance of a citizen’s right to file a legal case and the urgency of the fight for this right. In early 2011, Feng complied and published “ I Want to File a Complaint: A...
It is well known that the Chinese government’s budgetary process is a messy one. The concept of a “budget” in China includes: a formal and legal budget; an official but quasi-legal extra-budget; and an informal, occasionally illegal, extra-extra budget. The government budget is thus a complex mix...
Shanghai-based human rights activist Feng Zhenghu sent a letter to the National People’s Congress (NPC) and to individuals in legal circles to ask for their support for the “I Want to File a Case” action that he initiated on August 3, 2011. Feng says that this action has garnered 189 signatures. In...

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