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Patrick Goodenough
"...The increased interest in business, however, has not gone unnoticed by human rights groups, who worry that Europe/>'s new-found infatuation with Chinese investment opportunities may blind them to Beijing/>/>'s poor human rights record.
A recent report by the Global Mission to Rescue Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners provides the details of the deaths of at least five children ranging in age from eight months to 17 years who have died as a result of persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual group in China.
Richard Spencer "...The Human Rights in China group said: 'The bloody suppression of unarmed civilians cannot be considered a matter of 'another time' after 15 short years'..." Full Article
Mark Magnier "...'Human rights groups looking at China are definitely riding this wave,' said Nicolas Becquelin, Hong Kong-based research director with Human Rights in China , a New York-based civic group. 'Human rights is the barometer of a healthy political system, and we see this global event as...
"...Responding to those remarks, the New York-based group Human Rights in China said the passage of time hadn't diminished the seriousness of the crackdown. It said Chirac's comments "profoundly dishonour" Chinese who are still pressing their government to disclose the death toll and other details...
"...But the comments by the French leader, who arrived in China on Friday for an official visit, provoked a stinging response from Human Rights in China (HRIC) in a statement yesterday..." Full Article
"...The New York-based group Human Rights in China criticized Chirac's comments, saying the passage of time hadn't diminished the seriousness of the attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. It said Chirac's comments "profoundly dishonor" Chinese who are still pressing their government to disclose the...
"...According to the New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) report, Mao Hengfeng was fired from her job a Shanghai soap factory in 1988, after becoming pregnant with her second child, in contravention of China’s one-child policy. Her managers at the factory tried to force her to have an...
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David J. Lynch "...In the 1990s, up to 2 million Han settled in sparsely populated Xinjiang, says Nicolas Becquelin, a Xinjiang expert with Human Rights in China . That shift is akin to a surge of more than 30 million people into the USA..." Full Article
"... Shanghai soap factory after becoming pregnant a second time in violation of national population control measures, New York-based Human Rights in China said in ..." Full Article
Peasants Resist Developers, Local Officials By Edward Cody
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received an appeal for help on behalf of a Shanghainese woman, Mao Hengfeng, who has reportedly been subjected to torture and abusive treatment because of her public protests against China’s official one-child policy.
Tim Johnson "...At the time of his arrest, Zhao was preparing to join a hunger strike for the release of a peasant detained for fighting a massive relocation scheme in Hebei province, according to Human Rights in China , a New York-based advocacy group..." Full Article
Catherine Armitage "...In light of his history as an agitator on the sensitive political issue of peasant land dispossession, most recently as a journalist for China Reform magazine, the rights organisation Human Rights in China has since offered another plausible explanation..." Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received information providing further details on the background of the arrest of journalist Zhao Yan , which exemplifies the pernicious effect of Chinese State Secrets Law as applied to journalists and civil society actors.
*The information contained in this summary is based on reports collected by HRIC and cannot be regarded as comprehensive. Rather, it should be viewed as an indication of larger trends of repression, reform and dissent in China. Media Censorship: Internet Activists/Journalists/Web sites Petitions...
Sources in China have told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that journalist Zhao Yan may have been detained to prevent his carrying out a hunger strike for the release of peasant activist Zhang Youren .
David J. Lynch "...Amid a crackdown on alleged terrorist groups that accelerated after the Sept. 11 attacks, Beijing appears firmly in command of its sometimes restive Muslim northwest. "Chinese authorities have the situation pretty much in hand. The degree of control in Xinjiang is at its highest...
Sources in China have told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that two Chinese democracy activists, Kong Youping and Ning Xianhua , have been imprisoned in relation to a murder in which they had no involvement.
Los Angelas,CA,USA "... members included Orville Schell, dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Sharon Hom, executive director of Human Rights in China ; and Robert ..." Full Article
"...In June police stormed into the home of Mr Zhao's father, causing the old man to fall out of his bed in terror, US-based Human Rights in China said previously. He died shortly afterwards..." Full Article
Joe McDonald "...Last week, New York-based Human Rights in China said Beijing police have detained more than 36,000 people who have traveled to the capital from all over the country to petition the government over their grievances about local corruption, police abuses or various other issues..."...
"...New York-based Human Rights in China last week said some 36,000 people have been rounded up since early September..." Full Article
David Lynch "...Following the attack, 60 villagers went to the Fujian province's Public Security Bureau to file a complaint. They also penned an open letter to authorities in Beijing seeking an investigation. Human Rights in China , a New York-based group, released an account of the dispute on Aug...
KCRW's To The Point interviews HRIC and other guests on the transition of power from Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao. Link to interview
Matt Pottinger "...In a statement yesterday, New York-based Human Rights in China cited petitioners who said they were beaten, prodded with electric wands and held in a stadium before being shipped out of Beijing. The group said police from the northeastern city of Benxi drugged the food they...
"...Wrecking crews knocked down three homes in Wanli village in Fujian province on Wednesday after occupants had been dragged out with their belongings, New York-based Human Rights in China said in a statement..." Full Article
In the lead up to the meeting of the Central Party Committee of the 16th Party Congress, Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Yan Zhengxue , a well-known artist and dissident has been secretly detained by police from the State Security Department. According to HRIC sources, at 2:35 in the...
"... to ensure public order before the fourth plenary session of the party's elite 198-member Central Committee, New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said. ..." Full Article
"...More than 380 people, including police and thugs recently released from labor camps, used bulldozers to flatten three homes and cut off the water supply as a warning to Wanli village in Fujian Province, New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said..." Full Article
"A human rights group has accused China of using convicted criminals to intimidate villagers whose land is being confiscated in southeastern China. Human Rights in China say the criminals, recently released from labor camps, joined police in demolishing homes and cutting off the water supply in the...
September 12, 2004 Los Angeles Times Evelyn Iritani "... After Deng's death in 1997, Human Rights in China , a New York-based group run by Chinese exiles, issued a critical statement that said, 'Mr. Deng's vision for China was 'to get rich is glorious,' but this glory never extended to human...
"...The New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said it had learned that tens of thousands of petitioners from all over China had recently been detained in Beijing, with many suffering abusive conditions in custody. 'Police detained more than 36,000 petitioners in the first few days of...
September 10, 2004 Voice of America Luis Ramirez "...Nicolas Becquelin is with the Human Rights in China group in Hong Kong. 'It is basically periodical clean-up campaigns, and I say 'clean-up' because that's [what] the security apparatus calls them officially,' said Mr. Becquelin. 'It has a lot to...
"...The New York-based Human Rights in China said that more than 380 people, including police and thugs recently released from labor camps, used bulldozers to flatten three homes and cut off water supply as a warning to local families not to continue their protest..." Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that police and officials have once again brought in convicted criminals to suppress protests by peasants of Wanli Village in Cangshan Town, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. The peasants of Wanli Village have been engaged in an extended protest against...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that tens of thousands of petitioners from all over China have recently been detained in Beijing, with many suffering abusive conditions in custody.
"Chinese police and hired “thugs” in the southeastern province of Fujian assaulted a group of peasants in a dispute over a factory, a human rights group said. Peasants staging a sit-in protest against government seizure of a village factory were attacked on August 1 by more than 100 police officers...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received a copy of an open letter by a group of peasants in Fujian appealing for China’s central government to intervene on a case in which police brought in hired thugs to suppress a village protest.
Mark Magnier "Authorities arrest a Buddhist leader after allowing his U.S.-based followers to arrange a $3-million renovation of the 800-year-old shrine..." "... 'The central problem is that the state has the power to define and vet religion, and it uses this,' said Nicholas Becquelin, Hong Kong-...
"Human rights groups report that religious believers continue to be arrested in China for the peaceful expression of their faith. According to the U.S.-based Cardinal Kung Foundation, Chinese police reportedly swept through a village in Hebei province looking for Roman Catholic priests who are...
"BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese police said they had "indisputable evidence" that Hong Kong democrat Alex Ho slept with a prostitute and denied he was beaten to extract a confession..." "...His family and New York-based Human Rights in China said the charges were false and his detention was linked to a...
Benjamin Sand "A U.S.-based Christian rights group says China has detained eight Catholic priests who are loyal to the Vatican. The U.S.-based Cardinal Kung Foundation says Chinese police swept through a small village in Hebei Province last week looking for priests who support the pope..." ".....
Heda Bayron "...The United States is protesting China's treatment of a Chinese-born university professor who was detained for two weeks on espionage charges. U.S. embassy officials are calling last month's detention harsh and inappropriate..." "...Nicholas Bequelin, research director of Human...
Xiao Qiang "...BERKELEY, California On March 17, 2003, Sun Zhigang, 27, a college graduate working as a graphic designer in Guangzhou, was stopped by the police. He was detained for not having proper identity papers and died in custody three days later. After the authorities refused to investigate...
... example of the corruption and injustice that has become endemic in China’s rural areas," said Liu Qing, president of New York-based Human Rights in China . Full Article
"... dean at Guizhou Normal University, left China on July 21 for a trip to Sydney where he hoped to stay, the New York-based group Human Rights in China told the ..." Full Article
July 30, 2004 Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received information suggesting that a young woman was wrongly convicted of a crime because of her father’s efforts to clamp down on a massive corruption ring in their home village.
Steven Jiang ... "The detention violated his rights in the first place," Sharon Hom, executive director of New York-based Human Rights in China , told The Associated Press. ... Full Article
Magda Hornemam ... The barring of the sites maintained by the human rights groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and Chinese exile human rights groups like Human Rights in China has long been documented, but Forum 18 found that specific Christian religious rights sites that report on...
... The New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) group said police from the Fujian provincial and municipal Public Security Bureaus stormed into the home of Zhao Yan’s father in the northeastern city of Harbin. In a statement July 13, HRIC said, "Zhao has already lost his job and his father as a...
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Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Zhang Youren , the leader of a group of displaced farmers in Hebei province, has been subjected to severe official persecution.
...Nicholas Becquelin, of Human Rights in China , told BBC News Online the postponement "does nothing to dispel the impression that China has something to hide"... Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that 4,000 peasants from villages surrounding Zigong City, Sichuan Province, have submitted a petition to the central government alleging wrongdoing by the deputy secretary of the disciplinary inspection committee of Sichuan Province, Liu Youlin , in...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) expresses its deep disappointment and concern over the PRC government’s announcement that it has postponed the planned mission by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Theo Van Boven , which was expected to take place this month.
Mark Magnier ..."This will send a chilling message to all those who use the Internet as a forum for expression," said Nicholas Becquelin, the Hong Kong- based research director of Human Rights in China . "It tears down the myth that freedom of the Internet is pushing forward in China."... Full...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Dr. Jiang Yanyong, who gained respect inside and outside of China for exposing China’s SARS crisis and calling for an official reassessment of the 1989 Democracy Movement, has been refused permission to leave China to visit his...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the government of Ningde City, Fujian Province has forcibly confiscated land originally set aside for overseas Chinese seeking refuge in China, rendering thousands of these refugees homeless.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that well-known AIDS activist Hu Jia is facing the prospect of China’s dreaded “judicial psychiatry,” a means of persecuting dissidents and removing them from public circulation, sometimes permanently. According to HRIC’s sources in China, Beijing Public...
... Notre Dame during the protests. He flew back soon after the massacre and in 1991, founded Human Rights in China . As a result of ... Full Article
Joe McDonald ... On Friday, the New York-based group Human Rights in China released a list of 25 people it said are still imprisoned in Beijing for participating in the protests ... Full Article
John M. Glionna ..."Either he's been killed already or he's still in some black hole in a Chinese prison," said Sharon Hom, executive director of the U.S.-based group Human Rights in China . "If he is alive and free, a man willing to stand in front of a tank would have come forward by now and not...
Joe McDonald ...On Friday, the New York-based group Human Rights in China released a list of 25 people it said are still imprisoned in Beijing for participating in the protests... Full Article
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has obtained information regarding the current situations of a number of Chinese citizens sentenced to long terms for various crimes of so-called “hooliganism” during the brutal crackdown on protesters in June 1989. Ren Hongze was sentenced to 14...
Reuters ...``We learned that Zhang Ming was subjected to considerable physical and mental abuse, including being tied to a bed for 113 hours without toilet access,'' the nine said in their letter, a copy of which was provided to reporters by the New York-based Human Rights in China group. ``We...
Human Rights in China (HRIC), as a member of the June 4th Memorial Global Coalition, will be participating in a candlelight vigil on June 4th in front of the Chinese Consulate in New York City from 7:00-10:00 p.m. HRIC invites members of the public to join in calling for accountability from the...
Don Lee " ... Of course three years is ridiculous," said Liu Qing, president of Human Rights in China , a New York-based group that has been following the case..." Full Article
Luis Ramirez "...The women have been under what advocates describe as house arrest. Nicholas Becquelin with the New York Human Rights in China group said, 'All their calls are monitored and they have told them not to do specific things such as talking to other activists, talking with foreign media...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received an open letter signed by several of the student protesters that the Chinese government put on its “Most Wanted” list after the crackdown on the Democracy Movement in June 1989. The open letter calls for Chinese authorities to grant a speedy, fair and open...
... against the people, and a crime against humanity," Ding said in the statement, carried on the Web site of the New York-based group Human Rights in China (HRIC) ... Full Article

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