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Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Li Hai , a political activist who participated in the 1989 democracy movement, will be released from prison on May 30 upon completion of his nine-year sentence.
By Fang Lizhi Fang Lizhi, the prominent astrophysicist accused by Chinese officials of being an instigator of the 1989 protests, recalls the events leading up to the tragedy of June 4th. 1989 had arrived. At the beginning of the year, a cold, pure white snow began falling softly on Beijing. No one...
In early March various international news organizations published a letter written to the Chinese leadership by Dr. Jiang Yanyong, who gained fame for revealing the SARS epidemic cover-up in 2003. Jiang’s letter called on the Chinese government to reassess the 1989 Democracy Movement during the...
Fifteen years ago, in June of 1989, the Chinese government ordered the People’s Liberation Army to violently crush a movement by Chinese citizens calling for political and social reform. The ruthless suppression in Beijing and elsewhere in China shocked the world.
Wang Debang was a fourth-year student at Beijing Normal University who became caught up in the student protests in 1989. On the night of June 3, having learned that soldiers had started killing protesters at Tiananmen, Wang led a group of Beijing Normal students toward the Square in hopes of...
Fang Lizhi ( On the Eve of the Explosion ), a prominent astrophysicist accused of being a key instigator of the 1989 protests, went into exile in 1990. He is now a Professor of Physics at the University of Arizona, and is co-chairman of HRIC.
By Pu Zhiqiang While unarmed students and members of the public imprisoned or killed during the crackdown in June 1989 are hailed as victims and martyrs of the democratic cause, greater ambivalence attaches to those convicted of violent or criminal acts. Pu Zhiqiang questions this dichotomy. In the...
For this special issue, Wang Yu interviews several veterans of the 1989 Democracy Movement. Wang Dan Wang Dan became a leading figure in the 1989 Democracy Movement in Beijing at the age of 20. After the movement was crushed on June 4, the authorities placed Wang at the top of their “Most Wanted”...
By Wang Juntao The political events of 1989 were a milestone in the development of human rights in China. This essay briefly traces the evolution of human rights in China, recounts the writer’s personal experience in defending his rights and interests after 1989, analyses the mechanisms currently...
Epoch Times reporter Yang Hongfeng interviewed Zhang Xianling by telephone on April 3, shortly after Zhang and two other Tiananmen Mothers, Ding Zilin and Huang Jinping, were released from several days’ detention by Chinese authorities. April 3 was also the birthday of Zhang’s son, Wang Nan, who...
By Hu Ping The Chinese government’s intransigence regarding June 4th raises the question of whether China’s increasing dominance constitutes a possible threat to world peace.
A former teaching fellow from the U.S. recalls the atmosphere in Changsha, Hunan Province during the fateful spring of 1989 and its aftermath. Fifteen years ago this spring, an estimated one hundred million people took part in pro-democracy protests that erupted in more than 300 cities across China...
One of China’s leading thinkers places the failure of the 1989 Democracy Movement and subsequent political stagnation at the feet of the country’s top intellectuals. The reason why we need to think especially carefully about the 1989 Tiananmen Movement is not just that it was the first large-scale...
By Perry Link While Chinese society wallows in a cynicism brought on by decades of official lies and abuse, the courageous defense of truth and love offers a bulwark for a unifying moral framework. Two days after the June Fourth massacre, when the blood on the streets of Beijing had already dried,...
By Wu Guoguang A senior official sympathetic to the 1989 Democracy Movement, Zhao Ziyang now languishes in obscurity and reported ill health under an apparently interminable house arrest. While commemorative activities focus on the civilian victims of the June 4th crackdown, Wu Guoguang asks, What...
Compiled by Stacy Mosher Activist Then Now Wang Dan A history student at Peking University, and an organizer of the Beijing Students Autonomous Federation, Wang was arrested on July 2, 1989, and on January 26, 1991, was sentenced to 4 years in prison on charges of counterrevolutionary
By Liu Xiaobo The Chinese government’s detention of the three Tiananmen Mothers only highlights the righteousness of their cause. 1 On February 28, as the 15th anniversary of June 4th approached, two women who lost their sons, Ding Zilin and Zhang Xianling, and a woman who lost her husband, Huang...
Vera Schwarcz Originally published in Walter Tonetto, ed., Earth Against Heaven: A Tiananmen Square Anthology (Five Islands Press, 1990). Poems revised April 1, 2004. Rushing, as if to a tryst, I ride a Flying Phoenix bike to the students at Democracy Wall. Amidst the clutter of red ink news about...
Vera Schwarcz Originally published in Walter Tonetto, ed., Earth Against Heaven: A Tiananmen Square Anthology (Five Islands Press, 1990). Poems revised April 1, 2004. Loudspeakers belch languid waves to drench students hell-bent on marching for “Science” and “Democracy”—as if
Note from Andrea Worden: The following poem was given to me by a medical student in Changsha on June 9, 1989. Aware that I would be leaving Changsha two days later, he wrote in a note accompanying the poem: “On your departure, all I have to give you is a passionate heart dedicated to fighting for...
Wang Yu From the time you gathered at Tiananmen Our daylight dissolved into your midnight To become a white night enmeshed in nightmares As twilight descended upon your shoulders Dawn’s light slowly ascended Our terrified eyes Irrepressible cries of horror As yet another white night arrived
Qin Xiaozhou Zhao Ziyang (1919-) was named general secretary of the Party in 1987. A firm proponent of economic reform and open foreign policy and an opponent of political repression, Zhao advocated dialogue with the students demonstrating in Tiananmen Square. He was ousted from office on June 23,...
... The New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) , citing sources in China, said the national Supreme People's Court had approved dissident Zhang Ming's application for an appeal, and had notified the Shanghai Supreme Court to retry the case... Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that imprisoned dissident Zhang Ming , who has been on hunger strike for several months, may be granted retrial.
Barry Newhouse ...The Human Rights in China group says it solicited people in China and abroad for photographs of the protests and it now has more than three thousand pictures. At least half of the photos have never been published before. Many belong to demonstration participants and their families...
May 17, a day on which Du's lawyer Mo Shaoping had previously said he would be unable to attend, the New York-based nonprofit Human Rights in China (HRIC) said ... Full Article
Issued on behalf of the June 4th Memorial Global Coalition More than 26 cities in 17 countries will mount an exhibition of 100 photographs commemorating the 15th anniversary of the violent crackdown against the 1989 Democracy Movement in China.
High-profile Chinese internet dissident Du Daobin went on trial behind closed doors on Tuesday charged with subversion, without the benefit of his chosen defence counsel. According to Human Rights in China , another lawyer, appointed by the authorities, was representing Du. Full Article
Luis Ramirez ... Nicholas Becquelin is with the Hong Kong office of the US-based Human Rights in China group. "The case has no merits at all. It was a political case," he said. ... Full Article
... a target. "You have to ask him," said Nicholas Becquelin, Hong Kong-based research director of Human Rights in China . "He probably ... Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Internet activist Du Daobin will go to trial on May 18 in closed proceedings, and without the benefit of his chosen defense counsel.
A former Chinese civil servant arrested for discussing politics on the Internet went on trial Tuesday on subversion charges, his attorney and a human rights group said... ...Du, 39, went on trial in a closed courtroom at the Intermediate People's Court in Xiaogan, a city in the central province of...
James T. Areddy ...But critics charge the redevelopment also extends China's already tight political control over the Uighurs. As in Tibet, new projects in Kashgar and elsewhere in Xinjiang are being built by and for China's dominant Han ethnic group, with harsh penalties doled out to those who try...
... Human Rights in China said the former leader, Zhang Ming, was sentenced in September to seven years in prison on economic charges related to his Shanghai ... Full Article
...Zhang Ming was sentenced in September to seven years in prison on charges related to his Shanghai business, New York-based Human Rights in China said. Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Tiananmen veteran Zhang Ming is in critical condition after embarking on a hunger strike in his Shanghai prison to protest his harsh sentence on what he claims are bogus charges. Zhang Ming was one of 21 student leaders of the 1989 pro-democracy...
Susan Jakes April 12, 2004 issue ... and engaged in other activities in violation of China's State Security Law." According to the New York-based watchdog Human Rights in China , which has supported Ding's work, the illegal goods were T shirts from Hong Kong printed with a Tiananmen Mothers logo,...
Maura Fogarty ... Qing Liu, president of the private group Human Rights in China , says the Chinese government has allowed more space for people to speak out, for example ... Full Article
Zhang Yang ... According to Human Rights in China , the Chinese government has accused the "Tiananmen Mothers" of threatening national safety and subversion of state power ... Full Article
... New York-based Human Rights in China said agents who detained the women also seized from their homes letters and T-shirts marking the anniversary of the ... Full Article
Luis Ramirez Beijing ... The New York-based Human Rights in China group this week quoted relatives as saying the women had been taken away by plainclothes police officers in Beijing ... Full Article
Ma Yalian was sentenced last month to a "re-education through labour" camp by authorities in China's modern metropolis of Shanghai, the New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said. Full Article
By Magda Hornemann Oslo, Norway
...Ma Yalian used several Chinese legal affairs web sites to post the article documenting her fruitless efforts to petition over the destruction of her Shanghai home, New York-based Human Rights in China said in a statement... Full Article
Christopher Bodeen ... Ma Yalian used several Chinese legal affairs Web sites to post the article documenting her fruitless efforts to petition over the destruction of her Shanghai home, New York-based Human Rights in China, or HRIC , said in a statement... Full Article
...New York-based Human Rights in China said the government, facing growing numbers of petitioners, had begun to take a hard line against petitioners to discourage such activity... Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that petitioner Ma Yalian has been sentenced to one and a half years of Reeducation Through Labor (RTL) because of articles she posted on the Internet exposing the dark side of China’s petitioning system. Ma’s harsh treatment is an example of the recent...
Luis Ramirez Beijing The New York-based group " Human Rights in China " and press reports quote witnesses as saying plain clothes police this week arrested two mothers whose sons ... Full Article
Joe McDonald Ding Zilin, Zhang Xianling and Huang Jinping were picked up Sunday at their homes, the New York-based group Human Rights in China said, citing unidentified sources. It said agents seized letters and T-shirts made to mark the 15th anniversary of the deaths. Zhang's husband was told the...
Edward Cody ...But even as the White Paper was being distributed here, the New York-based Human Rights in China organization reported that three women active in the Tiananmen Mothers group were arrested Sunday, citing unspecified sources in China. The rights organization called their detentions "...
Al-Jazeera Benjamin Robertson ..."Any input that suggests China is moving towards an international level of human rights is welcomed," said Nick Bequelin of pressure group, Human Rights in China , to Aljazeera.net. "But the constitution already allows for many rights. Adding a vague provision will...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) strongly protests the recent arrest of “Tiananmen Mothers” Ding Zilin , Zhang Xianling and Huang Jinping , and is raising their cases with governments and UN human rights bodies.
...The New York-based group Human Rights in China issued a press release last week saying it feared Cao would be arrested for subversion upon his return to China. ... Full Article
... by others as they signed it and that the final version of which he was convicted was not written solely by himself, the New York-based Human Rights in China ... Full Article
... The New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said it supports Washington's decision to sponsor the bill at the UN Commission on Human Rights' meeting in ...
Ouyang Yi was tried on subversion charges in secret at the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court on March 16, the New York-based group Human Rights in China said ...
...Ouyang, a former teacher in Suining, Sichuan, said the letter had been repeatedly amended by others as they signed it, and the final version for which he was convicted was not written solely by him, the New York-based group Human Rights in China said... Full Article
"This resolution criticizing China's human rights record is an important step in attempts by the international community to promote the development of human rights in China," said Human Rights in China , an advocacy group based in New York. "Although China has made some progress in its social,...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Internet dissident Ouyang Yi was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of “incitement to subvert state power.”
Perry Link Dr. Jiang Yanyong, who raised the curtain on official lies about the spread of SARS in China last year, has now written a letter about the June 4, 1989, massacre in Beijing that ended the Tiananmen democracy movement. In it, Jiang calls for a revision of the official account of the...
AFP New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said in a statement that Cao faced charges of subversion if he returned to China. Full Article
Liu Fenggang, Xu Yonghai and Zhang Shengqi were tried on Tuesday at the Intermediate Peoples Court of Hangzhou in eastern Zhejiang province, Xu's wife Li Shanna and New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said. Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Beijing-based legal expert Cao Siyuan may be arrested for subversion upon his return to China after a visit to the United States. According to sources in China, Cao Siyuan, who gained fame after proposing and drafting China’s first bankruptcy law, has...
Liu Fenggang, Xu Yonghai and Zhang Shengqi were tried on Tuesday at the Intermediate People's Court of Hangzhou in eastern Zhejiang province, Xu's wife Li Shanna and New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said.
Liu Fenggang, Xu Yonghai and Zhang Shengqi were tried on Tuesday at the Intermediate People's Court of Hangzhou in eastern Zhejiang province, Xu's wife Li Shanna and New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said. Full Article
Agence France-Presse ... estimate is important because it was run in the tightly-controlled state press, said Nicholas Becquelin, the Hong Kong-based director of Human Rights In China . ... Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that house church leaders Liu Fenggang , Xu Yonghai and Zhang Shengqi were tried in secret on the morning of March 16 at the Intermediate People’s Court of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. Originally charged with “inciting the gathering of state secrets,” the...
Giovanni Vassallo Tibetans and Tibet support groups observed the forty-fifth Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10th 2004... ...Then Xiao Qiang, former Executive Director of Human Rights in China spoke. “I can tell you are really reaching out to your Chinese brothers and sisters,” he remarked,...
Robert Marquand Last week, as China's National People's Congress prepared to meet, a number of political and religious activists were whisked out of town. On March 5, Hua Huiqi , a house church leader was put under house arrest. When he protested, he was arrested and later beaten, along with his...
Seattle,WA,USA Beijing police deployed 1,000 officers to control dissidents as the National People's Congress opened its session on Friday, Human Rights in China said. ... Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Shanghai authorities have begun using gangster tactics to dissuade Hong Kong resident Shen Ting from her campaign on behalf of jailed lawyer Zheng Enchong and Shanghai residents displaced by urban redevelopment schemes.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Beijing police have continued their wide scale crackdown against activists in preparation for the National People’s Congress. Dissidents, house church leaders and petitioners have been deprived of their liberty, with some subjected to severe physical...
Wang Youcai , one of CDP founders, released to US. Full Article

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