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In the same month as finally signing on to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which enshrines the right to freedom of association,1 the Chinese government has passed laws which aim to enforce even more strictly than before its long-held position that Chinese citizens may not...
Re: The illegal freezing of June 4 humanitarian assistance funds by the Beijing State Security Bureau To : The Chinese government U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson The leaders and parliamentarians of all countries Amnesty International Human Rights Watch/Asia Human Rights in...
HRIC welcomes China's signing of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) today. This gesture implies a commitment on the part of the government to refrain from actions which violate the rights contained in the ICCPR. We hope that this will be followed quickly by concrete...
New York, 9 September 1998 High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Mary Robinson Palais des Nations 1211 Geneve 10 To the respected U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson:
New York, 13 August 1998 High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Mary Robinson Palais des Nations 1211 Geneve 10 Re: Visit to China Dear Ms. High Commissioner,
A report - From principle to pragmatism: Can dialogue' improve China's human rights situation? by Human Rights in China Nine years after the brutal suppression of the 1989 Democracy Movement, international efforts to press the Chinese government to improve its human rights practices are moving...
Human Rights in China sends letter to President Clinton urging him to do three things during his upcoming visit to the People's Republic of China: 1) To publicly express his condemnation of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre and his support for the Chinese human rights and democracy movement; 2) To press...
The Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, April 23, 1998, 11 a.m. Jointly sponsored by Amnesty International, Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, and the New York Academy of Sciences Wang Dan's Statement Ladies,...
Human Rights in China welcomes the release of Wang Dan , but regrets that Wang is being forced into exile. Human Rights in China calls on the Chinese government to stop using imprisoned dissidents as bargaining chips in a game of hostage politics and begin addressing the serious human rights...
Human Rights in China's Executive Director Xiao Qiang and Chairman Liu Qing have met with Wang Dan in Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital, where he is undergoing a complete medical evaluation. Wang Dan has also spoken with prominent dissidents Wei Jingsheng and Li Shuxian. Wang Dan is in good spirits and...
Human Rights in China strongly protests the detention and deportation of Xiaorong Li by China's Ministry of Public Security.
An Reporters Sans Fronti?es, Article 19, and Human Rights in China Joint Statement
An International Rivers Network and Human Rights in China Joint Report As dam-affected people from around the world prepare for Saturday's first International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers [*] , a study released today documents serious deficiencies in the largest resettlement program in...
Human Rights in China has sent the following open letter to the members of the National People's Congress today: Respected Delegates: As the first annual meeting of the ninth National People's Congress (NPC) opens tomorrow, Human Rights in China calls on you to demonstrate your commitment to...
Chairman Jiang Zemin, Salutations. Our son Wang Dan was sentenced to 11 years' imprisonment for the crime of "plotting to subvert the government" by the Beijing Intermediate People's Court in October 1996. The trial proceedings of this case were unjust, lacking the factual basis required by law.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes the release of veteran human rights activist and democracy champion Wei Jingsheng. Credit for securing Wei's release belongs to the years of dedicated effort that his family, international human rights organizations, journalists, governments, and countless...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes China's signing of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), a move for which the organization has been lobbying for many years and which is an important step forward for the international monitoring of human rights conditions...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the occasion of President Clinton's summit with Chinese President Jiang Zemin, seventeen exiled Chinese scholars, labor organizers and former student activists will join AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA, HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA and HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH at a PRESS CONFERENCE to present...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) and Transnational Radical Party (TRP) are launching a worldwide campaign to support the nomination of Chinese dissidents Wei Jingsheng and Wang Dan for the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize.
Human Rights in China has learned from multiple independent sources that Chadrel Rinpoche, 58, former abbot of Tashilhunpo monastery and head of the official search team for the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama, is being held at Chuandong No.3 Prison in Dazu County, Sichuan. This is the first news...
Over 100,000 workers demonstrate in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province, after their factories declare bankruptcy and officials embezzle their unemployment relief money The People's Armed Police suppress the protestors with force, resulting in heavy arrests and injuries Prominent Sichuan dissident Li...
On the eve of the return of Hong Kong to China, Human Rights in China calls upon the Chinese government to mark this historic occasion by releasing all prisoners of conscience currently being held in China.
Human Rights in China co-releases a petition letter from 3,000 people worldwide, including 24 Nobel laureates, calling for the immediate release of June 4 student leader Wang Dan and all political prisoners in China.
12 May 1997 Amnesty International USA Human Rights in China Human Rights Watch The International Freedom to Publish Committee of the AAP The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights PEN American Center Physicians for Human Rights and Viking Penguin invite you to "Stand in for Wei Jingsheng" An event in...
Recent legal reforms in China related to internal security represent the culmination of a ten-year effort to strengthen authoritarian controls and have ominous implications for Hong Kong, two human rights organizations said today. In a 50-page report, "Whose Security?
Human Rights in China (HRIC) regrets the decision of the UN Commission on Human Rights to adopt a so-called no-action motion, a procedural device misused by China to block a resolution on its human rights record.
Planning on returning to China for a month-long vacation to visit her family in Beijing and Nanjing, Han Xiaorong, 42, a Chinese citizen currently living and working in New York City, arrived in Hong Kong on March 4. On the morning of March 6, after a short stay with friends in Hong Kong, she...
A joint release with Human Rights Watch/Asia
Deng Xiaoping leaves behind not only a legacy of economic liberalization and reform, but of authoritarian repression that has systematically suppressed all demands for human rights and democracy in China. The citizens gunned down on the streets of Beijing in 1989 and the thousands of individuals...

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