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  • Tan Zuoren and wife Wang Qinghua, April 2014 Photo Credit: More photos at:
Media reports and information available online indicate that upon his release from prison today, Sichuan environmental activist and writer Tan Zuoren ( 谭作人 ) did not return to his home in Chengdu but was taken by the authorities to an undisclosed location in Chongqing. Tan served a five-year term...
Jonathan Mirsky is a historian and journalist specializing in Chinese affairs. In 1990, he was named British International Reporter of the Year for his coverage of the 1989 Democracy Movement in China. Until 1998, he was the East Asia editor of The Times of London.
Recipients of the 2010 “Fund to Assist the Children of June Fourth Prisoners” Award Established by the Support Network for the Persecuted in China (See below for the list of recipients.)

HRIC actively develops a wide range of bilingual resources and tools to promote information sharing, digital security awareness and best practices, local activism, and research on human rights-related issues.

Wang Dan What sustained impact has the June Fourth crackdown had on Chinese society over the past 20 years? Wang Dan, one of the student leaders of the 1989 Democracy Movement, argues that, in ushering in a time of political terror, the June Fourth crackdown has caused people in China to avoid...
Excerpted from Reuters Alert Net : An open letter by the Tiananmen Mothers, released by the New York-based watchdog Human Rights in China, urged the government to launch a judicial re-evaluation of the events of June 4, 1989. Access to the full text of this article may require a subscription and...
On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of June Fourth, the Tiananmen Mothers authorize Human Rights in China to publish this open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping. The full text of the open letter is as follows. [Translation by Human Rights in China] Dear President Xi Jinping: This year...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has launched a podcast series of interviews with participants of the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement . The podcasts, which can be downloaded as audio files from HRIC's Web site, include oral histories of the June 4th Tiananmen Square crackdown never previously made...
May 15, 1954 Born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. 1972–1975 Sent to the countryside in Shimian County, Sichuan Province, as an educated youth. 1975–1978 Studied at Sichuan Medical College. 1978–1989 Worked as a surgeon at a hospital affiliated with the West China University of Medical Sciences. 1989...


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