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Underestimating Bad Faith It’s been a quarter of a century since the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre in China, one of the events that spurred governments around the world into putting human rights on their foreign policy agendas. And since that time, diplomats, activists, scholars, and others have debated...
At the request of Ding Zilin, a spokesperson for the Tiananmen Mothers, Human Rights in China is releasing an open letter entitled “ To Chai Ling—A Belated Open Letter Response .” HRIC has translated the letter into English (see below). On June 4, 2012, Chai Ling posted online an op-ed piece in...
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.
( Part 1 ) ( Part 2 ) ( Part 3 ) Remembering My Son Jielian on the 25th Anniversary of His Death [Translation by Human Rights in China] After my son Jielian sacrificed himself, some friends whom we didn’t know that well consoled us: “Please accept the fact and move on! Fortunately Jielian had an...
( Part 2 ) ( Part 3 ) ( Part 4 ) Remembering My Son Jielian on the 25th Anniversary of His Death [Translation by Human Rights in China] Twenty-five years after June Fourth, I quiet my heart to remember Jielian’s ( 蒋捷连 ) short life, feeling that this child’s time in this world was both fortunate and...
Li Wangyang , a veteran labor rights activist from Hunan Province, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “incitement to subvert state power” by the People’s Intermediate Court of Shaoyang on September 20, 2001. Li was accused of subversion for demanding that the government pay for treatment of...
Announcing the launch of a global campaign Acting on the orders of the Chinese leadership, martial law troops brutally ended the Tiananmen Square protests when they opened fire with tanks and machine guns on the unarmed people of Beijing on June 4, 1989, initiating a massacre which took lives of...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) is outraged by the Chinese government’s continued persecution of Ding Zilin and victims of the June 4, 1989 Beijing Massacre. On April 1, 2000, Lois Wheeler Snow, the 79-year-old widow of noted sinologist Edgar Snow, was barred from visiting Ding Zilin in her Beijing...
( Part 1 ) ( Part 2 ) ( Part 4 ) Remembering My Son Jielian on the 25th Anniversary of His Death [Translation by Human Rights in China] On the afternoon of June 5, 1989, I was lying in bed. First, several doctors from the school suddenly came to our house to give me a shot. At almost the same...

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