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Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Liu Zhengyou and four other representatives of landless peasants from Zigong City, Sichuan Province, were assaulted and detained while appealing to the city’s new mayor for redress on April 20.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that a number of prominent petitioners have been detained or placed under house arrest in an apparent attempt to limit their activities during the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) sessions, which...
[Fuqing Bombing Case] In this article, Xin Chen, who attended the court proceedings, recounts what happened in court as well as the case history. On June 24, 2001, a bombing occurred in front of the Fuqing Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection. Wu Zhangxiong, a driver for the commission,...
Literary warning bell China’s Ecological Winter by Zheng Yi Mirror Books, Hong Kong 611 pages In Chinese This book, the first comprehensive and penetrating study of the ecological disaster China is facing, is written by a novelist who is not an environmentalist by training or by profession.
[Translation by Human Rights in China] I was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment because I reported on a luxurious office building constructed by the Tengzhou Municipal Government and Party Committee in Shandong Province. Since arriving in the Tengzhou Prison on August 8, 2008, I have personally...
Artist Ai Weiwei (艾未未) said that he received a notice * from the Beijing Municipal Local Taxation Bureau (北京市地方税务局) dated November 1, 2011, requiring him to pay 15.22 million yuan back taxes ($2.36 million) within 15 days. The notice also stated that Ai would accrue an additional 200,000 yuan ($31,...
My interest in China started in the 1980s, when I was growing up in Western Kenya, where kung fu movies as epitomized by the famous Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan were the only window into Chinese culture, values, and traditions. As a child, I immensely enjoyed these movies, and believed that all...
( 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...
At the request of the Tiananmen Mothers, Human Rights in China (HRIC) is issuing the following essay by the group to commemorate the victims of June Fourth on its 26th anniversary. Quoting Premier Li Keqiang’s March 2015 speech that Japan’s leaders today bear historical responsibility for Japan’s...
Increasingly frequent social conflicts and economic downturn have not only presented China’s regional governments with overwhelming financial pressure, but also caused the central government a serious funding problem for its stability maintenance system.

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