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Experiments in governance Many claims are made about the potential impact on China’s democratization of the election of village committees there. Cynics assert that these elections are nothing but show. Anne F. Thurston looks at the reality on the ground, including how village committees fit into...
In the report of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China issued by the UPR Working Group this morning, while accepting some recommendations on the promotion of human rights in general, China rejected many of the recommendations made by UN member states to implement specific measures and...
Our support to your fight against the legislation of Article 23 of Basic Law July 10, 2003
Today, Hong Kong police cleared out the Admiralty site of a 74-day peaceful mass civil disobedience movement pressing for genuine universal suffrage. But instead of the closing of a troubling political chapter, hoped for by both the local and central governments, the Umbrella Movement in fact was “...
Excerpted from Infosud (via Swissinfo) : Circle your adversary rather than launch a frontal attack is the Maoist tactic chosen by Human Rights in China (HRIC), when it came to Geneva to confront one of the world’s biggest powers. The human rights situation in China was submitted for scrutiny on...
A conversation with Christine Loh Christine Loh reflects on her experiences in China, as well as her work as a Hong Kong legislator and CEO of Civic Exchange, a public policy think tank. In looking back at 30 years of reform, Loh notes improvements in peoples’ lives, yet at the same time,...
It has been nearly two years since China’s first access to information statute took effect on May 1, 2008.
In an open letter sent to heads of government missions to the UN in Geneva, Human Rights in China joins 39 other NGOs to press for a UN resolution to address the deteriorating human rights situation in China. The NGOs call for governments to use the upcoming session of the Human Rights Council (...
The following News Update covers the period from October 2001 - February 2002 SENTENCES
Download a PDF copy of this joint letter here Brussels, May 22, 2017 Re: EU China Summit Dear President Tusk, President Juncker, and High Representative Mogherini, Our organizations have documented and advocated solutions to human rights violations in China for decades. We write ahead of the June 2...

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