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The almost three-month-long struggle of the people of Hong Kong has become the biggest crisis that Xi Jinping has faced since he took office. Since the beginning of the year, the highest authorities in Beijing have been aware that China's overall situation is far from favorable, as a multitude of...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] During the spectacular Occupy Wall Street movement, there was never any talk of it being manipulated by “foreign forces.” When the even more powerful Sunflower Movement in Taiwan took place—during which radical students not only occupied the Legislative Yuan,...
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The Kidnapping I have stayed in Northeast China for two weeks, filming during the daytime, and surfing the Internet at night. I know that after Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Prize, Beijing became very tense. After consulting with Teng Biao, 1 I decided to stay in his office in Wangjing, a suburb...
I’ve read about a dozen China prison memoirs over the years, and nothing has affected me the way Liao Yiwu’s prison diary has, with its detailed and graphic descriptions of prison life. I attribute the impact of this book to Liao’s skills as a poet, his writer’s nose for detail, and his willingness...
In Geneva on May 8, in a review of China’s implementation of a broad range of obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, independent experts on a UN committee raised a host of questions on some deeply-rooted and highly-charged systemic issues linked to...
In August 2018, China underwent a periodic review by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the country’s implementation of obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Among the key topics of the Committee’...

Since its admission to the United Nations (UN) in 1971, China has been an increasingly active participant in the UN system. China is the sixth largest contributor to the UN regular budget, as well as its peacekeeping operations. In addition, it is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and currently holds a seat on the UN Human Rights Council.

In the second and concluding session of China’s UN review for its compliance with the Convention Against Torture , the Chinese delegation resorted to a familiar formula in responding to the detailed questions raised by the Committee against Torture experts: long lists of partial and out-of-context...
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...

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