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In a message to HRIC, Ai Wu, one of the participants of the hunger strike relay that begun on May 4 to support Guo Feixiong, reports that the strike has had the support of 161 person-times as of today, May 16. Today’s participants include lawyer Tang Jingling, currently serving a five-year prison...
NEEDED: A bill of rights for the trade regime Robert A. Senser Three cheers for Sharon K. Hom’s article, “Playing by whose rules and for what ends?” in the Spring 2000 issue of China Rights Forum. To her credit, she raises basic questions about the values and goals of the World Trade Organization (...
China’s record on racial discrimination under review This summer, the record of the People’s Republic of China on combating racial discrimination was reviewed by the United Nations. B□TRICE LAROCHE , who attended the meeting, describes the wide range of issues that were discussed at the CERD...
This issue explores the question of what roles Hong Kong and mainland China play in shaping a shared future path—one that is open, democratic, and respectful of human rights.
(English Translation by Human Rights in China) On January 18, Hu Jintao will visit the United States, where, among other topics, the two governments will discuss human rights issues. Because of China’s continuous acts of “enforced disappearance,” “torture,” and other acts against dissidents, China’...
The military parade and celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China have finally ended. As the boss of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping can finally breathe a sigh of relief. He managed to break the “Russell’s curse” that had haunted the CPC,...
In an appeal to the Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court, rights defender Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东 ), who was sentenced last week to six years of imprisonment for “gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places” and “picking quarrels and provoking...
The Chinese regime’s use of repression and the evolution of its targets In this article, Marie Holzman examines the evolution and nature of the current political regime in the People’s Republic of China, arguing that while the scope of repression may have diminished, it remains a principal policy...
Transcribed by HRIC of oral statements delivered in English or interpreted. Archived video of the review is available here . This transcription includes statements by: Australia Austria Brazil Canada Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Iceland Ireland Japan Kazakhstan...

The UN Committee Against Torture will review China on November 17 and 18 in Geneva for its compliance with the Convention Against Torture. Here are short excerpts from China’s responses to the Committee’s List of Issues in advance of the review.

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