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A Project of Human Rights in China (HRIC) (PDF) Hong Kong stands at a critical historic juncture. The people of Hong Kong are facing complex challenges: increasing interference from mainland authorities is threatening to erode the “One Country, Two Systems” principle underlying the Basic Law,...
Since 1997, an estimated 217,000 mainlanders have immigrated to Hong Kong. They are sometimes called the “new immigrants, ” as distinct from those who came from the mainland when the city was under British rule. Currently, the HKSAR government permits 150 mainlanders per day to become permanent...
UN Committee highlights gap between law and practice
Hong Kong’s record on race discrimination under review In arguing for comprehensive legislation outlawing racial discrimination in Hong Kong, a UN committee blundered into the sensitive territory of the division of responsibility between the Hong Kong government and Beijing under one country, two...
In his essay, “Sino-U.S. Relations: Engagement or Hostility?” Gao Wenqian, HRIC’s Senior Policy Advisor, questions key assumptions by Western observers about President Xi Jinping’s grip on power and highlights an important opportunity—and the imperative—for the U.S. to stand firm on human rights in...
In our earlier discussion, we talked about if we have a case, whether we always want to get it into the media. I believe that this is almost always beneficial, but the trick is how. Before you do that, you have to understand the media landscape. Hong Kong has a very peculiar media environment...
Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong Christine Loh Hong Kong University Press July 2010 (HC), February 2011 (PB) Hardcover & paperback: 372 pages When Christine Loh was a little girl growing up in Hong Kong, she had a fascination with the Communist Party of China (CPC),...
Background After almost a century of colonial rule, the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 between the United Kingdom (UK) and The People’s Republic of China (PRC) paved the way for the return of Hong Kong to the PRC in 1997. It established a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to be...
HRIC is deeply concerned about the statement by the spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) during a briefing on November 19, 2019, that castigated the “extreme violence” committed by young protesters in Hong Kong, “including against the police force.” While...
At its congress in Taipei, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a global federation of 192 human rights member organizations from more than 100 countries, unanimously approved an urgent resolution (full text below) supporting the Hong Kong people’s protests calling for government...

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