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Excerpted from Canwest News Service (via Canada.com) : "This was a display of very low tolerance of critical comments," Sharon Hom, a Hong Kong-born lawyer who heads the U.S.-based Human Rights in China, told a news conference. Access to the full text of this article may require a subscription and...
Excerpted from Reuters (via International Herald Tribune) : "This was a display of very low tolerance of critical comments," Sharon Hom, a Hong Kong-born lawyer who was a law professor in Beijing and now heads a U.S.-based monitoring group, Human Rights in China, told a news conference. Access to...
The examination of China’s first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report by the UN Human Rights Council concluded this morning. The Chinese delegation, led by Chinese Ambassador Li Baodong, dismissed concerns raised by many countries over China’s human rights practices as “politicized statements.”...
It is well known that the Chinese government’s budgetary process is a messy one. The concept of a “budget” in China includes: a formal and legal budget; an official but quasi-legal extra-budget; and an informal, occasionally illegal, extra-extra budget. The government budget is thus a complex mix...
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In 1989, millions of democracy and labor activists and other citizens throughout China demanded reforms. The leaders responded with tanks and violence and then attempted to silence demands for political reform with the benefits of economic liberalization. What the Chinese people got are...
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After 37 days of detention, five women activists, Li Tingting (李婷婷), Wu Rongrong (武嵘嵘), Zheng Churan (郑楚然), Wei Tingting (韦婷婷), and Wang Man (王曼), were “released upon guarantee pending further investigation” (取保候审) on April 13, 2015.

Editor’s note: This article was completed on December 7, 2014, four days before the Hong Kong police carried out the final clearing of the main protest in Admiralty. What’s next for the Umbrella Revolution? Therein lies the strength of a post-modern political movement: Success is no longer defined...
LAWSUIT FILED HRIC initiated the filing of a lawsuit against the former Premier of China, Li Peng. The lawsuit was filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Zhang Liming, who lost his sister in the Beijing massacre, and Zhou Fengsuo, Liu...

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