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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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Liu Xiaobo 2007 Translated by J. Latourelle It has been nearly two months since the shocking news of the “black kilns” run on slave labor in Shanxi came to light. But consider the storm of public opinion at home and abroad demanding greater accountability; or the numerous instructions, the staff,...
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...
[Zhang Hengyin, Sinopec Group] Zhang used his real name to report to Sinopec Group’s discipline inspection commission the corrupt actions of Nie Sizhi, a unit manager at the Fushun Petroleum Chemical Company, a Sinopec’s subsidiary. In 1996, Zhang was detained by the company’s public security...
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...
(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’...
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 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,...

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