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Rights activist Liu Xiaofang ( 刘晓芳) who visited Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利) at the 309 Military Hospital told HRIC that a Dr. Su there said that Cao is on life support and her condition is terminal. Liu said that Cao did not respond when she called out to her loudly through a glass window. According to Liu,...
Rights activist Hu Jia tweeted the following message at 10:47pm Beijing time: “Today, February 28, a doctor from the tuberculosis institute at the 309 Military Hospital notified Cao Shunli ’s family that Cao’s vital signs are being supported by a ventilator; her many organs are gradually failing. A...
Cao Shunli ’s ( 曹顺利 ) lawyer Wang Yu ( 王 宇 ) and other lawyers and activists issued an urgent appeal to the Beijing police to make public information on Cao Shunli’s condition and undertake an investigation for liability. The appeal alleges that authorities at the Chaoyang District Detention Center...
Beijing rights defender Wang Ling ( 王玲 ) told Human Rights in China that she and more than 20 other rights defenders attempted to visit Cao Shunli this afternoon, February 21, at the 309 Military Hospital in the Haidian District of Beijing but were prevented from entering the intensive care unit to...
Human Rights in China received information that rights activist Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利) , who has been in custody since September 2013 and suffering from various medical conditions, was in intensive care at the Beijing Qinghe 999 Hospital earlier today. She was later transferred to the 309 Military...
“Our motherland is like a garden, and we, the colorful flowers,” the song goes. Dear motherland, I would love to be one of the colors and add to your beauty. But before that, please let me bloom into my own. September 8, 2013, I was on my way home. “2020 already? God, I’m old!” I exclaimed, when I...
In 1978, 35 years ago, as China began to thaw from the dark ice age of Mao’s totalitarian rule, groups of young people from the bottom rungs and cracks of a closed society came out one after another to gather together. On the “Democracy Walls” in Beijing, Shanghai, and other cities, were not only...
Rights defender Zhou Li ( 周莉) told Human Rights in China that she was taken into custody early morning December 3 from outside the Yushui District People’s Court in Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. Zhou, based in Beijing, had gone to the court to show her support for Liu Ping ( 刘萍 ) , Wei Zhongping ( 魏忠平...
Lawyer Wang Yu ( 王宇 ) met with detained rights defender Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利 ) for more than an hour on Wednesday, October 30. Wang, who has been retained by Cao’s family to represent Cao, was the first person outside law enforcement who has had any contact with Cao since her disappearance on September...
Conversation with Andrew J. Nathan Political scientist Andrew J. Nathan, co-author of China’s Search for Security, shares his insights on topics including China’s engagement with the international human rights system, the contention around values between China and the U.S., and the effect of...

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