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[Translation by Human Rights in China] 1 The Chinese Spring Festival in 2018 came late. February 15 was the anniversary of Mr. Edgar Snow's death, also Lunar New Year’s Eve. This happened to be a time of long holidays, when people were either busy preparing meals for family reunions at home or out...
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...
Since the 18th Party Congress in 2012, human rights have deteriorated, the rule of law has regressed, torture has increased, and the number of wrongful incarcerations has grown dramatically—Beijing rights defender Yu Wensheng states in an open letter. Yu says that since Xi Jinping came to power...
On the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Wang Xiuying, a woman in her 80s from Beijing, published an open letter to Xi Jinping arguing that “continuing the Party’s absolute leadership over the army is paradoxical.” The open letter states that the army’s...
The functions and operation of the congress of the CPC According to the provisions of the CPC constitution, the Party Congress, held every five years, is the highest authority of the Party and its tasks are to elect the highest leadership and determine major policies. This is determined by China's...
HRIC Senior Policy Advisor Gao Wenqian shares his views on U.S.-China relations reshaped under Donald Trump and some surprising implications for the human rights situation in China. Human Rights and the U.S.-China Diplomatic Chessboard Gao Wenqian Human rights have always been a piece on the U.S.-...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] A Short Commentary on the 6th Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China The 6th Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China officially established Xi Jinping’s “core” status in the Party. The process leading...
Dear Mr. Xi Jinping: Hello! I am an old woman from Beijing, more than 80 years old. My name is Wang Xiuying. On the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party China (CPC), I would like to discuss the issue of the CPC’s legitimacy. As everyone knows, the CPC was established under the...
The Occupy Movement Has been a Huge Success Human Rights In China: The conventional view is that, currently, both sides of the protest are at an impasse: Beijing has said it will never withdraw the August 31 Decision by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, and the students are not...
With the peaceful ending of the Occupy Central Movement (OCM), Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy has turned a new page. The two-and-a-half-month-long mass civil disobedience was unprecedented in its scale, epic in its manifestation, and potentially lasting in its impact on Hong Kong’s...

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