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The International Olympic Committee's decision to award the 2022 Winter Olympics Host City to Beijing blatantly ignores the current government crackdown of unprecedented scale targeting human rights lawyers and defenders in China, as well as a water shortage that has already reached crisis levels...
In 2001, the International Olympics Committee voted to award the 2008 Olympics to China, despite its human rights record and the fact that Beijing achieved a top rating in only one out of ten selection categories. In the nearly decade and a half since, not only has China failed to improved its...
Thomas Bach President International Olympic Committee Château de Vidy Case postale 356 1001 Lausanne Switzerland VIA Fax: +41 21 621 62 16 (Lausanne) VIA Email & Fax: +60 32 333 28 82 (Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre) Open Letter to IOC President Thomas Bach [ see response ] July 28, 2015 Dear...
Rights defender Guo Feixiong (penname of Yang Maodong) files a complaint against the Tianhe Detention Center in Guangzhou, where he is detained, for subjecting detainees to daily strip searches. He requests that the court confirm the unlawfulness of the defendant’s behavior and order the defendant...
Guo Feixiong (aka Yang Maodong), rights defender accused of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place” and detained in Tianhe District Detention Center, Guangzhou, demands state compensation for the ill-treatment he received from bailiffs of the Guangzhou Municipal Tianhe District...
At the request of the Tiananmen Mothers, Human Rights in China (HRIC) is issuing the following essay by the group to commemorate the victims of June Fourth on its 26th anniversary. Quoting Premier Li Keqiang’s March 2015 speech that Japan’s leaders today bear historical responsibility for Japan’s...
This year, the UN Commission on Human Rights failed to consider any resolution on China’s human rights record. But now it is clear that more is at stake than just China’s ability to evade the scrutiny of the international human rights regime, write Nicolas Becquelin & Chine Chan , who both...
To: The Honorable Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Your Excellency , My name is Gao Qinrong. I am a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a former correspondent of Shanxi Youth Daily. I worked as a correspondent for the Journalist Observer magazine of Xinhua News...
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...
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...

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