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China is a country with a lot of problems of what political scientists call “stateness. ” That is to say, the state itself is not a subject of broad consensus, with respect to both its geographic boundaries or to its membership. There are a lot of examples of important parts of China that are not...
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Since 1996, HRIC has maintained a programme presence in Hong Kong, facilitating our work on mainland human rights issues. HRIC also has a small Hong Kong office, and we actively engage in outreach to diverse groups, including the diplomatic, NGO, and academic communities. As the central Chinese government tightens its control over Hong Kong affairs, we have expanded our programme work to specifically address heightened threats to rule of law, democracy, and human rights. We are expanding  of our capacity-building work aimed at diverse stakeholders.

Updated: December 8, 2014

Essays and Other Expressions

Human Rights in China invites the people of Hong Kong who have experienced—participated in or observed—the Umbrella Movement to send us short personal essays, poetry, journal entries, short video messages, or photographs.

The submissions will be posted in a special “Hong Kong: Voices of the People” section of our website.

Bao Pu (New Century Press) : There is one contrasting example of record keeping in the mainland. We were just working on a book on Mao’s great famine. A Hong Kong scholar went to dozens of archives on the mainland at the central and provincial levels. He was able to get meticulously-kept records of...
In Geneva today, 40 representatives of the Chinese government faced three hours of hard-hitting questions from UN independent experts regarding China’s implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment . Today’s session began China’s...
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...
Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong Christine Loh Hong Kong University Press July 2010 (HC), February 2011 (PB) Hardcover & paperback: 372 pages When Christine Loh was a little girl growing up in Hong Kong, she had a fascination with the Communist Party of China (CPC),...
Official Documents The Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong (Joint Declaration) [中英关于香港问题的联合声明]

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