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From Andrew Jacobs and Chris Buckley with The New York Times , “ China Sentences Xu Zhiyong, Legal Activist, to 4 Years in Prison Other participants in the New Citizens Movement and similar protests also face prosecution, including two who stood trial in the two days after Mr. Xu’s trial. Four...
From Phayul.com, “ Trial of Chinese activist Xu ends without verdict, foreign journalists attacked ”: Xu’s two lawyers, Zhang Qingfang and Yang Jinzhu, told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that they and Xu remained silent during most of the court hearing to protest the “unjust nature” of the trial. In...
From David Wertime with Foreign Policy, “ Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out ” : Sharon Hom , executive director of overseas Chinese NGO Human Rights in China , told Foreign Policy that her organization has heard reports of Wang spending 60 days in solitary confinement. The post may have been an oblique...
In this opinion piece, HRIC senior policy advisor Gao Wenqian explains why the continued veneration of Mao is the biggest obstacle to China’s social transformation. Gao is the author of the book Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary , which is banned in China. Read the essay in the New York...
From Chris Buckley with The New York Times, “ Clashing Views of China’s Human Rights Record at U.N. Hearing ”:
From The Guardian, “ China challenged over human rights record at United Nations ”:
From Stephanie Nebehay and Sui-Lee Wee with Reuters, “ West criticises, China defends human rights record at U.N. ”: Activists voiced disappointment at China's position at the session. On Friday, its delegation is due to say which of the Council's recommendations it will accept or reject.
From Agence France-Presse, “ China defends record at U.N. Human Rights Council; others beg to differ ”: In the run-up to China’s review, campaigners and Western officials raised the alarm about the disappearance of Chinese activist Cao Shunli, who had been due in Geneva.
From Radio Free Asia, “ Activists Slam China's Human Rights Record Amid UN Review ”: In a statement released shortly after the Chinese delegation to the Council's second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Beijing's rights record, the New York-based group Human Rights in China (HRIC) warned that the...
From Lisa Schlein with Voice of America, “ China’s Human Rights Record Challenged at UN ”: A senior program officer for Human Rights in China , Shiwei Ye , told VOA the Chinese government implements very severe and restrictive policies on political and civil rights, as well as on social, economic...

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