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Letter to U.S. President Barack Obama Julie Harms November 17, 2009, Beijing Dear Mr. President, As an American citizen, and a frequent visitor to China, with strong connections to both countries, I fully support your effort to engage China as a strategic partner and ally. I hope that you will take...
Although many legal scholars are now saying publicly that Custody and Repatriation (C&R) violates national laws, the police continue to insist that it is indispensable. Nicolas Becquelin describes a system that has grown rapidly and continues to cause systemic abuses of the rights of poor...
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...
Still recovering from an unexpected ordeal On July 14, one day after Beijing was selected as the host of the 2008 Olympic Games, Dr. Li Shaomin was tried on charges of espionage. The result, announced the same day, was a forgone conclusion: guilty as charged. However, Li was not sentenced to prison...
When the news broke in March that US-based Chinese scholar Gao Zhan had been detained on spying charges, it quickly led to the release of information about other similar cases of academics who had been arrested by State Security authorities.
Now serving a four-year prison sentence for “incitement to subvert state power” for setting up an independent corruption monitoring group, An Jun is being held in Henan Province No. 1 Prison in Kaifeng City, and has a heart condition for which he is not receiving proper treatment.
Zhang Shanguang Suffering abuse in prison for seeking to help laid off workers

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