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A noted China scholar discusses the Chinese official reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize for Liu Xiaobo and the unstoppable domestic forces pushing for a more transparent and accountable government. Human Rights in China (HRIC): You’re an astute observer and commentator on Chinese politics, but you’...
[Translation by HRIC] To the Hangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau: Chinese citizens Wu Yilong, Chen Shuqing, Zhu Yufu, Mao Qingxiang, Zhu Zhengming, and Wang Rongqing submit this application to this honorable bureau [for a permit] for a demonstration to assert rights and call for political...
A former Special Advisor for China in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, recounts the origins of U.S. official legal reform exchanges with China and how the approach has changed. The 1997-98 US-China Summits: From Human Rights to Rule of Law? At the close of...
Catherine Barber and Corinna-Barbara Francis of Amnesty International, Antoine Madelin of the International Federation for Human Rights, Vincent Metten of the International Campaign for Tibet, and Sophie Richardson of Human Rights Watch appraise the dialogue process. As part of their engagement...
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...
Liu Xiaobo 2006 Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by J.
Translation by HRIC. February 5, 2010 After being denied permission by Chinese authorities to attend a literary festival in Cologne, writer Liao Yiwu wrote a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking intervention. Liao is the author of The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the...
January 13, 2000 Translation by HRIC. Dear Beardie or Baldie: I’ve been reading your My Testimony [unofficial translation of 《证词》, Zhengci ] day and night. Liu Xia read it very fast; I read it much more slowly. Between reading it ten lines at a time and spending time to understand each word, I’m...
Liu Xiaobo 2006 Translated by HRIC, based on a translation by Paul Frank. When the Communist Party of China (CPC) boss Hu Jintao made his first official visit to the United States [in April 2006], he followed the old low-key pragmatic approach the CPC regime had adopted in its relations with the U...

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