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[Original Chinese posted online on May 30, 2012, on China in Perspective ]
At the request of Ding Zilin, a spokesperson for the Tiananmen Mothers, Human Rights in China is releasing an open letter entitled “ To Chai Ling—A Belated Open Letter Response .” HRIC has translated the letter into English (see below). On June 4, 2012, Chai Ling posted online an op-ed piece in...
[Remember June Fourth] On the 23rd anniversary of the crackdown of the 1989 Democracy Movement, four Shanghai petitioners publicly commemorated the June Fourth Tiananmen Massacre by holding placards on People’s Square in the center of Shanghai.
At the request of the Tiananmen Mothers, Human Rights in China (HRIC) is issuing the following essay that commemorates the victims of June Fourth on its 23rd anniversary. In the essay, signed by 150 individuals, the Tiananmen Mothers state that their struggle will not cease, and they will not give...
On May 28, democracy activists in Guizhou Province held a rally to commemorate June Fourth in the bustling People’s Square, in Guiyang, the provincial capital. Lu reports in the write-up of the event (Chinese only) that it attracted several thousand spectators. Lu said that despite the difficult...
In advance of this year’s “Two Congresses,” due to begin on March 5, the Tiananmen Mothers have issued an open letter to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Eleventh National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Sharon Hom : I would like to start with a question about the genesis of the idea to organize a candlelight vigil in Victoria Park. When was it first organized? Who were the conveners? What were the goals?
Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China When the tank arrived, the students were sitting in a circle in the center of Tiananmen Square. The opening ceremony of the Democracy University in the Square had begun.
This appeal (CH), by Zhang Shanguang ( 张善光) of the Hunan Citizens online forum , to the Shaoyang government to provide redress and social benefits to Li Wangyang (李旺阳), who was imprisoned for 21 years for political reasons. The appeal gives the account of Li Wangyang, a worker-leader in the 1989...

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