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1413 Days and Counting: Li Wenzu’s Fight for Her Husband’s Freedom
July 09, 2019

1413 Days and Counting: Li Wenzu’s Fight for Her Husband’s Freedom

By Doriane Lau
4 years after the 709 crackdown, lawyer Wang Quanzhang remains imprisoned. His wife refuses to give up hope.

2 Dueling Visions of Human Rights in China
October 06, 2016

2 Dueling Visions of Human Rights in China

By Shannon Tiezzi
U.S. CECC annual report and China's own human rights action plan showcase starkly different concepts of "human rights."
China’s Latest Crackdown Is Not Its Worst
September 08, 2016

China’s Latest Crackdown Is Not Its Worst

By Sarah Cook
The crackdown on rights defenders pales in comparisons to long term oppression of religious and ethnic minorities.

China's Human Rights Lawyers: Political Resistance and the Law
February 11, 2016

China's Human Rights Lawyers: Political Resistance and the Law

By Bochen Han
Eva Pils on the shrinking space China's rights lawyers have to operate within.

China's Rights Struggle Is No Longer an 'Internal Affair'
February 01, 2016

China's Rights Struggle Is No Longer an 'Internal Affair'

By Kerry Brown
"Suddenly the country’s domestic repression has a strong international dimension."

Why Did China Detain a Swedish Citizen?
January 23, 2016

Why Did China Detain a Swedish Citizen?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, military drills alarm Taiwan, China's water crisis, and Monster Hunt comes to the US. Friday China links.

China's Response to UN Torture Investigation: Nothing to See Here
December 17, 2015

China's Response to UN Torture Investigation: Nothing to See Here

By David Volodzko
China continues to stonewall investigations into human rights abuses.
UN Committee Urges China to Halt Torture
December 10, 2015

UN Committee Urges China to Halt Torture

By Shannon Tiezzi
A UN report finds that torture remains "deeply entrenched" in China's criminal justice system.

China’s Political Firewall – Mass Arrest of Lawyers
August 12, 2015

China’s Political Firewall – Mass Arrest of Lawyers

By Andrew Anderson
For the international community it is business as usual, even as China detains hundreds of human rights defenders.

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