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Repression by Any Other Name: Xinjiang and the Genocide Debate
August 03, 2021

Repression by Any Other Name: Xinjiang and the Genocide Debate

By Martin S. Flaherty
Is what’s going on in Xinjiang genocide? The answer is a qualified yes, but no hedging is needed for the equally serious accusation of crimes against humanity.

Jules Boykoff on a Beijing 2022 Boycott
August 01, 2021

Jules Boykoff on a Beijing 2022 Boycott

By Catherine Putz
“China is no place for the Olympics, given that extreme human rights abuses in the country clash with principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter.”
China’s 709 Crackdown Is Still Going On
July 09, 2021

China’s 709 Crackdown Is Still Going On

By William Nee
Since the mass arrests on July 9, 2015, the Chinese government has never eased up on its pressure against human rights lawyers.

China ‘in a Category by Itself’ of Religious Rights Violators
May 06, 2021

China ‘in a Category by Itself’ of Religious Rights Violators

By Bonnie Girard
An interview with Gary Bauer, commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Takes Tougher Stance on China
May 03, 2021

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Takes Tougher Stance on China

By Nick Perry
Ardern's unusually targeted comments against China followed growing diplomatic discontent with Wellington's stance.

Survey: US Public Supports Action on China’s Human Rights Abuses
April 23, 2021

Survey: US Public Supports Action on China’s Human Rights Abuses

By Carolyn Brueggemann, Josie Coyle, Justine Davis, Miriam Dawson, and Timothy S. Rich
The U.S. government frequently criticizes China’s government for human rights violations. What do Americans think?

How the Olympic Movement Can Resist Beijing’s Games
March 26, 2021

How the Olympic Movement Can Resist Beijing’s Games

By Ben Lowsen
The world at large cannot expect the IOC to address every issue, but the issue of genocide is too great to ignore.
China Bashes US Over Racism, Inequality, Pandemic Response
March 24, 2021

China Bashes US Over Racism, Inequality, Pandemic Response

By Ken Moritsugu
Beijing’s annual report on U.S. human rights violations took aim at systemic racial and economic inequality, among other issues.

Human Rights Concerns Continue to Dog 2022 Beijing Olympics
February 26, 2021

Human Rights Concerns Continue to Dog 2022 Beijing Olympics

By Philip Citowicki
With less than a year to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the calls for a boycott will only get louder.

Can China Change the Definition of Human Rights?
February 23, 2021

Can China Change the Definition of Human Rights?

By Shannon Tiezzi
In a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, China’s foreign minister gave China’s preferred spin to the concept.

Will the EU-China Investment Agreement Survive Parliament’s Scrutiny?
January 27, 2021

Will the EU-China Investment Agreement Survive Parliament’s Scrutiny?

By Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy
A look at the remaining process for the CAI and the crucial role of the European Parliament, which could still vote the deal down.
China-EU Investment Deal Sparks Backlash Over Rights Concerns
January 13, 2021

China-EU Investment Deal Sparks Backlash Over Rights Concerns

By Shannon Tiezzi
Civil society organizations and members of the European Parliament alike are objecting to the deal amid China's continuing crackdowns in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

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