November 29, 2022
China and Iran at the Tipping Point
By Maryam Nayeb Yazdi and Jianli Yang
The people of Iran and China are at a make-or-break point in their history, and the West’s values-based diplomacy is the key to their fate.
October 14, 2022
Xi Jinping Has Critics in China. They Have Paid a Steep Price.
By William Nee
Human rights defenders in China face arrest and lengthy detention for calling out Xi’s mistakes.
June 13, 2022
The Steep Cost of Bachelet’s Visit to China
By Patrizia Cogo and Lukian De Boni
Engaging with China on human rights risks legitimizing Beijing’s narratives – whether intentionally or not.
May 25, 2022
China Claims Sabotage as UN Rights Official Visits Xinjiang
By Associated Press
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is in China, the first such trip since 2005, to investigate abuses against Muslim minorities.
December 14, 2021
New Zealand’s Mixed Messaging on the Beijing Olympic Boycott
By Christopher Edward Carroll
New Zealanders and traditional allies alike are looking for a strong stance from the Ardern government.
December 03, 2021
WTA Pulls Its Tournaments From China Over Concerns for Peng Shuai
By Howard Fendrich
The Women’s Tennis Association said it would not conduct business in China until it was satisfied that Peng was “truly safe and free” and her accusation of sexual assault was being investigated.
October 29, 2021
The G-20 Can’t Ignore the World’s China Problem
By Nathan Law and Rahima Mahmut
A regime that is allowed to commit genocide and violate international agreements with impunity is a regime that will be emboldened to continue to commit atrocity crimes and threaten others beyond its borders.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.