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China and Iran at the Tipping Point
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.

Xi Jinping Has Critics in China. They Have Paid a Steep Price.
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.
The Steep Cost of Bachelet’s Visit to China
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.

China Claims Sabotage as UN Rights Official Visits Xinjiang
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.

New Zealand’s Mixed Messaging on the Beijing Olympic Boycott
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.

WTA Pulls Its Tournaments From China Over Concerns for Peng Shuai
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.

The G-20 Can’t Ignore the World’s China Problem
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.
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.

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