8 Years After ‘709,’ Persecution of Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Continues
By William Nee
The crackdown that began on July 9, 2015 is not just history; some of the targets are facing renewed pressure today.
How China Tries to Bamboozle the United Nations
By William Nee
At Geneva next week, the Chinese government will try to convince a U.N. committee that it is a paragon of economic, social, and cultural rights.
Wang Quanzhang and China’s ‘Non-Release Release’
By Jerome A. Cohen
Wang, a rights lawyer, was released from prison on April 5. So why hasn't he been allowed to go home?
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.
From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
By Emile Dirks
30 years after Tiananmen, activism in China continues, though by necessity it has taken different forms.
China’s Grim Christmas Ritual: Imprisoning Dissidents
By Thomas E. Kellogg
Xie Yang was the latest activist to be sentenced during the Christmas holiday season.
Michael Caster on China's Forced Disappearances
By Shannon Tiezzi
Caster talks about a new collection of firsthand accounts from the disappeared.
Liu Xiaobo Wasn’t China’s Only Prisoner of Conscience
By Benedict Rogers
The best way to honor his memory is to press China to end torture and free other dissidents.
How China Wound up Outside the International Human Rights Debate
By Sarah M. Brooks
As China's global role grows, it's increasingly important to speak out about the country's human rights issues.
Why and How Tillerson Should Address Human Rights on China Visit
By Sarah Cook and Annie Boyajian
Raising human rights concerns on his first trip to China (or failing to do so) will send a strong message.
The People's Republic of the Disappeared
By Michael Caster
From black jails to residential surveillance, Beijing has been trying to normalize enforced disappearances for a decade.
Interview: Jerome Cohen
By Maurits Elen
Jerome Cohen, Professor of Law at New York University, on legal reform, human rights and judicial independence in China.