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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.

From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
June 01, 2019

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
January 24, 2018

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
January 10, 2018

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
July 28, 2017

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
May 22, 2017

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
March 15, 2017

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
December 06, 2016

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
September 01, 2016

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.

Activists and Lawyers Jailed in China’s Latest Crackdown
August 04, 2016

Activists and Lawyers Jailed in China’s Latest Crackdown

By Cal Wong
Three activists, detained during last summer's massive crackdown, are sentenced to prison terms.

EU Must Push China on Human Rights, With or Without the UK
July 12, 2016

EU Must Push China on Human Rights, With or Without the UK

By Andrew Anderson
China might think Europe is weak right now, but the EU must not water down its commitment to human rights and democracy.
Why China Both Loves and Fears the Rule of Law
June 25, 2016

Why China Both Loves and Fears the Rule of Law

By David Gitter
Beijing recognizes the importance of a reliable legal system, but fears the challenge lawyers could pose to the CCP.

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