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February 11, 2023
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.
April 23, 2020
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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