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China's Top Political Advisor Woos Spanish Senate to Ensure End of Tibet Lawsuit

Rebecca Novick | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

With its pursuit of the Tibet case, the Spanish courts had sent a strong message to those who oppress with impunity. But it is now looking like Spain may well be out of daring altogether.

Using the 'T' Word to Justify Human Rights Abuses

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

From China to Burma to Egypt, some governments invoke the "T" word to justify official conduct that runs afoul of international human rights law.

Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Charlie Smith

Using technology to provide unfettered access to news in China is not just an opportunity but an obligation for any news organization that believes in freedom of speech.

Rice Accuses Russia, China Of Human Rights Abuses

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser, in a sweeping review of global human rights practices, singled out...

China, Democracy and Us

Shadi Bartsch | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Shadi Bartsch

The gulf between the Chinese view and the American view is not just a matter of modern political ideology. It has deep historical and cultural roots.

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Seizure and Arrests

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Netherlands is in a unique position to assert the rule of law in the case of the Arctic Sunrise, beyond the consideration of the ship's registration. The Netherlands is home to several major international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

We the People('s) Dictatorship? Constitutional Politics in the United States and China

Mark Jia | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Mark Jia

The rise and resonance of constitutional advocacy discourse in China is unambiguously positive. The first step towards giving legal life to the Chinese Constitution may be to embrace its political one.

Chinese Activist Arrested In Latest Crackdown On Dissent

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

An outspoken Chinese dissident has been arrested following a television interview in which he criticized the country's ruling Communist Party. Hu J...

Hillary's Play on Women, for Women Might Work

Alan Kelly | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Hillary Clinton will both shake the men of lesser world orders and inspire the women who dwell there. In that process, perhaps, they will be forced to reconcile their aggression abroad with their aggressions at home.

How Far Will China Rise?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Contradictions -- to use a classic Marxist word -- abound: a Communist Party leading a capitalist revolution with its own stability as a ruling elite dependent, above all, upon ever greater economic growth.

The Transparency Prism

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Pierre Guerlain

When a Chinese dissident breaks an illegitimate Chinese law the West applauds. When an American whistleblower reveals hidden crimes the accomplices of these crimes cry foul. Transparency in political matters is claimed only when the other has something to hide.

Elections, Reincarnation, and the Dalai Lama in Kentucky

John Wagner Givens | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

None of the possible shortcomings of the Dalai Lama as a democrat do anything to excuse the human rights abuses that have been and continue to be perpetrated by the PRC in Tibet.

China and India

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

China's economic success has led many to ignore its opaque foreign policy, but we would do well to remember how hard our ancestors have worked to endow us with a Constitutional government of checks and balances in which political leaders are required to explain their actions, and answer to the voters.

Why Is Beijing Leaking the Revolution?

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Rebecca Novick

It's amusing to imagine what Alexis de Tocqueville would make of China recommending his 'Revolution' to its people. What China's leadership seems to have failed to notice is that the French Revolution is generally considered to have been a good thing by its people.

Chen: China Has Good Laws -- But They Should Apply to the Communist Party

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Chen Guangcheng is the blind civil rights advocate from rural China who escaped house arrest in April 2012 and fled to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton negotiated his temporary stay in the U.S. to study law at NYU. I interviewed him recently.

The Next Chapter for Chen Guangcheng

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Katrina Lantos Swett

Human rights organizations and people of goodwill must step forward to stand with Chen and other human rights heroes in China who are daily facing down Goliath on behalf of their fellow citizens.

The Blue Flower

Kate Saunders | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Kate Saunders

At a time of crisis in Tibet, instead of seeking to understand this gentle symbolism, the armed military response in Kyegu to placing scarves around a flower demonstrated a deeper truth -- that the Chinese leadership appears to have no other strategy on Tibet beyond oppression.

Desmond Tutu Starts Petition To Release Nobel Winner

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

When Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his dedication to human rights in China, he and his wife were under house arrest. To this day, t...

PHOTOS: 'Nail Grave' Stands In Middle Of Huge Construction Site

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

A dispute between a property developer and the relatives of a person whose grave sits in the middle of a construction site has resulted in a very stra...

New Documentary Illuminates Perils of U.S. China Policy

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The connection between the irresistibility of cheap Chinese-made products and the loss of America's manufacturing base -- along with the threat to peace on earth -- is at the heart of Death by China.

It's China, Stupid

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 01.08.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Over the next few days, China will slowly lift the veil of secrecy that has shrouded what appears to have been a contentious leadership transition.

Open Letter to the Chinese Government

Chai Ling | Posted 11.08.2012 | Impact
Chai Ling

I am writing to encourage you to take actions at the national level to respond to this violence against women and to have compassion on these victims of the One-Child Policy.

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Mo Yan, the new Nobel laureate who has strenuously avoided antagonizing the Communist Party during much of his career, stepped into a polit...

More Bad News For Brain-Damaged Foxconn Factory Worker Who Had Half His Brain Removed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

A Chinese Apple manufacturer has a message for a worker who had half his brain removed after a factory accident: Get out of the hospital or else. Z...

Want More Jobs in United States? Push China to Respect Human Rights

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Factories built on land appropriated below legitimate market rates -- like those employing workers denied the right to organize, or those despoiling the environment due to a lack of oversight -- enjoy significant cost advantages, undermining the competitiveness of U.S. exporters.