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China Human Rights

Desmond Tutu Starts Change.org 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.

China Cracks Down On Activists Ahead Of Power Transition

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

BEIJING — During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay ...

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's newly named Nobel laureate for literature expressed hope Friday that an imprisoned Chinese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be ...

Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield

www.nytimes.com | 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.

Free Liu Xiaobo

Jared Genser | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Jared Genser

Two years ago today, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the imprisoned Chinese intellectual and democracy activist Dr. Liu Xiaobo. As we mark this anniversary, the international community must address the ongoing repression of rights in China.

Chris C. Anderson

Exclusive Interview With Taiwan's Minister Of Culture

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

Doctor Lung Yingtai does not have an enviable position. She is Taiwan's first Ministry of Culture. In a country that is in constant cultural "disagree...

We're All in This Together

Francine LeFrak | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

Peter Navarro's Death By China is a call for action -- it is up to each one of us to recognize that by indulging in cheap labor we are complicit in the world's ethical collapse.

How One Disappearance Case May Prove China's Commitment to Rule of Law Post-Transition

Steven W. Barnes | Posted 10.16.2012 | World
Steven W. Barnes

For all of the attention paid to the Bo Xilai scandal and circumstances involving government critics Ai Weiwei and Chen Guangcheng, one largely unnoticed case may serve as a barometer for China's future in this area.

"We've All Been Brainwashed": China's Dissident Bloggers Speak Out in High Tech, Low Life

Govindini Murty | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Even as Chinese dissidents like Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and artist Ai Weiwei suffer physical imprisonment, hundreds of millions of their fellow Chinese citizens are suffering a form of mental imprisonment thanks to their nation's system of internet censorship.

China Finally Stops Surveilling Activist's Village

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

BEIJING — Suddenly the guard posts came down and the hired toughs who manned them melted away, restoring an air of freedom this week to a villag...

China Slams U.S. Human Rights Report

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China on Friday rejected a U.S. State Department report that criticized China's human rights record, saying Washington's critique was inacc...

Chen and Reaffirming America's Commitment to Human Rights in 2012 Election

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Overall, the Obama Administration has shown a lack of enthusiasm to engage human rights issues around the world and has a mixed, if not poor, record of supporting pro-democracy dissidents such as Chen.

Blind Activist's Family: China Manipulates Nephew's Case

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, May 18 (Reuters) - The nephew of blind activist Chen Guangcheng has been denied his family's choice of lawyers...

Blind Activist Says China Quietly Agreed To Investigate Abuse

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

BEIJING — Rights advocate Chen Guangcheng says the Chinese government has quietly promised him it will investigate abuses he and his family suff...

Some Additional Thoughts on Chen Guangcheng's Hopeful Departure From China

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

China watchers have differing opinions on China's decision to let activist Chen Guangcheng apply to leave China for the United States, on the trustwor...

The Curious Chen Crisis Spotlights Our Big China Conundrum

William Bradley | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
William Bradley

The whole thing is very odd. It all highlights what a conundrum that leaders from Washington to California face in dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by a clearly ascending and not very well understood China.

Blind Justice In China

Mark Harril Saunders | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion
Mark Harril Saunders

Americans may have been surprised to read in news stories this week about the role of a Christian organization in the escape from house arrest of Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights lawyer in China.

Balancing Human Rights and Superpower Politics

Thomas Probert | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Thomas Probert

Tensions between Washington and Beijing mount with every development in the story of the blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng. Washington is trying to keep the issue low-key, but Obama faces mounting Republican criticism that he is too soft on China's human rights record.

The Thorn That Keeps Pricking China's Government

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) - Blind Chinese rights defender Chen Guangcheng has never been one to give up without a figh...