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China Human Rights

F*ck Your Mother Ship, F*ck Censorship

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Disgrasian

This is China we're talking about, so the video isn't just funny, punny wordplay. The grass-mud horse video has become a national symbol of resistance to authority and censorship.

Getting Chas Freeman: Who Is Behind The Effort?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The folks trying to defeat Chas Freeman's appointment are trying hard to switch the ostensible reason for their dislike of him from Israel policy to Chinese human rights. It's not working.

China Clamps Down On Tibetans 50 Years After Revolt

nytimes.com | EDWARD WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAQU, China -- Enraged nomads stormed through this windswept town on the Tibetan plateau a year ago this month, raiding a police compound, setting fir...

Letter From Paris: Heads Up, China

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

So it looks like Pierre Bergé will get to keep his stunning Chinese bronze fountainheads that turned into the show stealers of his and Yves Saint Laurent's breathtaking collection auctioned off in Paris last week.

Hillary Was Right to Downplay Human Rights in China

Sam Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Black

International legitimacy depends on consistency. The less we sound like we preach human rights only when it's to our advantage (and we're not prepared to back it up) the better.

Tibet's Unlikely Defender: A Chinese Journalist's Change of Mind

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rebecca Novick

Zhu Rui has met the Dalai Lama twice now. "He has such simplicity," she says, "which is why many Chinese leaders don't understand him. They are much too complicated."

China's Deadly Investments

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Washington and activists around the world need to focus on Beijing's investment strategy -- its economic interests are undermined by its present foreign policy and offering China real alternatives.

China Hits Back, Denounces US 'Rights Abuse'

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China has responded in detail to a US report published this week criticising China for alleged rights abuses....

Michael Posner To Head State Department's Human Rights Bureau: Official

Bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- China's human rights record worsened last year in areas that included harassment of dissidents and repression of ethnic minorit...

Charter 08: Chinese Activists Question Effectiveness Of Popular Democracy Charter

Huffington Post Contributor | Joel Schectman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jiang Qisheng was among the first to sign the pro-democracy manifesto -- which calls for a radical departure from China's current one party system. In...

Clinton's China Trip Raises Hopes And Fears In Beijing

Inter Press Service | Antoaneta Bezlova | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING, Feb 17 (IPS) - United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's upcoming maiden trip to China this week has raised both expectations and ...

Baby Steps: Online Debate, Dissent, and Democracy

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

Seconds after Wen Jiabao, China's popular Premier, saw a Cambridge University student's shoe whiz by him, China's blogosphere exploded with opinions.

Calling Tibet? Please Hang Up and Try Again

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

Your call might abruptly end in mid-sentence, say exiled Tibetans, especially if you mention anything "sensitive."

Beatings, Protests, Arrests Mark 60th Annual Human Rights Day

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The Financial Times reports that the UN human rights commissioner, Navi Pill...

Obammunism

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

Like the Chinese, Obama is a Communist. So you know what that means, right? Obama not only shared his toys, but he, like the Chinese, first tainted them with lead paint.

What's Gold Got To Do With It: China's Post-Olympic Identity

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chi Tung

Winning more golds than anyone else is exactly the kind of paradoxical achievement that enables New China to keep marching to the beat of its own hollow drum

Yellow Peril Or Power? China Reconsidered (Again)

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chi Tung

American media coverage of China tends to slant one of two ways: toward fat, happy and unquestioning globalization, or small-minded, unblinking provincialism.

Arrested in Tibet: A Young American's Journey of Fear

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

In a Tibetan stall, Wen asked the price of something in Chinese. The shopkeeper ignored her, and then muttered bitterly in English, "No good Chinese." She wanted to find out what lay at the root of that sentiment.

Human Rights Group Overtakes Beijing Radio Station For Protest

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The world's best-known advocate of freedom of the media took its message to the heart of Beijing this morning, making a pirate broadcast on Chinese ra...

Welcome to the Orwell Olympics

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Bush doesn't have to ask Hu Jintao to tear down the Great Wall of China, but the least he can do is to use in public, in China, some of the lovely human rights language he claims he's been saying in private.

George Bush -- Waiting to Inhale in Beijing

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

When Bush steps off Air Force One in Beijing, maybe he should be wearing his own smog mask, if only as a sign of solidarity with this country's athletes.

Olympic Protests: A Second Look

Jeremy Haft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

If real human rights reform is what you want, then castigating the Chinese on the world stage isn't too productive -- mainly because it impedes the progress that is actually being made on the ground.

Sponsoring the Olympics Is Bad for Business

Sophie Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sophie Richardson

The 12 biggest Olympics sponsors may soon learn that government-fanned waves of nationalism are bad for business. The sponsors are only shooting themselves in the foot -- and paying to do so!

The China Question: To Beg or to Blog?

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Posner

Mao's successors in the Communist Party are offering the Chinese people food but not freedom, and many are happy to take the deal.

Five Things We Wish George W. Bush Would Read Before His Olympic Visit to China

Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess

In recognition of the limited time he has before departing for Beijing, we've put together a brief list of the best recent China writing on the Web.