Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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Why the ABA Downplayed China’s Rights Crackdown

The Xi administration’s wide-reaching crackdown on civil society activism escalated in July when over 200 human rights lawyers and activists were detained or questioned in what became known as the “Black Friday” round-up; while the majority of those detained have since been released, some remain in custody in undisclosed locations, and

November 25, 2015 4:56 PM

Memories of Torture and Hope for Redemption

Central authorities have claimed that criminal justice reforms since 2009 have helped to curb the practice of using torture to extract pre-trial confessions from detainees, but reports from human rights organizations over the past six months have found that the practice remains systematic, and is being used against rights lawyers and activists amid a renewed crackdown on civil

November 25, 2015 1:11 PM

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