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China Defends Record on International Human Rights Day

On Tuesday, International Human Rights Day, spokesperson Hua Chunying mounted a familiar defense of China’s rights record at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ regular press conference: Q: It’s the Human Rights...

Volunteers Flocking to Quake Zone Asked to Turn Back

Since Saturday morning, when a 6.6Mw earthquake struck near Sichuan’s Ya’an city, thousands of volunteers from students and white-collar workers to Tibetan monks have descended on the affected area to offer...

Huang Qi on Blogging the Slow-Motion Revolution

Ian Johnson continues his New York Review of Books series of interviews with Chinese writers and thinkers by visiting activist Huang Qi in Chengdu. Huang, a human rights activist who uses his website to publicize...

Writers Honored for Free Expression Commitment

12 writers from China are among the 41 who received Human Rights Watch’s 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants “for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution”. The organisation...

Reports of Mass Release of Petitioners Questioned

On Tuesday, Chengdu-based human rights group Tianwang reported that tens of thousands of petitioners had been released from Jiujingzhuan Relief Service Center, a “black jail” in Beijing. South China Morning Post...

Ai Weiwei (艾未未) on Citizenship and Freedom

The 1984 BBS is a private online forum that has over 7000 registered members in China. Ai Weiwei, who had just returned to his Beijing home from an international trip few days earlier, was a special guest for a one hour online...

China Quake Dissident Jailed for 3 Years

Huang Qi, an activist who investigated shoddy school construction after the 5.12 Sichuan earthquake in 2008, has been sentenced to three years in jail. From Washington Post: Chinese dissident Huang Qi was sentenced to three...

US House Backs China Quake Activists

From AFP: The US House of Representatives on Saturday threw its support behind two Chinese activists put on trial after investigating whether shoddy construction led to children’s deaths in last year’s Sichuan...

China Urged to Cancel Quake Trials

The New York Times reports on the prosecution of two men, Huang Qi and Tan Zuoren, who were detained while investigating the collapsed schools in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake: The trial of one man, Huang Qi, began Wednesday but...



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