human rights policy



Top Ten Myths About China in 2012

At The New Yorker, Evan Osnos suggests that 2012 may have marked a turning point in the erosion of accepted myths about China. Ten, he says, have collapsed over the past year: myths about government efficiency, a hard landing,...

US Defends Value of Human Rights Dialogue

At a Wednesday briefing on this week’s two-day U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue in Washington, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner noted a number of cases raised during the talks, including Xinjiang and Tibet, and...

US-China Human Rights Talks Begin in Washington

The US State Department has promised to raise issues including labour rights, rule of law, freedom of religion and expression and the cases of Chen Guangcheng and Tibet during two-day annual rights talks that began in Washington...

Activists Question Value of EU-China Rights Talks

Talks between China and the EU have prompted sharp criticism of Europe’s lack of forcefulness on human rights. Some critics claim that the dialogues allow China to give the appearance of engagement while effectively...



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