UN Speaks Out on Tibet

As tensions mount in China with an upsurge in Tibetan self-immolations in recent weeks, a Tibetan artist has died after setting himself on fire protesting Chinese rule, from AP: The man set fire to himself Sunday morning in...

Human rights key to China’s development – Cesar Chelala

Chelala writes in the Tokyo Times: During a recent visit to Beijing, U.N. rights envoy Louise Arbour called attention to the serious human-rights situation in China and the need for improvements according to international human-rights standards. An important step in that regard would be for China to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political […]

Human Rights official comes, and the police are on duty – Liu Xiaobo

From Observe China (in Chinese), translated by EastSouthWestNorth: In March this year, United States Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice make a whirlwind visit to China. The police stood guard downstairs before and during her visit. Therefore, I wrote the short essay: “Rice is here, and the police are on duty.” My purposes were (1) to […]

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