China Ratifies ILO Treaties Ahead of UN Visit to Xinjiang

On Wednesday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) voted to ratify two conventions on forced labor. The conventions were established by the International Labor Organization (ILO), which in February...

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...

UN Concern for Gao Zhisheng; Wang Lihong, Others Released

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, issued a statement on Tuesday expressing concern at the sudden revocation of missing lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s probation, and at proposed revisions to...

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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