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The Truth of China’s Response to HIV/AIDS

Jim Amon, director of health and human rights at Human Rights Watch, writes on the international community’s uncritical praise of China’s response to its HIV/AIDS epidemic. From the Los Angeles Times: This tension...

Chinese Aids Group Feels Government Pressure

BBC reports on political pressure felt by AIDS activist group Aizhixing, whose founder, Wan Yanhai, fled to the U.S. last month: Along with other non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Aizhixing says it has recently come under...

U.S. Resumes Human Rights Dialogue with China

The U.S. and China engaged in human rights talks for the first time in six years. U.S. official David Kramer called the talks “constructive and productive.” From Washington Post: Renewing the U.S.-China human rights...

China Frees AIDS Activist, Four Others in Custody – Reuters

From Reuters: Chinese police freed an AIDS activist on Monday after holding him for days and forcing him to scrap a planned conference, but four other people were still in custody, a non-governmental organisation said on its Web site. Chinese authorities are wary of organisations they cannot directly control, such as independent activist groups, and […]

Top China Aids critic ‘is seized’ – Jonathan Watts

From The Guardian: A leading Aids campaigner in China has vanished, feared detained by police, after the authorities ordered him to cancel a conference that was to have looked at the state’s responsibility for infections and blood safety. Wan Yanhai, head of the Aizhi advocacy group, appears to be the third prominent activist to have […]

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