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Christmas as Usual: CCP Detains Human Rights Defenders

While many look forward to relaxing during the December holiday season, the CCP typically leverages foreign distraction during this period to crack down on Chinese human rights defenders. Among those targeted in a recent wave of...

Remembering June 4th

This post was co-authored with Samuel Wade. The approach of the 30th anniversary of the 1989...

Chen Guangcheng Begins Life in New York

At The Daily Beast, Melinda Liu described the beginning of Chen Guangcheng and his family’s life in New York as they embraced the spring sunshine while avoiding, for now, the glare of the media. Feeling the warm sun on his...

Chen Guangcheng Speaks from New York

Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York on Saturday, greeted a cheering crowd outside New York University with a short speech. From NTDTV, via Shanghaiist: From the Associated Press: “I believe that no matter how...

Cautious Optimism for Chen Guangcheng US Visit

At The New York Times, Philip Pan describes Chen Guangcheng’s story so far: My friendship with Mr. Chen began in the summer of 2005, when a New York University professor, Jerome A. Cohen, arranged for us to meet at a...

Isabel Hilton: Tiananmen: The Flame Burns On

For the Guardian, Isabel Hilton interviews exiled leaders of the 1989 student movement, including Wang Dan, Wu’er Kaixi, and Wang Chaohua, about their experiences then and in the intervening twenty years. From her...

Wang Dan on “Tiger, Ants and Chang’e” – C.A. Yeung

From Under the Jacaranda Tree blog: Wang Dan, a Chinese dissident and student leader in the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests, has published an article at the Independent Chinese Pen Centre in which he discusses the political implications of the Tigergate Incident, the Yilishen Scandal and the Chang’e Moon Photograph Saga. … The following is my […]

Dissident Returns to Test China on Human Rights – Stephen McDonell

Read the summary, then listen to the audio from PM: In the run-up to the Olympic Games, China is trying to convince the World that it’s a more modern, transparent and respectful place when it comes to human rights. Now a key Chinese dissident is about to test to what extent that’s really true… Wang […]



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