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Human Rights in China (HRIC) Executive Director Xiao Qiang will report on pervasive discrimination in the PRC at the NGO Forum in South Africa on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00 PM.
Qingdao police arrested long-time pro-democracy dissident Mu Chuanheng on charges of incitement to overthrow the government on Aug. 13. More than ten officers from Qingdao Public Security Bureau took Mr. Mu from his home along with his computer, written materials and letters. Mr. Mu's arrest...
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) critically reviewed the PRC's 9th periodic report on its implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Sixteen independent experts make up CERD and review state parties' reports and make...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes the news of the release of Dr. Gao Zhan, a U.S.-based scholar, who was granted medical parole on Thursday. Dr. Gao will arrive in Washington D.C. today at 4 pm. "This is an example of China's hostage strategy. Secretary of State Colin Powell is on his way to...
Fourteen activists from Shandong Province have signed an open letter to the National People's Congress demanding the immediate release of Yan Peng, a pro-democracy activist. Yan has been detained since July 11 on charges of illegal emigration. The signatories include Yan's wife Zhong Xianye, Mu...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) voiced concerns today that the selection of Beijing as the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games presents significant challenges both to Chinese authorities and to the international community. “The Chinese government must not repeat its past approach to hosting...
To commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the bloody June Fourth, 1989 Massacre, Tiananmen Mothers call upon all people of conscience to continue the demand for accountability of the tragic event. Human Rights in China firmly supports the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of families of victims headed by...
Today in Geneva UN member states decided to exclude HRIC from the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), to be held in South Africa from August 31 to September 7. After the Chinese government strongly opposed HRIC’s request to participate, and in spite of the Conference Secretariat’s favorable...
Asia-Pacific and international NGOs are urging all member states attending the Second Preparatory Committee of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to allow participation to the Conference of: Human Rights in China (HRIC), International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and Tibetan Centre for Human...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) deplores the failure of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to uphold its mandate and address human rights violations in all parts of the world by holding China accountable for its egregious violations of human rights.

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