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“Contemporary Art in China Is Just a Part of Fashion” * An interview with Ai Weiwei, 2008 As the acclaimed 2012 documentary film “ Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry ” by Alison Klayman brings the story of Ai Weiwei’s activism to cinema audiences, HRIC presents an Engl
Acceptance Speech, Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage 2012 Warsaw, Poland, May 11, 2012
An HRIC Conversation with Tenzing Rigdol Click here for a Tibetan version of this interview.
Danny Yung on Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Advocacy Arts A well-known expression from the 1950s, tian tian xiang shang — making progress every day
In a country without freedom and democracy, drinking tea is the only way to become a real citizen. “Drinking tea” usually refers to interviews with the police or state security because of your citizen actions or things you’ve said.
[Original Chinese posted online on May 30, 2012, on China in Perspective ]
Xiao Guozhen, a Beijing lawyer, was summoned for a police interrogation, which she thought might be because of her lead role in forming a group of attorneys to investigate the purported suicide of activist Li Wangyang. She issued an emergency notice stating that she might be taken away and...
Online activist and writer Lü Gengsong (吕耿松) filed this complaint against the Zhejiang Police College with the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Public Security. Lü, who had been employed by the college in 1983-1993, details the college’s refusal to let him purchase the apartment that the college...
An essay by a member of the Guizhou Human Rights Symposium on Chen Xi’s (陈西) arrest and charge of endangering national security for publishing essays online supporting human rights. Mi states that as freedom of expression is protected by the China’s Constitution, and that what the authorities did...
[Wu Zeheng] After proposing, in 1998 and 1999, government reforms, including greater government transparency, establishing non-Party oversight bodies, and ending corruption, Wu Zeheng, a Guangdong-based Buddhist leader, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on the charges of "illegal business" and "...

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