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China Petition Urges Human Rights Reforms

March 9, 2013 by admin

More than 120 influential scholars, lawyers and journalists have signed a petition urging the National People’s Congress to ratify an international human rights treaty as part of the leadership’s pledge to promote constitutional rights and the rule of law.

Calls to Abolish Labour Camps are Unlikely to be Heard by NPC

March 9, 2013 by admin

With less than a week to go before the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, anyone hoping for bold and rapid action from China's new leaders on the 50-year-old re-education through labour system might be disappointed.

BBC Says Radio Broadcasts Being Jammed in China

March 9, 2013 by admin

(Reuters) - Radio broadcasts in English from the BBC World Service are being jammed in China, the British broadcaster said on Monday, suggesting the Chinese authorities were behind the disruption.

China's Christians See Mounting Persecution in Country's Effort to Disband Churches, Report Finds

March 9, 2013 by admin

Christians and human rights advocates are alarmed over an aggressive crackdown on house churches in China, where the faithful are forced to call their gatherings "patriotic" assemblies or sent to prison where they can face torture, according to a new report.

Opposition to Labor Camps Widens in China

March 9, 2013 by admin

BEIJING — It is hard to say exactly which “subversive” sentiments drew the police to Ren Jianyu, who posted them on his microblog last year, although “down with dictatorship” and “long live democracy” stand out.

Are Your Christmas Gifts Made in the Chinese Gulag?

March 9, 2013 by admin

What if Santa’s elves were actually Chinese prisoners?

Baby Crushed, Killed During China's One-Child Policy Enforcement

March 9, 2013 by admin

A 13-month-old baby was crushed to death under a car containing family planning officials in Dongshantou Village near Wenshou City.

Petitioning Mom Held for 8 Months

March 9, 2013 by admin

A Uyghur woman who petitioned Chinese authorities in Dalian and Beijing is detained without trial or explanation.

Uyghurs Pressed into Field Work

March 9, 2013 by admin

Authorities are forcing Uyghur farmers to provide free labor or face fines.

Harry Wu’s Speech Reported by Media and Inspiring Audience

March 9, 2013 by admin

On January 23, 2013, Harry Wu, Founder and Executive Director of the Laogai Research Foundation was invited to give the keynote speech at the Second Annual Lecture on Asian Democracy at University of Louisville.

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