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Beijing rights defense lawyer Li Fangping ( 李方平 ) submitted a request on June 11, 2009, to Li Yizhong ( 李毅中 ) , Minister of Industry and Information Technology, to hold a hearing on the ministry’s requirement that all computers sold in China – either manufactured in China or imported – be equipped...
Inside and outside China, much has been said and written about the impact of WTO entry on the lives of the country’s people. In this essay, Pitman B. Potter raises some questions about its potential to transform China’s legal system.
Andrew Batson BEIJING -- China is about to embark on the world's biggest experiment in the use of electronic identification cards, which next year will begin to replace the paper national ID cards carried by 960 million Chinese citizens. The core of the new ID cards is an embedded microchip storing...
Joint Public Statement We, the undersigned, wish to express our deep concern at the draft legislation on Article 23. As the proposals stand, the outcome of this legislation will be an erosion of “One Country-Two Systems” and a decrease in the protection and promotion of fundamental human rights in...
HRIC is frequently asked, "What can I do to make a difference?" This page gives suggestions on what you can do in specific areas of concern. APPEAL FOR IMPRISONED PETITIONERS
With no work in his rural hometown, Chen Dehai moved to Beijing, joining the flood of migrant labor that builds China's skyscrapers, paves its roads and does the other dirty work of its economic boom. But Chen says that after six months of construction work at a luxury housing complex, he was never...
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As the 16th Congress of China's Communist Party closed at the end of last week with the announcement of a new leadership, relatives of students killed in a brutal army crackdown in Tiananmen Square 13 years ago appealed to President Jiang Zemin's successor, and his politburo deputies, to set up an...
BEIJING - Human rights groups urged President Bush Tuesday to press Chinese President Jiang Zemin to free political prisoners and curb abuses against a Muslim ethnic group when the leaders meet in Texas this week. A group of followers of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, banned in China since 1999...

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