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By Carrie Kirby Internet protesters suggest government is cutting off access China's 46 million Internet users are unable to access popular search engine Google, and most believe that the Chinese government is blocking the site as part of a crackdown on the Internet in preparation for a politically...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong and his wife, Jiang Meili, were taken from their home separately by police on the evening of July 12. Sources say that though Jiang Meili has since returned home, Zheng remains in custody. Zheng Enchong was released from...
Today we went to the entrance of the Supreme People’s Court. The bailiff was blocking the way of an elderly woman petitioner. But when he saw us, he let us through, and called on his mobile to inform the authorities inside: “They have arrived and are going in.” Wenzu and I exchanged a knowing smile...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received a copy of an open letter written by a Hong Kong resident, Shen Ting (Sum Ting) calling for China’s central government to intervene in the ongoing Shanghai redevelopment scandal.
Wang Quanzhang ( 王全璋) , a lawyer in custody since the “709” crackdown in 2015, was supposedly released from prison on April 5, 2020. But instead of being allowed to go home to Beijing, Wang was sent to Jinan ostensibly for a 14-day quarantine. But by April 23, he had still not been allowed to...
A prominent Chinese dissident, Fang Jue , has arrived in the United States after being expelled from China. Fang Jue was escorted on board a plane bound for the US by Beijing police, said the New York-based Human Rights in China . A businessman and former government official, he is best known for a...
The hearing was convened by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC), and hosted by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, June 4, 2019.
In a case that has shaken anti-discrimination rights defense circles inside China and overseas, state security detained on July 22 three disability rights legal advocates working in Changsha— Cheng Yuan ( 程渊) , Liu Yongze ( 刘永泽) , and Wu Gejianxiong ( 吴葛健雄) —on suspicion of “subversion of state...
On Thursday, May 21, authorities in Beijing announced a draft Decision to formulate and enact national security legislation prohibiting four identified security threats in Hong Kong: secession, subversion of state power, terrorism, and foreign interference. The move contravenes requirement in...
On November 13, 2013, the Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People's Court upheld the “embezzlement” conviction of police officer Wang Dengchao ( 王登朝 ) and overturned the “obstructing official business” conviction, which had carried a one-year prison term. On the embezzlement conviction, the court...

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