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In the spring of 2010, Human Rights in China launched Citizens’ Square , an online forum where Chinese rights defenders, petitioners, and others can post open letters, statements, court and other official documents, and photographs to publicize their stories.
Open letter by retired senior party cadres On October 11, 2010, just three days after the Nobel Peace Prize was announced, Li Rui, Mao’s former secretary, along with 22 other senior party cadres, wrote an open letter to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee requesting that the freedoms...
A noted China scholar discusses the Chinese official reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize for Liu Xiaobo and the unstoppable domestic forces pushing for a more transparent and accountable government. Human Rights in China (HRIC): You’re an astute observer and commentator on Chinese politics, but you’...
A young activist and inventor shares his vision of the historic mission of the generation born after 1980. My generation of Chinese has grown up in a new era and wit­nessed the tremendous economic success that our country has achieved. We have benefited from the fast flow of news and information in...
A Collection of Essays by Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo, 2010 Chinese, Hardcover, 288 pages New Century Press ISBN 978-988-19430-4-0 From the Introduction:
—— The Cry of Many Victims: Lives are at Stake, We Appeal for Your Concern, Save Us! April 6, 2010 [Translation by Human Rights in China] The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) No. 152 Central Hospital in Pingdingshan City, Henan Province, is taking advantage of the illustrious image the PLA has in the...
[Translated by Human Rights in China] What Premier Wen Jiabao said during the National People’s Congress – such as “let the people live happier and more dignified lives; let the society be more just and harmonious” – warmed my heart. However, on March 8, International Women’s Day, even before the...
Letter by Liao Yiwu March 2010 Translation by HRIC. I regret to say that I have exhausted all my efforts. I remain unable to reach Germany and unable to make it to my reading arranged by the Cologne literature festival [lit.Cologne]. I am physically and mentally exhausted, but I still want to say...

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