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On March 17, 2009, the Haidian District Judicial Bureau in Beijing ordered a six-month shutdown of Yitong, the Beijing law firm well known for handling controversial and sensitive cases. The Bureau said that the firm violated the law in allowing a lawyer, Li Subin ( 李苏滨) , to work without a license.
Corrupt officials and privileged people will not believe in the law, and won’t care whether lawyers exist. Because they live as the organization’s people, they will die as the organization’s ghosts. But the average citizen wants this society to have order and rules. Perhaps previously, facing...
Charleston Gazette "...On Wednesday, the New York-based group Human Rights in China said her sentence had been extended by three months. In an unusual acknowledgment, the China Daily said Thursday, without providing any specifics, that the 'family planning policy has gone awry in some places during...
On 29 May 2003, the victims and the families of the victims of the June Fourth massacre in 1989 issued two open letters addressing to President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and the Supreme People's Procuratorate respectively calling for an open dialogue with the new leadership and pressing for a...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the occasion of President Clinton's summit with Chinese President Jiang Zemin, seventeen exiled Chinese scholars, labor organizers and former student activists will join AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA, HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA and HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH at a PRESS CONFERENCE to present...
Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China When the tank arrived, the students were sitting in a circle in the center of Tiananmen Square. The opening ceremony of the Democracy University in the Square had begun.
On Sunday evening, Beijing concluded the 29th Olympiad that had opened 16 days ago with a ceremony that awed and mesmerized spectators and television viewers around the world. Under the spotlight of the international media, the Chinese government presented exalted images of China's history and...

In 2003, HRIC launched a five-year campaign, "Incorporating Responsibility 2008" (IR2008). The campaign leveraged the international and domestic opportunities arising out of the 2008 Beijing Olympics’ commitments to promote equitable development, freedom of expression, and other human rights. The campaign’s specific goals were to: support domestic activists, expand China’s independent civil society space, and promote the Chinese government’s compliance with its Olympics promises and international human rights obligations.

On February 9, 2009, China underwent its first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. During the review, 60 member states of the UN engaged in an interactive dialogue with the Chinese delegation about the implementation of its international human rights obligations.


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