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support for the Burmese junta backfires on China
Despite the questions raised around the world about the human and ecological impact of big dams, China remains committed to building them. The cost in human rights abuses has been, and continues to be, high, according to Kelly Haggart and Yang Chongqing . Many of these abuses violate international...
US-based democracy advocate Yang Jianli argued in September 2001 that exiles should cross the barriers to joint activism with people inside the country. In April, he put himself to his own test by returning to China on a borrowed passport, and was detained. He has been held incommunicado since then.
The plight of children orphaned by AIDS in Henan In the face of criticism, the Chinese government has grudgingly moved to combat the spread of HIV and provide treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers. But little has been done to help children affected by the disease, and as Li Xiaorong reports, independent...
The extrajudicial execution of Cao Haixin, a good citizen of Zhengzhou By the admission of the authorities, judicial corruption in China has reached endemic proportions. But this is not just a matter of money; sometimes life itself may be at stake. And even the intervention of public spirited...
myths, challenges and opportunities There is a risk that human rights concerns in China may be swept under the carpet as the international community focuses exclusively on terrorism. Li Xiaorong explains why monitoring of China’s human rights should remain a priority.
Literary warning bell China’s Ecological Winter by Zheng Yi Mirror Books, Hong Kong 611 pages In Chinese This book, the first comprehensive and penetrating study of the ecological disaster China is facing, is written by a novelist who is not an environmentalist by training or by profession.
MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS In March and April, labor unrest flared in China with protests described as the biggest organized demonstrations since 1989. *Starting March 1, tens of thousands of workers from Daqing Oilfield, one of China’s largest state-owned oil fields, staged demonstrations protesting...
Compassion in dark places: escape, exile, memories Feng Congde was one of the student leaders of the 1989 student movement. Today from his home in Paris, he maintains www.64memo.com , a Web site that documents the history of the movement and provides research information, audio-visual reports and...
Zheng Yi takes on China’s environment Writer Zheng Yi , author of the famous novel, The Old Well, had to flee his beloved motherland because of his involvement in the 1989 Democracy Movement. Currently living in the United States, he has spent more than four years hard at work on a nonfiction work...

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