Monthly Archives: 九月 2015

China Tries Two Opposition Party Activists For Subversion

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Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang on Tuesday ended the subversion trial of two members of a banned opposition party after both men pleaded not guilty, their lawyers said.

Lu Gengsong and Chen Shuqing, both members of the banned opposition China Democracy Party (CDP), Continue reading

One Year On, Hong Kong Remembers The Umbrella Movement

2015-09-28
image (24)Hong Kong protesters commemorate the anniversary of the Occupy Central movement, Sept. 28, 2015.
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One year after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters used umbrellas to stave off pepper spray and tear gas in clashes with riot police, some 1,000 people rallied outside Continue reading

Rights Groups Criticize Xi Participation in UN Women’s Summit

A63136D0-8DF5-4CA3-98B6-0DDDD9773841_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy5_cw0Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, attends the Sustainable Development Summit 2015, Sept. 26, 2015 at United Nations headquarters.
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Last updated on: September 26, 2015 8:03 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday addresses a United Nations conference on gender equality, an event which has drawn criticism because of his government’s policies that Continue reading

Obama, Xi Talk Rights as Protesters Demand End to Oppression in China

2015-09-25

China’s President Xi Jinping met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington Friday to discuss a variety of issues, including human rights, as protesters massed outside, calling on Beijing to end its oppression of minorities and dissidents.

In a joint press conference delivered after the meeting, Obama said the two leaders had held a “frank discussion” on human rights, Continue reading

One Year After Occupy Central, Hong Kong Officials Have Yet to Investigate Beating

2015-09-24

image (9)Ken Tsang poses for a photo with an unidentified woman in Hong Kong, Jan. 25, 2015.
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One year after a week-long student strike kicked off the 79-day Occupy Central pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, activists have slammed a lack of progress over allegations of police brutality, including the beating of a prominent democracy activist filmed by journalists as it happened.

Video footage filmed live at protests last November by local Continue reading

Chinese Police Step Up Pressure on Feminist Five

2015-09-23

8f52a699-2a9f-4df2-a6d3-9a566dd658ebAn undated photo of Chinese feminist activist Li Tingting, one of five women’s rights activists released in April after a month in detention.
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One of the five Chinese feminists detained for planning an anti-sexual harassment campaign and since released on “bail” said on Tuesday that the authorities Continue reading

Gao Zhisheng: Chinese lawyer describes ‘torture’

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Gao Zhisheng during an interview in 2006Image copyrightAP
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Gao Zhisheng says he was tortured with an electric baton to the face
Prominent Chinese dissident and human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has broken his silence to describe how he was allegedly tortured and kept in solitary confinement while in detention.

The 51-year-old lawyer was released from prison in August 2014.

At the time, his lawyer described Mr Gao, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, as emotionless, Continue reading

Letter to President Obama From 12 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

September 2, 2015

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Obama,

We are writing as your fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to ask that you call publicly on the Government of China to release from house arrest Liu Xia, the wife our imprisoned fellow Laureate Dr. Liu Xiaobo, and to allow her to travel abroad for medical treatment as she has requested. Continue reading