Category Archives: China

The Persistence of Chinese Rights Defenders

Scholars have recently critiqued human rights as a purely Eurocentric construct that has failed to find wider appeal and is now on the decline. Some cite the apparent success of China’s repressive political regime in support of this argument, but … Continue reading

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Do Human Rights Restrictions At Home Undermine China’s Role At the UN?

Is the reticence of China’s representatives in Geneva a reflection of the chilling effect created by sweeping attacks on civil society and lawyers at home? Continue reading

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Inside Geneva: The United Nations and China

With the US stepping back from the UN, is China ready to step up? Continue reading

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Detention of Cheng Yuan: Background & update

Overview to career of Chinese anti-discrimination activist Cheng Yuan, and an update. Continue reading

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Hundreds sign letter to call on China to free Changsha 3

Over 200 individuals and organizations from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, E Europe & C Asia called on China to release 3 legal activists. Continue reading

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