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Human Rights in China

Henan police apologise for mistaking policewoman for a sex worker

The Wenhua Lu police department in Zhengzhou apologised on Thursday for mistakenly arresting an off-duty policewoman and her daughter as sex workers causing an outcry against arbitrary police action.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Kerry phones China over dissident’s nephew, can’t reach minister

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried calling Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss the imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng but Wang was not available, the State Department said on Friday.

4 May 2013 - 9:52am 4 comments

Sydney honour for China organ transplant doctor prompts outcry

Australian academics are calling for a Chinese surgeon accused of harvesting organs from executed prisoners to be stripped of a University of Sydney honorary professorship. Huang Jiefu, who was trained in Sydney and was until recently China's vice-minister for health, now oversees Beijing's organ transplant committee.

1 May 2013 - 2:47am

Chinese turn to Hong Kong’s US Consulate for answers on human rights report

Days after Beijing answered Washington’s critique of China’s human rights situation by issuing its own report on US human rights - an annual event in Sino-US relations - doubtful Chinese readers have turned to the US Consulate General in Hong Kong for answers.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:11pm 4 comments

Beijing urges US to condemn Xinjiang 'terror' attacks

China urged the US to condemn what Beijing has called terrorist attacks in Xinjiang instead of lecturing the country on human rights.

26 Apr 2013 - 5:13am 1 comment

Rights activist sues Anhui police over illegal detention of daughter

Zhang Lin, 49, who was previously jailed for leading student hunger strikes in Anhui in support of the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement, lodged his case with provincial prosecutors on Friday.

26 Mar 2013 - 2:30pm

Will 2013 see progress in China's rights protection?

International Human Rights Day is always a good time to take China's temperature. This year, the country is especially feverish. Amazingly, 63 years after the People's Republic was established, populous and powerful China still has no effective means of enforcing the rights enshrined in its constitution.

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am

Lawyers sacked over poll drive, say activists

Several Beijing-based human rights defence lawyers have been fired by their law firms for campaigning for direct elections of officials in the Beijing Lawyers Association, according to an NGO.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Rights group management crisis deepens

More Human Rights in China senior members quit amid claims it has strayed from original mission

The management shake-up that has left US-based Human Rights in China facing the biggest crisis in its 16-year history has intensified, with eight members of the executive committee resigning amid allegations that the group has strayed from its mission.

17 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Mainland scholars founded organisation

The article headlined 'Papers riddled with doubt' (Sunday Morning Post, April 1) by Philip Cunningham, about the organisation Human Rights in China (HRIC), requires clarification.

15 Apr 2001 - 12:00am