Human Rights in China

Henan police apologise for mistaking policewoman for a sex worker

A plainclothes policeman catches a woman during a police crackdown on prostitution in Quanzhou, Fujian, October 29, 2011. Photo: Reuters

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

Chinese dissident and human rights activist Chen Guangcheng (L) speaks with Bob Fu (R), founder and president of ChinaAid Association. Photo: EPA

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

Huang Jiefu

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

The official response drew heated comments on Weibo. Photo: screeshot via Weibo

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

Armed police stand guard in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: AP

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?

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

Enact legal reform, says rights group

A US-based human rights group will publish a report today urging the Chinese Government to implement legislation to better safeguard defendants' and lawyers' rights.

5 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Right reply

I write in reference to 'Human rights group denied UN status' (Sunday Morning Post, June 6). I understand that you have limited space. However, it seems unfair that while you printed in full the Chinese Government's claims about Human Rights in China (HRIC), you hardly included anything about how my colleagues responded to these allegations at the hearing.

13 Jun 1999 - 12:00am


In the South China Morning Post article headlined, 'Activists urge call for prison release', on June 23, you mentioned and quoted from the report 'From principle to pragmatism: can dialogue improve China's human rights situation?' However, the author of this report is Human Rights in China, and not Human Rights Watch, as you called it in your article.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Groups defy restrictions

RELATIVELY independent women's groups have begun to appear in China although Beijing still imposes strict restrictions on expression and association.

In its 102-page report on human rights violations of Chinese Women, the New York-based Human Rights in China described the emergence of new women's groups as a 'hopeful sign'.

18 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Hunger protest call to Clinton

FIVE pro-democracy activists have begun a 15-day hunger strike in front of the White House in Washington to protest against China's continual suppression of dissent and called for the release of political prisoners.

23 May 1994 - 12:00am