Human Rights

A re-education campaign during the Cultural Revolution. (Image: Vision Times)

The Black Wall

It is rather unusual for a book launch to take place in a small Australian country town, but The Black Wall is a rather unusual book. It is an autobiography that tells the true story of a young woman’s “decade…

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Brainwashing in China: Is It Real?

An interesting little tidbit: The word brainwashing first originated in connection with brainwashing in China during the 1950’s Korean War as xǐnǎo, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments

Well-known Chinese blogger and Twitter commenter Wu Bin (@xuicai1911 @秀才江湖) was arrested by Shenzhen national security police on April 27 for making online comments, according to a report from Canyu, a…

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Chinese Lawyer Tortured While Detained

To the relief of family and supporters, respected Chinese civil rights lawyer Li Heping was released from detention May 9. But they found a man who had aged considerably during…

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The Black Wall

It is rather unusual for a book launch to take place in a small Australian country town, but The Black Wall is a rather unusual book. It is an autobiography…

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Cracks in China’s Crackdown

The state crackdown on the spiritual practice of Falun Gong has been recognized by scholars as one of the worst instances of religious persecution in China since the Cultural Revolution*.…

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The Decline of Commercial Media in China

In a democratic society, a free and unhindered press is referred to as the “fourth power” for the role it plays in monitoring the execution of power, overseeing the environment,…

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Huang Jiefu: The Surgeon Accused of Mass Murder

Huang Jiefu is one of China’s most prominent liver surgeons, and the main spokesperson for that country’s disreputable organ transplant industry. According to many medical professionals and human rights activists,…