HUMAN RIGHTS

In Portland Event, David Matas Confronts China’s Medical Genocide
In 2006, Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canada's longest-serving parliament member, David Kilgour, co-authored a report investigating allegations that thousands of innocent people were being murdered in Chinese hospitals for the extraction and...
Why Hong Kongers Are So Desperate to Stop the Mainland Extradition Law
A Hong Kong bill that would allow the extradition of suspects to mainland China has sparked what are by far the biggest protests in the city since 1997, when the United Kingdom handed its colony...
Footage From Chinese Labor Camps Sheds Light on 20 Years of Persecution
It was April 1999 when Wang Yifei decided to look deeper into Falun Gong, the spiritual discipline practiced by her parents and tens of millions of other Chinese at the time. Working as a journalist...
130,000 Hong Kongers Protest Mainland China Extradition Agreement
Proposed amendments to Hong Kong extradition laws had over 130,000 residents of the former British colony out on the streets in protest, as passing the legislation would give the communist Chinese authorities the authority to...
The April 25 Appeal: The Calm Before the Storm in 1999
Most people are familiar with the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, when thousands of Chinese college students demonstrating for democratic rights and clean government were slaughtered en masse by the People's Liberation Army in the center...
Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, delivered a speech at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club on March 8.
US Envoy for Religious Freedom Takes China to Task in Hong Kong
Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom, delivered a speech during a visit to Hong Kong strongly criticizing the People’s Republic of China for its “war on faith.” Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club...
In a Secret Trial, Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Received a 4-Year Sentence
Lawyer Wang Quanzhang, 42, has been sentenced to over four years’ imprisonment following a secret trial held in the city of Tianjin, to the protests of the Chinese rights community and his wife Li Wenzu....
Peking University Professor Urges China to Break With Communism
Shortly after the New Year, Peking University's retired Professor Zheng Yefu (鄭也夫) made a direct and daring appeal to the Chinese authorities in his Jan. 4 article titled Causes for the Difficult Birth of Political...
How China Began a New Era of Repression
On Dec. 18, Chinese leaders celebrated the 40th anniversary of the “reform and opening up” that propelled their country from one of the world’s poorest to the second-biggest economy on earth. But despite the predictions...