Global Coalition urges UN to Address China’s Human Rights Abuses

Click to expand Image U.N. headquarters Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. © AP Photo/Jeenah Moon (Geneva) – The United Nations should urgently create an independent international mechanism to address the Chinese government’s human rights violations, a global coalition of 321 civil society groups said today in an open letter. The groups hailed from more than 60 […]

China: Tibetan Children Denied Mother-Tongue Classes

Expand Poster issued by China in primary schools in Tibet. Translation: “Love the national flag, Sing the national anthem Mandarin is the working language in schools Please speak the common language (Mandarin) and write the characters correctly”. Source: Dondrup Dorje’s blog 2016 (London) – China’s “bilingual education” policy has accelerated the demise of Tibetan-medium instruction […]

From Chile to China: Human Rights Weekend 2020

Expand Program Human Rights Weekend 2020 Human Rights Watch (Amsterdam) – Human Rights Watch, De Balie, and partners proudly present the eighth edition of Human Rights Weekend, from 6 to 8 February 2020 at De Balie in Amsterdam. In a weekend of films, discussions, and more, participants will reflect on some of today’s most important human […]

Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China

Expand Kazakhstan is prosecuting Kaster Musakhanuly (left) and Murager Alimuly (right), two ethnic Kazakh, Chinese citizens from Xinjiang, who are seeking asylum and at risk of torture if returned to China. Zaysan, January 6, 2020.  © 2020 Khadisha Akaeva RFE/RL (Berlin) – Kazakhstan should not forcibly return two Chinese citizens fleeing ill-treatment in Xinjiang or […]

China: FIFA Broke Own Rules for Club World Cup

Expand Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, attends the FIFA Council Meeting, officially announcing the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup will be held in Shanghai, China, October 24, 2019.  © 2019 Imaginechina via AP Images   (New York) – FIFA’s surprise selection of China to host the 2021 Club World Cup disregarded its own human rights […]

China: Protect 7 North Koreans Fleeing Oppression

Expand Pedestrians walk by a statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong outside the railway station in the Chinese city of Dandong bordering North Korea in northeastern China’s Liaoning province on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Dake Kang (New York) – China should not forcibly deport seven detained North Koreans who face a grave […]

China’s Labor Activists ‘Hold Fast to Freedom’

Expand Cartoon drawn by Wei Zhili’s wife, Zheng Churan, and the couples’ friends. © Zheng Churan “The whole world is waiting for you to come back. ‘Hold fast to freedom in the wind and rain,’” wrote Zheng Churan in a postcard to her husband, Wei Zhili, a labor activist detained in March by authorities in the […]

UN Members Thwart China’s Bid to Gut Funds for Myanmar Probe

Expand Smoke is seen rising from Burma’s Taung Pyo Let War village from across the border in Bangladesh.   © 2017 Private United Nations member countries thwarted an attempt by China to slash proposed funding for investigations into Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. This ensures that a newly established UN body will have the […]