China’s Coal Announcement Potential Climate Game-Changer

Click to expand Image Chinese-built Java 7 coal-fired power plant in Serang, Banten, Indonesia, October 2020. © 2020 RONALD SIAGIAN/AFP via Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that the Chinese government would “not build new coal-fired power projects abroad” and would instead “step up support for other developing […]

EU Should Address Beijing’s Assault on Rights

Click to expand Image European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seen on a screen during a video conference to approve an investment pact between China and the European Union on December 30, 2020 in Brussels, […]

Families of Activists Who Flee Xinjiang Pay a Heavy Price

Click to expand Image The watchtower of a high-security facility near a “re-education camp” where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region on May 31, 2019. ©2019 GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images For members of the Uyghur diaspora – people of Turkic descent who have left […]

Human Rights Watch Mourns the Loss of Robin Munro

Click to expand Image Robin Munro and Sophie Richardson at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Liu Xiaobo, in Oslo, Norway, December 10, 2010.  © 2010 Private (New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the death of Robin Munro, who joined Human Rights Watch in 1989 as China researcher and Hong Kong office director. […]

China Signals Roll-Back on Minority Languages

Click to expand Image 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 On Thursday, Tibetan language education rights campaigner Tashi Wangchuk returned […]

China: Repression Threatens Winter Olympics

Click to expand Image Photo of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games logo in Zhangjiakou City where the 2022 Winter Olympic Games will take place, September 17, 2020, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, China.  © 2020 Imaginechina via AP Images (New York) –The Chinese government’s heightened repression from Xinjiang to Hong Kong threatens its hosting of […]

China Grudgingly Gets UN Rights Body Seat

Click to expand Image Chinese Vice-Foreign Affairs Minister Le Yucheng speaks during the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of China, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 6, 2018. © 2018 Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP Today, the Chinese government, which is responsible for industrial-scale human rights violations, including the arbitrary […]

39 Countries at UN Express ‘Grave Concerns’ About China’s Abuses

Click to expand Image Chinese police patrol a night market near Id Kah Mosque in Xinjiang, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, June 25, 2017. © 2017 AFP/Getty Images A cross-regional group of 39 United Nations member countries issued a stinging public rebuke today of the Chinese government’s widespread human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong […]

UN: Deny Rights Council Seats to Major Violators

Click to expand Image A view of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters, October 1, 2018.  © AP Photo/Richard Drew (New York) – United Nations member countries should not vote for China and Saudi Arabia, two of the world’s most abusive governments, for seats on the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch […]

China: Quash Verdict Against Outspoken Tycoon

Click to expand Image Ren Zhiqiang, former Chairman of Huayuan Property Co. Ltd., attends an event in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China on April 25, 2018.  © 2018 Imaginechina via AP Images (New York) – Chinese authorities should immediately quash the 18-year sentence against a property tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping, Human Rights Watch said today. […]