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Human Rights in China
« on: September 23, 2017, 12:14:23 PM »
China's probes of rights lawyers 'alarming': Human Rights Watch | Reuters
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China has arrested, jailed or detained thousands of rights lawyers and activists since President Xi Jinping launched a sweeping crackdown in the summer of 2015.

Judicial officials and police are investigating the cases and finances at seven law firms that often work on rights abuses, lawyers at the firms told the New York-based Human Rights Watch.

With unusually high-level officials performing scrutiny on site for days, the duration of investigations has exceeded that of previous regular checks on such firms, it added.

“While China’s human rights lawyers are no strangers to official harassment, these sudden, invasive probes send an alarming message,” Sophie Richardson, the group’s Washington-based China director, said in a statement.

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 01:51:13 AM »
China Promotes Human Rights 'With Chinese Characteristics' | The Diplomat - December 12, 2017
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China is determined to expand its presence in the international sphere and have its own voice in a diversity of fields, including on human rights — an area regarded by the international community as China’s weakest point.

From December 7 to 8, China hosted the first “South-South Human Rights Forum” in Beijing. According to China’s state news agency Xinhua, more than 300 representatives from over 70 developing countries attended the forum, but Xinhua didn’t disclose the full list of attendees to the public.


Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi speaks during the South-South Human Rights Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (Dec. 7, 2017). Image Credit: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein


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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2020, 06:43:00 PM »
https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-un-human-rights-council-coronavirus-response

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China joins UN Human Rights Council panel despite troubling record, response to coronavirus

China has been criticized over the way it handled the coronavirus outbreak, with the U.S. and others accusing the communist country of a secretive approach that punished doctors, threw out reporters, suppressed information and ultimately downplayed the seriousness of the virus -- leaving the world blindsided and unable to adequately respond to what later became a global pandemic.

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The body said that China will now play a central role in picking at least 17 human rights investigators, including those looking at freedom of speech, enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention -- all rights that the Chinese regime is said to have violated.