Four Chinese writers are among 37 writers from 19 countries, who have received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award this year in recognition of their courage in the face of political persecution, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Shi Honghui has been in charge of the labor camps in China’s Guangdong province since 2000. Now, he’s being sued in the U.S. for his alleged role in the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in his jurisdiction.
Geng He is the wife of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng. Gao is known for representing a range of groups being persecuted by the Chinese regime, particularly Falun Gong. Arrested in February, Gao’s current whereabouts are unknown. Geng He and their two children escaped to the U.S. earlier this year.
While a massive display honoring the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist regime played out in Beijing on Oct. 1, the Tianguo Marching Band set out through the busy streets of Hong Kong with a vastly different message.
Disgruntled victims of police violence in China are signing an online petition in droves. Human rights activists in Beijing and Shanghai began the petition on Aug. 16 and signatories include lawyers, scholars, website managers, and human rights activists—most of them victims of police violence.
HONG KONG—Qiu Mingwei, a former journalist for the Chinese communist regime's propaganda news paper, The People’s Daily, who fled to Hong Kong last month, announced in a press conference on August 23 that he quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, making him the first working employee of an organization affiliated with the regime’s Central Propaganda Department to quit the CCP using his real name.
It has been ten years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong. The international community is increasingly concerned about the CCP's human rights abuses and its persecution of religious believers. On July 23, 2009, MP of the Italian Values Party (IDV) Domenico Scilipoti issued a press release in Rome, condemning the CCP's human rights abuses of Falun Gong practitioners. He said the conduct of the CCP is "disgraceful."
It has learned that police in China’s Guangdong Province have been selling anti-Internet censorship software for profit, opening yet another, though unexpected, channel to promote Internet freedom to the Chinese people.