Category Archives: human rights

June 4: “What is Truth?”

Catherine has asked me to post on our blog, a remembrance of June 4 1989. So here’s the first thing that came to my mind, from the Gospel of John, 18:38.  That was when Jesus was on trial before Pontius … Continue reading

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Zhu Chengzhi as the Conscience of Society

The death of labour activist Li Wangyang (李旺阳) under police custody has triggered huge protests in Hong Kong and outraged human rights advocates worldwide. The Hunan authorities in China, in order to quell public anger, have made vague promises to … Continue reading

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Where is Gao Zhisheng?

Jailed human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s wife Geng He gave an interview at Radio Free Asia’s headquarter in Washington DC on 14 February 2012, a few hours prior to testifying at a hearing before the US Congressional Executive Commission on … Continue reading

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Beijing State Security Illegally Detained and Assaulted US Citizen Ge Xun

My co-blogger indicated in a previous post that China’s State Security forces had beaten up some innocent persons over Ivan’s identity. He is not joking. In this post, I will give a brief account of my American Twitter friend Ge … Continue reading

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No Family Reunion at Chinese New Year for Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng

This blog post is a partial translation of a Google Plus post by a cartoonist Biantai Lajiao, whose Twitter name is @remonwangxt . I understand that similar news has been published at the Epoch Times. I, however, have no means … Continue reading

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