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The well-known Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu has died at the age of 79 years. He revealed torture and flagrant abuses in China's labor camps. He devoted most of his life to the victims of Chinese governance: Now the dissident and human rights activist Harry Wu has died at the age of 79 years. The dissident Wu had founded in 1992, the Laogai Research Foundation. He tirelessly denounced...
Harry Wu, Champion of Human Rights Dies It is with great sadness that the Laogai Research Foundation announces the passing of its founder, Harry Wu, who died in Honduras this morning at the age of 79. Mr. Wu was vacationing with friends when he passed away. Harry Wu was a Catholic and a well-known presence on Capitol Hill for his defense of people who suffered in China’s brutal Laogai camps. The...
On Monday the School of Ethics and Global Leadership ushered by their exuberant instructor paid Mr. Harry Wu and the Laogai Museum another splendid visit. With unmatched energy, each of the fourteen students emitted an impression of spiritedness and potential. It could have been the brisk mornings walk down eighteenth street or their admirable attempt to capture the essence of their founder and...

Reports

“Criminalizing Dissent” is a historical report highlighting the exceedingly parallel histories of China and Cuba from 1949-1979. In addition to comparing the development of the revolutionary...

Publications

Chen Wenli grew up in a well-to-do, Westernized family. After graduating from high school in the 1950s, he joined the PLA and performed executions. During the Cultural Revolution, Chen was sentenced to 15 years for listening to foreign...

Event

The Laogai Museum will be temporarily closed from tomorrow Wednesday, May 25, 2016 through Memorial Day. The Museum will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10am to 6pm. The Laogai Museum would like to apologize for any inconvenience and looks forward to guests visiting in the future.

Commentaries

Breaking It All Down This week, as President Xi Jinping commences talks with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recalls the Obama-Xi Summit. On Tuesday the 20th of October 2015, host Bob Schieffer conducted an in-depth discussion with three eminent panelists: Kurt Campbell Chairman and CEO of Asia Group, Demetri Sevastopulo Washington Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, and Chris Johnson senior adviser and Freeman Chair in China...
Decoding the historical revisionism in the V-Day parade, and understanding the implications of Xi Jinping's proposed military scaleback.
In the summer of 2001, shortly after Beijing won the bid for the 2008 summer Olympics, Chinese Minister of Sport Yuan Weimin stated that the Olympics and would bring “progress in human rights causes.” Mr. Yuan was not alone in his unbridled optimism. François Carrard, the Executive Director of the International Olympic Committee, betted that rewarding China with the games would improve its human rights situation: “Bet on the fact that in the coming seven years, openness, progress, and...