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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...
On a brisk Monday morning, a group of students from the University of Maryland visited the Laogai Museum. The students are part of a program called Alternative Breaks , which according to its website, “envisions a world of globally-conscious citizens who are transforming communities for good.” They unequivocally lived up to the groups' mission statement. For most students on spring break, it...

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

尚建国是中国一个诗人、作家,曾是深圳海天出版社文艺编辑。1993年被控犯经济罪入狱,他那年才三十多岁。在牢狱九年的时间里,他将所见所思诉诸于笔,对法院、监狱里的官僚腐败作风和犯人的非人待遇,都有痛苦的体会及细腻的描写,为外界了解中国目前司法及监狱系统的真实情况揭开一扇窗口。作者目前居中国大陆。

Event

The Laogai Museum is featuring a special photo exhibition documenting the life of Dr. Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) from his days as a professor, protester during the Tiananmen Square democratic movement, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, to his current imprisonment, for which he's serving an 11-year sentence. Here...

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...