Event

On September 28 afternoon ,A group of American University visit Laogai museum under the leadership of the teacher Richard Semiatin.They watched the later Mr. Wu's video which was talking about Laogai and the Director of LRF answered students questions. The docent of museum gave students group a tour for an...

News & Views

When world leaders touch down in early September in the city of Hangzhou for this year’s G20 leaders’ summit, which China will they see? The one of glossy skylines, enviable growth statistics, and perfectly choreographed diplomatic exchanges? Or the one in which China’s prominent human and civil rights lawyers are detained, forcibly disappeared, and prosecuted on charges of subversion? The one in...
It’s been two years since Ilham Tohti, a well-regarded ethnic Uyghur economist and peaceful critic of the Chinese government, was sentenced to life in prison by the Xinjiang People’s High Court for alleged “separatism” after a grossly unfair trial. Tohti and his family had already endured years of harassment and periods of house arrest by state agents, but in September 2014 Beijing evidently felt...
BEIJING—A Chinese lawyer who represented dissident artist Ai Weiwei and other politically sensitive figures was sentenced to 12 years in prison by a Beijing court, the harshest punishment in a series of prosecutions of human-rights lawyers. Xia Lin was handed the sentence on Thursday after being found guilty of fraud for failing to repay millions of yuan in personal loans, according to his lawyer...

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...

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...