Event

The Laogai Museum, the only museum in the United States solely dedicated to promoting human rights and exposing Communist Party persecution in the People’s Republic of China, is moving to a new location within the historic DuPont Circle neighborhood. The new location of the Museum will be at 1901 18th Street...

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

文彻赫恩是满清望族的后裔,曾是热血革命青年,参加过1947的学生运动,49年参加解放军南下,57年毕业于上海戏剧学院,同年被划为极右分子,58年被逮捕入狱,78年被平反。文彻赫恩曾执导和演出过多部歌剧、话剧和电影,才华横溢,可惜生不逢时,从26岁起共失去二十年的人身自由,其中经历了饥饿、疾病及虐待的摧残,身心俱创。80年代,他带着受伤的心离开中国,移居美国至今。

News & Views

An infographic challenging the CCP's historical erasure of Nationalist participation in World War II.
An infographic examining the whereabouts of the detained lawyers and the implications of their prolonged criminal detention without charges.
An infographic examining the implications of the recent draft of the 9th Amendments to the Criminal Law, which will drastically limit freedom of speech, tighten censorship, and increase minority suppression.

Commentaries

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...
Famed Chinese artist and political critic Ai Weiwei had his passport returned to him by the Chinese government after it was confiscated four years ago. Ai had his passport confiscated by the Chinese government in 2011 while attempting to travel to Hong Kong amidst a roundup of political activists. In addition to the confiscation, Ai was detained for 81 days in Beijing’s International Airport. Known for his support of human rights through art, Ai has faced persecution throughout most of his life...
It is no secret that Chinese Communist Party authorities routinely treat deceased prisoners inhumanely . Involuntary organ harvesting from executed prisoners is well documented and has been widespread throughout China for at least a decade. Although the Party announced in late 2014 that it would end involuntary organ harvesting from prisoners by 2015, testimony seems to surface everyday confirming that organ harvesting continues. Accordingly, the mysterious death of imprisoned Tibetan spiritual...