Event

This Saturday, June 4, 2016 is the 27th Anniversary of the Tian'anmen Square Massacre and Tank Man act of bravery. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Laogai Museum will be playing The Tank Man , a PBS Frontline Documentary (published April 12, 2006) in the museum's main lobby.

News & Views

The following is an article received by Human Rights Watch, for more information, see the contact information at the end of the article. Drop Charges, End Coerced Confessions and Detentions of Lawyers, Activists (New York, August 3, 2016) – The trials of Beijing Fengrui Law Firm director Zhou Shifeng and activists Hu Shigen, Zhai Yanmin, and Gou Hongguo, which are being held this week at Tianjin...
Tribute to Harry Wu By: Chen Duanzhao Fifty-nine years ago since the “Anti-Rightist Movement,” a commemoration was held in the United States. At that conference in 2007 I met my old friend,my “brother” Wu Hongda (Harry Wu) after an absence of thirty-eight years. It was at that “Anti-Rightise 50 anniversary commemorative event”, we shared our life experiences during our time apart. Looking back, I...
My Time with Harry: A Memorial By: Feng Zhixuan, fellow sufferer When I heard the news about the sudden death of Harry I was very surprised and sad! I was shocked with grief. He was an anti-rightist laojiao friend who, in the 1950s had suffered the same fate as me. Harry was a man from Shanghai. A young man who liked to quietly read in the library of the Beijing Geological Institute. Until a...

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...