2015 (12)
Dec 11 2015 7:58AM
Summary of IPCC Complaint re My Arrest during Xi Jinping's UK Visit
I was arrested on 21 October 2015 outside Mansion House when protesting peacefully during the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. I stood still holding aloft two A4-sized placards, reading ‘End Autocracy’ and ‘Democracy Now’, wh...
Dec 10 2015 12:37PM
China: You have Conspiracy, We Have Solidarity
[10 December 2015] Press Release issued by Tibetan Uyghur & Chinese Solidarity UK on the occasion of International Human Rights Day. (Tibet Society is a founding member of Tibetan Uyghur & Chinese Solidarity UK.) Tibetan, Uyghurs and C...
Oct 19 2015 5:47PM
Two Versions of China: Repression and Resistance
There are two opposing versions of China. Version one has been ruled by one party for 66 years now. They call themselves CCP, although no-one can tell whether the middle “C” stands for “Communist” or “Capitalist”. Perhaps “Chameleon” i...
Oct 18 2015 11:09PM
Please raise the following questions in meeting during Xi Jinping’s UK visit
1. How have you (Xi Jinping) occupied the top position in China? The Chinese Communist Party has used violence to seize political power and hold monopoly on power for 66 years. P. R. China has no electoral mandate based on Internationa...
Jul 23 2015 9:30PM
IOC: Don’t reward China’s worsening oppression with another Olympic Games 国际奥委会:不要再次以奥运会奖励中国愈演愈烈的镇压
English version first and then Chinese When Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, International Olympic Committee members claimed that the Games would help to improve human rights in China. However this couldn’t be further from...
Jul 1 2015 2:31PM
Human Rights Issues Should Be Highlighted in China & Tibet & East Turkestan
I want to highlight a number of key concerns and make a list of recommendations and actions. Key concerns: Chinese authorities, using legal provisions, criminalise legitimate human rights activities based on International Human Rights...
Jun 6 2015 7:13PM
Remembrance and Resistance:the 26th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre (Beijing Massacre 1989)
On Thursday the 4th of June, 7pm-9pm, around 110 people gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in London to commemorate victims of the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. Commemorators read out the names of known victims of the massacre, and mar...
May 31 2015 11:27PM
Remembrance and Resistance – 26th Anniversary of Tiananmen
To mark the 26th anniversary of the 1989 pro-democracy movement, a candlelit vigil will be held outside the Chinese Embassy in London on June 4th. We will read out the names of the citizens who were killed in the Massacre by the army o...
Apr 17 2015 1:50PM
Gao Yu (高瑜) , 71,journalist,Sentenced to 7 Years for Exercising the Right to Free Expression & Press
Gao Yu (高瑜), 71, woman journalist, was sentenced to seven years in prison on spurious charge “ leaking state secrets”, which an internal Communist party document, “Document No. 9”. Document No. 9, in which the CCP restricts discussion...
Apr 17 2015 12:53PM
Human Rights Dialogue should Not Remain at Rhetoric Level between the Government - UK-China HR Dialogue in 2015
Briefing: UK-China Human Rights Dialogue in 2015 On the occasion of the upcoming UK-China human rights dialogue on 21 and 22 April 2015, I want to highlight a number of key concerns and make a list of recommendations. Key concerns: Chi...
Mar 16 2015 6:34AM
UN and international community must investigate the death of Cao Shunli
Cao Shunli (曹顺利) was forcibly nose fed when serving two terms of RTL from 2009-11, and the ‘expense’ of her torture was deducted from her allowances. During her last detention, what kinds of torture did she experience? What led to her...
Mar 1 2015 7:37PM
Women’s March: Resistance, Uprising, Solidarity
This month marks the first anniversary of the death of Cao Shunli, a Chinese human rights activist who died in police custody on 14 March 2014. To memorise Cao Shunli, artist Johanna Zhang has created paintings and prints that reenact...