Human Rights Issues in the People’s Republic of China

$179.00

Alexandre Medeiros (Editor)

Series: China in the 21st Century, Human Rights: Background and Issues
BISAC: POL035010

This book examines human rights issues in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including ongoing rights abuses, legal reforms, and the development of civil society. Major events of the past year include the PRC leadership transition, the Wukan protests over land expropriation, the negotiations that allowed legal advocate Chen Guangcheng to leave China, and the Tibetan self-immolations. Ongoing human rights problems include excessive use of force by public security forces, unlawful detention, torture of detainees, arbitrary use of state security laws against political dissidents and ethnic groups, coercive family planning practices, persecution of unsanctioned religious activity, state control of information, and mistreatment of North Korean refugees. Tibetans, Uighur Muslims, and Falun Gong adherents continue to receive especially harsh treatment. China’s leadership transition has so far provided few indications of a fundamental policy shift on human rights. Nonetheless, many analysts refer to a legitimacy crisis and possible “turning point after three decades of rapid but uneven economic growth. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 113th Congress
(Thomas Lum, CRS)

China
(U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor)

Tibet
(U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor)

Hong Kong
(U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor)

Macau
(U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor)

U.S.-China Diplomacy Over Chinese Legal Advocate Chen Guangcheng
(Susan V. Lawrence, Thomas Lum, CRS)

China, Internet Freedom, and U.S. Policy
(Thomas Lum, Patricia Moloney Figliola, Matthew C. Weed, CRS)

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