Human rights

August 1, 20132 Comments

Ou Leili: China’s Wheelchair Bomber Shines Light on Injustice, Disability Rights

Ou Leili is a contributor at Ministry of Tofu. You can learn more about her on our About page. “I am festering away, paralyzed and over 100,000 yuan (US $16,303.60) in debt. Our family has suffered an unimaginable fate.” This declaration was translated from the now-deleted blog of Ji Zhongxing. Ji, a 34-year-old man from [...]

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April 9, 20132 Comments

Torture methods at a Chinese gulag, or reeducation-through-labor camp, are exposed by Chinese media

Campaigns to abolish the oft-maligned reeducation-through-labor camp have been gathering steam on the Chinese social media in the past few years and even made their way into the agenda at China’s annual political meetings, for the reeduation system is often seen to be an extrajudicial punishment that have emboldened local authorities to jail and torture [...]

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May 5, 20122 Comments

Netizens discuss Chen Guangcheng’s “happy ending” and U.S. embassy’s role

After Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced at a press conference that Chen Guangcheng could well apply to study abroad just as any other Chinese citizen can, the U.S. State Department issued a statement that says Chen has been offered a financial aid package by a U.S. university and is allowed to bring his wife and [...]

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May 4, 20125 Comments

Beijing’s bashing of U.S. government on activist Chen Guangcheng backlashes at home

Four major state-run newspapers in Beijing published strongly worded editorials on the same day, accusing the U.S. politicians of “clumsy antics” and using activist Chen Guangchang as a pawn against China. Beijing Daily: “Looking at U.S Politicans’ Clumsy Antics through Chen Guangcheng.” Beijing Times: “Chen Guangcheng Is A Newly Found Tool And Pawn of America; [...]

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February 6, 20128 Comments

Chinese netizens’ reaction to Russia, China veto of UN resolution condemning Syria bloodshed

Photos from NetEase On Saturday, a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria condemning President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on his people and ousting him was vetoed by Russia and China. All other 13 members, including the three permanent members of the council — the United States, France, and the United Kingdom — voted in favor of [...]

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October 14, 20112 Comments

Female thief stripped naked, publicly shamed and abused on the street

If one thinks perp walk is a violation of a suspect’s or a defendant’s human rights, he may find the following story utterly distasteful. A woman thief was caught red-handed in the city of Taizhou, in east China’s Zhejiang province. Instead of calling the police right away, people at the scene ripped off her top [...]

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January 4, 20113 Comments

Chinese whistleblower wronged and detained in mental home for 14 years

On the popular Chinese online forum Tianya, a woman by the name of Guo Hanyun said that her father, Guo Yuanrong, a cadre at the Bureau of Construction in Zhuxi County of Shiyan, Hubei, has been locked up in Shiyan Mental Hospital for 14 years for blowing the whistle on two officials of higher rankings. [...]

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