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Liu Xiaobo 2007 Translated by J. Latourelle It has been nearly two months since the shocking news of the “black kilns” run on slave labor in Shanxi came to light. But consider the storm of public opinion at home and abroad demanding greater accountability; or the numerous instructions, the staff,...
HRIC Interview On January 19, 2010, Václav Havel—playwright and former dissident who became the last president of Czechoslovakia and later the first president of the Czech Republic—spoke with HRIC executive director Sharon Hom about Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 , and the difficult process of democratic...
Liu Xiaobo 2005 Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by Wen Huang. A nation is composed of its people. People are the mainstay of a nation; they are also the source of national sovereignty and the owners of national interests. In a rational political system, the political power is conferred...
Liu Xiaobo 2006 Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by Paul Frank. Although the CPC regime of the post-Mao era is still a dictatorship, it is no longer fanatical, but rather, a rational dictatorship that has become increasingly adept at calculating [its] interests. Particularly after the...
Liu Xiaobo 2006 Translation by HRIC. On October 19, 2005, the Information Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China released the white paper, “Building Democratic Politics in China.” Although this was the first white paper on democracy building issued by the Communist government...
December 9, 2008 Translation by HRIC I. Preamble This year marks 100 years since China’s [first] Constitution, 1 the 60th anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Democracy Wall, and the 10th year since the Chinese...

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