China Human Rights Briefings

A bi-weekly newsletter of updates on human rights developments gathered by our grassroots monitors.

China Human Rights Briefing February 9-14, 2011

Research Reports

In-depth and critical analyses of current human rights issues and proposals for change.

“I don’t have control over my body”

“I don't have control over my body” Abuses continue in China’s Family Planning Policy December 21, 2010 If I don’t have [the intrauterine device] inserted, I’ll be detained,” wrote a woman on an internet forum for mothers.[1] “I ... read more

Prisoners of Conscience

A searchable database with in-depth information about prisoners of conscience including human rights activists.

Free Liu Xiaobo Now! An Open Letter

The following open letter to the Chinese government was drafted by Chinese Human Rights Defenders and delivered to the Chinese Embassy in Oslo (with help from the Bulgarian Consul) at 3:30 pm on December 9, on the eve of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese writer Liu ... read more


Multi-media recordings of human rights violations, campaigns to combat them and more.

Chinese Reactions to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize- from Both Sides

(Updated January 3) CHRD has compiled a collection of reports documenting how Chinese citizens have reacted to the news that Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, and also how the Chinese government has acted to limit the spread of this ... read more

In the Media

News stories on human rights defenders and issues in China appearing in the international press.

At the Nobel Ceremony: Liu Xiaobo’s Empty Chair

Professor Perry Link, who attended the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony on December 10 in Oslo, Norway, has posted his thoughts on the event on the New York Review of Books' website at ... read more