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The day is near My heart fills with fear Life is bland, without sound Even wails, have all been shut out Thick walls, no ears listening The day is near I do not know how to commemorate Whom I should hate, whom I should cry for, and whose spirits I should beckon Countless hands in history struggle...
Overseen by Deng Xiaoping in 1981, the official line of the Communist Party of China remains: Mao’s greatest error was the Cultural Revolution, from 1966-1976. [1] Awful though that decade was, far, far worse was the great famine of 1958-1961—if not longer—in which anywhere from 25 to 50 million...
(Listen to the podcast) HRIC Introduction In this segment of the HRIC podcast series, “A Contested History,” a mainlander working in Hong Kong talks about the significance of the annual June 4th candlelight vigil held in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park that commemorates the victims of the military...
( Listen to the podcast ) [Translation by Human Rights in China] HRIC Introduction In this segment of the HRIC podcast series, “A Contested History,” a mainlander working in Hong Kong talks about the significance of the annual June 4th candlelight vigil held in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park that...
(Listen to the podcast) HRIC Introduction Welcome to the first installment of HRIC’s new podcast series. We begin with a segment that looks at the complex relationship between Hong Kongers and mainlanders at this critical historical juncture. Last year in Hong Kong, during the Umbrella Movement,...
(Listen to the podcast) HRIC Introduction Welcome to the first installment of HRIC’s new podcast series. We begin with a segment that looks at the complex relationship between Hong Kongers and mainlanders at this critical historical juncture. Last year in Hong Kong, during the Umbrella Movement,...
HKFS discussion forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, June 3, 2015. HRIC photo. Protesters at Victoria Park before the "The Citizens Against Pseudo-Universal Suffrage" march, from Victoria Park to the Legislative Council, Hong Kong, June 14, 2015. HRIC photo. Banner: "The Citizens Against...
In this new issue of China Rights Forum —“HK & Mainland: Shared Future, Contested Present”—we are pleased to launch our new podcast series. Building upon the discussion we initiated in two previous CRF issues: “ Hong Kong & Mainland China: Building a shared Future ” (2011, No. 4), and “...
What is happening at the highest level of Chinese politics as the Party prepares for the most important leadership transition in a decade? HRIC senior policy advisor Gao Wenqian sheds some light on this usually opaque blackbox.
Before Occupy, I wouldn’t have known just how creative this city is. There wasn’t a true public space where people could create and share. But Occupy became that space: it connected people of different classes and professional backgrounds—to create in a way Hong Kong people had never been able to...

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