Chinese Human Rights Plan Must Address Past Failings to Succeed

Phelim Kine, Senior Researcher in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, argues that in order for the Chinese government to legitimately address human rights concerns, it must acknowledge the shortcomings of previous efforts and ensure that government officials and security forces follow and enforce human rights protections…

On July 12, 2011, Wang Chen, the head of China’s State Council Information Office, announced that "the cause of human rights in China has entered a new stage." This was not an exaggeration.

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