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Liberate Palestine, long live the people” written on the sidewalk in Simplified Chinese at the pro-Palestinian encampment outside Paulson Center at New York University, April 30th 2024.
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For the U.S., Honoring Tiananmen Should Include Upholding Students’ Rights at Home

June 4 marked the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre.

June 5, 2024

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China: Overseas Students Face Harassment and Surveillance in Campaign of Transnational Repression

There are an estimated 900,000 Chinese students studying abroad, and Amnesty International is calling on host governments and universities to do more to protect the rights of those among them who face the threat of transnational repression.

May 12, 2024

Demonstrators protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in solidarity with protesters in China on December 3, 2022 in Berlin, Germany
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“On My Campus, I Am Afraid” – China’s Targeting of Overseas Students Stifles Rights

This Amnesty International report details the impacts of government repression on Chinese international students studying at universities in Western Europe and North America.

May 12, 2024


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Hong Kong: Transgender Activist Must Not Be Deported to Mainland China  

Time is of the essence to prevent Lai Ke from being unlawfully deported to mainland China, where she would be at grave risk of serious human rights violations.

March 1, 2024


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Long-Delayed UN Report Must Spur Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity in Xinjiang

Responding to the long-awaited release of the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report on serious human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: 

September 1, 2022


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Michelle Bachelet Has Just Months Left to Address Her Failures on China

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet announced today that she will not be seeking a second term when her current one ends in August, but said that her office intends to finalize a long-awaited report on the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang region before her departure.

June 13, 2022

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UN Human Rights Chief Must Seize Critical Opportunity to Address Crimes Against Humanity in Xinjiang 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights must address crimes against humanity and gross human rights violations when her team visits China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region this week, Amnesty International said today as the UN’s long-awaited trip got under way.

May 23, 2022

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Uyghur Child Among Four ‘Booked for Deportation’ from Saudi Arabia to China Tonight

Amnesty International has received credible information that Buheliqiemu Abula and her teenage daughter, 13, were made to take tests for Covid-19 today in preparations for their deportation to China. The police told them that they should be prepared to leave the deportation center at 9 pm local time today to board a flight bound for Guangzhou, China.

April 13, 2022

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Uyghur Girl, 13, Among Four ‘Facing Deportation’ and Torture in China

Saudi authorities must immediately release four Uyghurs – including a 13-year-old girl and her mother – who are at grave risk of being taken to repressive internment camps if sent back to China, Amnesty International said today amid fears that deportation plans for the group may already be under way.

April 4, 2022

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UN High Commissioner Must Release Report on China’s Crimes Against Humanity in Xinjiang

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet should release her office’s long-awaited report on the Chinese government’s crimes against humanity in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region without further delay, Amnesty International said today in an open letter joined by almost 200 other organizations. 

March 8, 2022

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Pharmaceutical companies’ failure on equal COVID-19 vaccine access contributed human rights catastrophe in 2021

Despite urgent calls to ensure the equal distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in 2021, pharmaceutical companies tragically failed to rise to the challenge of a once-in-a-century global health and human rights crisis. Instead, they monopolized technology, blocked and lobbied against the sharing of intellectual property, charged high prices for vaccines and prioritized supplies to wealthy countries, said Amnesty International today in a new assessment of the leading Covid-19 vaccine developers.

February 14, 2022

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Biden Administration’s Diplomatic Boycott of Winter Olympics a Blow to the Impunity of the Chinese Government

In response to today’s news that U.S. government officials would not attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Joanne Lin, National Director for Advocacy and Government Relations at Amnesty International USA, said: "The Biden administration’s announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic games is a blow to the impunity of the Chinese authorities. The Chinese government’s perpetuation and condoning of human rights abuses, from the dismantling of free expression in Hong Kong to the repression of Uyghurs, Tibetans, and other minorities, to blatant attempts to silence survivors of sexual abuse, must be met with unequivocal condemnation and demands for justice.

December 6, 2021