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China: Release supporters of Hong Kong protests

The Chinese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for peacefully showing support for pro-democracy protests in Hong…

October 1, 2014

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China’s Trade in Tools of Torture and Repression

This report focuses on China's growing manufacture, sale and trade of a wide range of law enforcement equipment. Of particular…

September 26, 2014

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Amnesty USA Urges Secretary Kerry Not to Compromise Human Rights During U.S. – China Security & Economic Dialogue

Human Rights should be treated as an essential part of the dialogue, like economic and security issues, and should not…

July 8, 2014

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China: Abolition of Labor Camps Must Lead to Wider Detention Reform

China's reported decision to abolish 're-education through labor' (RTL) camps nationwide will be little more than a cosmetic measure unless…

November 15, 2013

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Push for Russia and China to Sign Arms Treaty

With more than 100 countries having signed the groundbreaking Arms Trade Treaty, Amnesty International today urged all countries and especially…

September 26, 2013

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New Website Launched to Engage Chinese-Speaking Activists and Supporters Worldwide

Amnesty International has launched a new Chinese-language website containing research reports, articles, and blog entries on the organization’s research and…

June 21, 2013

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President Obama Must Not Leave Human Rights on Cutting Floor During His Meeting with President Xi in Southern California

Amnesty International USA sent a letter to President Obama outlining key human rights issues that should be discussed at this…

June 4, 2013

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Annual Report: China 2013

People’s Republic of China Head of state Hu Jintao Head of government Wen Jiabao The authorities maintained a stranglehold on…

May 17, 2013

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Annual Death Penalty Report Finds Setbacks for a Handful of Countries but Progress Toward Abolition Across the Globe

In its annual report today on executions and death sentences worldwide, Amnesty International found a handful of countries renewing executions…

April 3, 2013

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Supporters Deliver 450,000 Petitions From Tutu’s Global Call to Free Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

In a campaign led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the International Committee for Liu Xiaobo, with the support of Amnesty…

February 27, 2013

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China Must Halt Execution of Woman Who Killed Violent Husband

A Chinese woman who stabbed her husband to death after suffering months of domestic violence should not be executed, Amnesty…

January 23, 2013

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New Congressional Project Highlighting Prisoners of Conscience “Leads by Example on Human Rights”

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC), in conjunction with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Amnesty…

December 6, 2012