Video: Released Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang finally reunites with family

by Laurie Chen Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was finally reunited with his family in Beijing on Monday, a homecoming that was delayed as authorities had kept him confined in another province after he served nearly five years in prison. Detained in 2015 as part of a sweeping crackdown on hundreds of lawyers and rights […]


In full: How the world responded to China’s human rights record at the UN

By Ye Shiwei On 6 November 2018, China underwent the third peer review of its human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council, through a State-led process known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). 150 countries made more than 340 recommendations to China. A partially completed, draft outcome report has been published which includes […]


Bar Association head Philip Dykes seeks ‘better understanding’ between Hong Kong and mainland lawyers

The head of Hong Kong’s professional body of lawyers has vowed to continue engaging with their mainland Chinese counterparts, despite warning signs that such efforts may not be entirely welcome. Chairman of the city’s Bar Association Philip Dykes said that he hopes to raise the city’s legal profile internationally, as well as foster “better understanding” […]

‘Scornful and contemptuous’ of the law: 3 years on, Hong Kong activists rally against Beijing’s lawyer crackdown

Hong Kong activists have called for the immediate release of Chinese human rights lawyers and activists ahead of the third anniversary of Beijing’s wide-reaching crackdown. During a march to the China Liaison Office in Sai Wan, they called upon the mainland authorities to reinstate the lawyers’ licenses to practice law. Former lawmaker Albert Ho led the […]