International Relations

Looking for Universality at China’s Second UPR

China’s second Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council convened on October 22, 2013, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. In a year of waning cooperation on human rights between China...

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Sunnylands Summit: US-China Relations in Obama’s Second Term

Xi Jinping, now China’s president, visits the White House while serving as vice president in February 2012. Photo credit: Lan Hongguang, Xinhua President Barack Obama will host President Xi Jinping at Sunnylands, the California...

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China’s “Positive Influence” Plummets

Source: Dui Hua, BBC World Service/GlobeScan More countries hold negative views of China than hold positive views, according to the latest Country Ratings Poll released by the BBC World Service. Of 25 countries surveyed...

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China under the Microscope: The Second Universal Periodic Review

China was re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council months after its first UPR in February 2009. Photo credit: China-un.org A key element in the 2006 reform that replaced the Human Rights Commission with...

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Exploring the Human Rights Footprints of China’s New Leaders

After delays caused in large part by the scandal involving disgraced Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will convene in Beijing on November 8. A...

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Bad News on Human Rights Hurts China, Helps Romney

China’s image in the United States is taking a beating. The latest Pew Global Attitudes poll, released June 13, indicates that just 40 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, down 11...

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China and Norway: Renewing Dialogue with Preventive Detention

2012 marks the 15th anniversary of the Sino-Norwegian Human Rights Dialogue, which created a forum for individual cases to be raised and field visits to be conducted. The dialogue was suspended in 2011 following...

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Content over Volume

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s February visit to the United States led to a flood of western media reports and press statements calling for a tough stance on human rights in China. Many of...

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Mainstreaming Human Rights

Means of Engagement Twenty years have passed since China initiated a policy of bilateral human rights dialogues. By the late 1990s, China was holding annual dialogues with Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, and...

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Poll Position: A China Slice of Pew Global Attitudes

In the last issue of Dialogue, No Price to Pay cited two public opinion polls as evidence that China’s international image improved despite the country’s crackdown on dissent. In this briefing, Dui Hua looks...

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