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“China’s Global Rise: Human Rights in China”

Part Three of a Five Part series
A Two Day Conference
April 10-11, 2006
Younts Conference Center at Furman

Despite China’s political liberalization, human rights abuses clearly still occur all too frequently. The United States’ State Department regularly criticizes China’s human rights record and reports from dissidents fleeing the People’s Liberation Army (PRC) paint a grim picture of continuing oppression, particularly in Tibet, against underground Church followers, and against those willing to speak out against the Communist Party. The Chinese Communist Party argues that the United States is imposing a double standard and that China is making important improvements in the human rights field. China’s Global Rise Part Three addressed the challenge of human rights in China.

Conference Agenda

Monday, April 10, 2006

  • Opening Address: “Rule of Law and Civil Society: Effective Tools for Promoting Human Rights in China” by Han Dongfang, Director of China Labour Bulletin, and Wang Dan, former Tiananmen Square student leader
  • Keynote Address: “The U.S. and Human Rights in China” by Lorne Craner, President of the International Republican Institute and former Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor For his complete address, click here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

  • Panel Discussion: “Promoting Human Rights in China: What Role can the International Community Play?” with John Kamm and Nicolas Becquelin

For complete biographical information about the forum participants or the schedule of events, click here.

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