At Geneva next week, the Chinese government will try to convince a U.N. committee that it is a paragon of economic, social, and cultural rights.
A quick thread...
On February 15-16, Beijing will seek to defend its compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at a review by the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (#CESCR).
This is the first such review since 2014.
Jan 13, 2022 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
NEW: In the past 48 hours, two Chinese human rights lawyers have come under attack:
- #XieYang, who was tortured in the 709 crackdown, went missing and is presumed to be detained.
- #WangYu, the lawyer who disappearance preceded the notorious 709 crackdown, was beaten in Suzhou
See here for the information on #XieYang:
.@SteveCooperEsq: "...the time has come for citizens of all political persuasions to acknowledge: Biden flat-out lied on the campaign trail when he pledged to end the federal death penalty and incentivize states to stop the barbaric practice, too."
The Tracking the People's Daily substack today has a great piece summarizing Xi's Human Rights Discourses
While none of it is new per se, it does show:
1) How universal human rights laws and standards are ignored and deflected by calling them "Western"
trackingpeoplesdaily.substack.com/p/xis-speech-t…2) How Xi, a leader with quasi-totalitarian ambitions and who constantly underscores the need for unity of thought and action domestically, suddenly uses the language of multiculturalism by praising diversity in the context of accepting others' human rights development paths.
Jun 4, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Given that Chow Hang-tung had recently only called for people to engage in private commemorations of the Tiananmen Massacre, this should show everyone that banning the Vigil on the grounds of COVID was always a facade.