What I Told Obama About Beijing's Human Rights Problem

  • Fri, 01/21/2011 - 11:00

On January 13, President Obama invited me and four other activists and scholars--the writer Zha Jianying, whose brother is a former political prisoner in China; Andrew Nathan, a Columbia professor; author Bette Bao Lord; and Paul Gewirtz, director of Yale's China Law Center--to meet with him at the White House to discuss the current state of human rights and reform in China.

Human rights? Hu will hear none of it.

  • Fri, 01/21/2011 - 11:00

Something about human rights just doesn't translate for Chinese President Hu Jintao.

An exchange on human rights

  • Thu, 01/20/2011 - 11:00

THE MOST significant statements at the joint news conference of President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao√ on Wednesday came in response to questions about human rights.

U.S. must not overlook China's rights abuses

  • Thu, 01/20/2011 - 11:00

As Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington, the policy of the Obama administration is clear -- at least rhetorically. But will this approach deliver real results on improving human rights in China?

Hu Jintao's Press Conference: A Controlling Leader Meets An Open Press

  • Wed, 01/19/2011 - 11:00

More than a year ago, President Obama traveled to Beijing, where he appeared for a press conference before hundreds of reporters with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Changing Our Dysfunctional Relationship With China

  • Wed, 01/19/2011 - 11:00

With Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, it is a good time to reflect on how the dysfunctional U.S.-China relationship has developed, and to consider why it may be time for a trial separation.

Of U.S.-China Summits, Past and Present

  • Mon, 01/17/2011 - 11:00

One way to judge the prospects of President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the United States this week is to place it in the context of previous China-U.S. summit meetings.

China Policy Ossified, Wishful, Ruinous

  • Mon, 01/17/2011 - 11:00

 The White House plans a state dinner for Hu Jintao next week. Yet, it is high time to re-think U.S.-China policy that has become out of step and injurious.

What if China stumbles?

  • Mon, 01/17/2011 - 11:00

Unlike Las Vegas, what happens in China, does not stay in China. President Obama and China’s President, Hu Jinato will certainly touch on this reality when they meet at the White House.

Beijing's Broken Promises on Human Rights

  • Mon, 01/10/2011 - 11:00

The National Human Rights Action Plan wraps up after two years, but confessions extracted by torture are still accepted in Chinese courts.