fredag 11. oktober 2013

'On Human Rights, the Only Obstacle Is China Itself'

As China gears up for the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of its rights record on Oct. 22., Beijing has detained a number of activists who speak out about abuses, as well as some who campaigned against its application for a seat on the council. In this commentary, Bao Tong, former aide to late disgraced premier Zhao Ziyang, takes China's leadership to task for its failure to ratify U.N. rights covenants signed ahead of its bid to host the Olympics. Read more