The Truth About Its Human Rights Record
A well-informed look at the human rights situation in China, published to coincide with - but not exclusively for - the Olympics
China is one of the great nations of the world. Containing roughly twenty per cent of the population of the globe, its economy is booming, and its role on the world's stage is increasingly influential. Yet this fascinating country is as complex as it is unusual: its inhabitants are denied some of their fundamental human rights.
This powerfully written and incisive book throws light on China's record today. From the restrictions on speech and worship to the lack of freedoms under the law, the economy, health and the environment, it provides a well-informed look at what the inhabitants of this vast state may or may not do.
“Frank Ching has produced a fair minded and well researched review of human rights in China. It is difficult to imagine anyone doing a job better or more comprehensively.”
Lord Patten of Barnes
“An admirably clear, concrete, and measured account of the human rights problems China faces.”
Andrew J. Nathan, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
“A perfect short book by one of the great experts on China.”
Minky Worden, Human Rights Watch
“[A] terrific book...In one slim volume, Frank Ching has managed to capture all that is important about the human rights situation in China at this critical moment.”
Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China