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March 14, 1989 | From United Press International
Police detained 67 Tibetan exiles Monday after thay began an indefinite program of sit-ins outside foreign embassies demanding "immediate intervention" by the United Nations with China to "prevent further bloodshed in Tibet."
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November 10, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The United Nations' top human rights official told Chinese leaders Friday that efforts to combat terrorism must not infringe on the human rights of China's Muslim minorities. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson told officials that, since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, her office had seen an increase in allegations of summary execution, imprisonment and torture of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region in northwestern China.
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January 12, 2000 | By TYLER MARSHALL,
The United States said Tuesday that it will introduce a resolution condemning China's human rights record at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, a move certain to complicate Washington's troubled relations with Beijing. "The decision to go forward with this resolution at the commission is based on the fact that the government of China's human rights record has continued to deteriorate," State Department spokesman James P. Rubin said.
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April 19, 2001 | Associated Press
A U.S. attempt to win international condemnation of China's human rights record failed Wednesday when the U.N. rights watchdog passed a Chinese motion blocking consideration of the American proposal. But the U.N. Human Rights Commission criticized Cuba for its human rights record and voted 50 to 1 to censure Israel for allowing Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories. In a 23-17 vote, the 53-nation panel decided not to consider a U.S.
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April 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
China blocked a U.S. attempt to censure its human rights policies Friday, but Cuba, Iran and Iraq were among nations criticized by the 53-nation U.N. Human Rights Commission. The U.S. attempt to bring U.N. criticism against China suffered the same fate as similar motions had for seven years since 1991. The commission voted 22-17 in favor of a Chinese proposal to take no action on the U.S. motion. Fourteen countries abstained.
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February 28, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
China struck back at its critics Tuesday, rejecting the views of visiting U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson and issuing its own report on the "deteriorating human rights situation in the U.S." Beijing's response came a day after the State Department issued its annual human rights report, citing persecution of Christians, Tibetans and followers of the Falun Gong spiritual movement as evidence of a worsening rights climate in China.
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November 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
China will sentence a U.S.-based Falun Gong member on charges of "spying for a foreign organization" this week, the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said. Teng Chunyan, 37, was arrested in March after gathering information on China's persecution of members of the banned spiritual movement, the center said, adding that she could be sentenced to 10 years or more.
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April 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Sidestepping Chinese opposition, the Security Council has agreed to extend the stay of U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti until the end of July. China objects to the presence of U.N. troops in Haiti because it extends diplomatic recognition to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province. The 15-member Security Council met this week to consider a report by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on keeping the 500 troops and 262 civilian police in place in Haiti.
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December 22, 1995 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a top-level review this week of U.S. policy toward China, the Clinton administration has decided to go ahead, despite intense opposition from Beijing, with a landmark United Nations resolution condemning the Chinese regime for human rights violations. "The current situation, if it holds, will lead to a U.N. resolution" denouncing China, one U.S. official said Thursday.
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May 25, 1995 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is sending a trusted trouble-shooter to China in hopes of dissipating a controversy that could endanger the U.N. International Conference on Women in Beijing this August and September, diplomatic sources said Wednesday. The secretary general acted after China turned down a request by private women's groups that their forum be located near the site for the official conference of government delegates.
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March 1, 2001 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
China's highest legislative body ratified an international human rights treaty Wednesday but left open the possibility of striking out a key provision of the accord. The standing committee of the National People's Congress approved the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the official New China News Agency reported in a brief statement. The ratification comes four years after China signed the treaty, one of two U.N. accords guaranteeing a host of civil rights.
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February 28, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
China struck back at its critics Tuesday, rejecting the views of visiting U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson and issuing its own report on the "deteriorating human rights situation in the U.S." Beijing's response came a day after the State Department issued its annual human rights report, citing persecution of Christians, Tibetans and followers of the Falun Gong spiritual movement as evidence of a worsening rights climate in China.
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November 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
China will sentence a U.S.-based Falun Gong member on charges of "spying for a foreign organization" this week, the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said. Teng Chunyan, 37, was arrested in March after gathering information on China's persecution of members of the banned spiritual movement, the center said, adding that she could be sentenced to 10 years or more.
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March 1, 2000 | Associated Press
The U.N. high commissioner for human rights on Tuesday deplored China's recent record and urged Hong Kong to set up its own independent human rights monitoring body. Mary Robinson, who met with several Hong Kong officials, said the situation in mainland China has deteriorated over the past two years. Robinson, who was scheduled to arrive in Beijing late Tuesday, will attend an Asian-Pacific regional human rights workshop.
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January 12, 2000 | By TYLER MARSHALL,
The United States said Tuesday that it will introduce a resolution condemning China's human rights record at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, a move certain to complicate Washington's troubled relations with Beijing. "The decision to go forward with this resolution at the commission is based on the fact that the government of China's human rights record has continued to deteriorate," State Department spokesman James P. Rubin said.
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April 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
China blocked a U.S. attempt to censure its human rights policies Friday, but Cuba, Iran and Iraq were among nations criticized by the 53-nation U.N. Human Rights Commission. The U.S. attempt to bring U.N. criticism against China suffered the same fate as similar motions had for seven years since 1991. The commission voted 22-17 in favor of a Chinese proposal to take no action on the U.S. motion. Fourteen countries abstained.
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September 18, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
China and its backers blocked a bid to get the General Assembly to consider granting Taiwan membership in the world body. The proposal, sponsored by 14 mostly Central American and African nations, was rejected by the assembly's general committee. Chinese Nationalists fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing to the Communists in a civil war. But Taiwan held China's U.N. seat until 1971, when it was replaced by the Beijing government.
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June 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States slammed China and other "renegade" nations for trying to block progress on human rights and said Washington will not hesitate to criticize its opponents. "China is at the forefront of a handful of renegade nations trying to slow down or stop the process of drafting a meaningful final document," Timothy Wirth, head of the U.S. delegation told the U.N. World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna. "These states have power far beyond their status, and the U.S.
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March 27, 1999 | BOB DROGIN and ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In yet another rip in the fabric of U.S.-Chinese relations, the Clinton administration announced Friday that it will introduce a resolution at a United Nations conference to formally accuse China of violating the human rights of its people. The move signals that, even though President Clinton favors a policy of engagement with China, he intends to keep a spotlight focused on China's mistreatment of its own people, administration officials said. Until last year, the U.S.
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October 6, 1998 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
China signed an important international agreement on civil and political rights Monday that guarantees protection against arbitrary arrest while securing freedom of thought, religion and expression. The treaty provides for fair trials; prohibits torture and cruel or degrading punishment; and recognizes that citizens have the right to life, liberty and a prompt appearance before a judge if detained by authorities.
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