This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
UN Assessment of Human Rights in Xinjiang, August 31, 2022
The United Nations Human Rights Office issued its report on human rights conditions in Xinjiang. The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights visited China in May 2022. The UN concluded that China's detention system of Uyghurs and others was fundamentally unjust and that allegations of abuses against detainees were credible. China issued a lengthy response to the report, arguing that the government's actions protected social stability and that human rights for all in Xinjiang had improved. Both reports are available here.
China's response to UN report on human rights in Xinjiang, August 31, 2022
The PRC government opposed release of the UN assessment of human rights in China. The UN concluded that China's detention system of Uyghurs and others was fundamentally unjust and that allegations of abuses against detainees were credible. China's extensive response to the report argues that the government's actions protected social stability and that human rights for all in Xinjiang had improved. Both reports are available here.
Harry S Truman, “Statement on Formosa,” January 5, 1950
President Truman spoke at the White House. He subsequently took questions on weapons programs, appointments, political races, and hydraulic power projects.
United Nations Human Rights Council, "Universal Periodic Review Draft Report: China," February 11, 2009
Chinese delegation headed by Li Baodong met with the UN Human Rights Council working group charged with preparing the Council's "Universal Periodic Review." The meetings took place in Geneva, Switzerland February 2-13, 2009. The report includes the delegation's presentation and the response of the delegation to previously submitted questions from the working group.
Taiwan Information Minister Shieh, Taiwan Belongs in the UN, 2007
Shieh Jhy-wey is Minister of the Taiwan Government Information Office. This op-ed was published in the New York Sun on September 12, 2007.
Major significance of China's return to UN 35 years ago, 2006
The author of the article is Wu Jianmin, president of the Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.
Official Proposal for the U.N. General Assembly to examine the exceptional international situation pertaining to the Republic of China on Taiwan August 8, 2001
August 8, 2001 proposal for the UN to examine the ROC situation.
Official Proposal for the U.N. General Assembly to Study R.O.C. Participation in the United Nations 1999
The U.N.'s proposal to study the Republic of China's (Taiwan's) participation in the United Nations, August 11, 1999
United Nations, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, September 15, 1995 (adopted by UN, 2000)
The Beijing Declaration was issued at the 4th UN Conference on Women, which was held in a suburb of Beijing, September 4-15, 1995.
Report of the Alliance of Taiwan Aborigines to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations 1993
Alliance of Taiwan Aborigines Statement to UNWGIP from August 1993
Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
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