Sophia Woodman is Research Director of the organization Human Rights in China (HRIC) and the editor of HRIC’s quarterly journal, China Rights Forum. She lives in Hong Kong. (May 2000)


China’s Dirty Clean-Up

Every year, millions of China’s poorest and most vulnerable people are arrested on the streets of the nation’s cities merely because the way they look or speak identifies them clearly as “outsiders,” not native to the city in question, or because they are mentally ill or homeless. Yet before the …