Synopses & Reviews
At a time when the worlds attention is focused on China, Asia-based journalist, Frank Ching, presents an intelligent and informed perspective on that countrys human rights situation.
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 worlds stage is increasingly influential. Yet this fascinating country is as complex as it is unusual, and a nation in which the population is denied many fundamental human rights.
This powerfully written and incisive book throws light on Chinas record today. From restrictions on free speech and worship to the lack of freedoms under the law, in the economy, in health matters and the environment, former Wall Street Journal Beijing bureau chief, Frank Ching, offers a well-informed perspective on what the inhabitants of this vast state might or might not do in the future.
"A perfect short book by one of the great experts on China." Minky Worden, Human Rights Watch
With roughly 20 percent of the globes population and a booming economy, Chinas international importance continues to grow rapidly. Yet for all its economic and international stature, this fascinating country remains politically unusual and complex, as many of its inhabitants are denied fundamental human rights. This powerfully written and incisive study throws light on the recent history and current status of Chinas human rights policies. Covering issues ranging from the restrictions on speech and worship to the lack of freedom in the judicial, economic, public health, and environmental sectors, it provides a well-informed look at the social limits placed on the citizens of this vast state.
About the Author
Frank Ching was educated at Columbia University in New York and then worked as a journalist for the New York Times before setting up the Wall Street Journals first bureau in Beijing in 1979. Later, after nine years on the Far East Economic Review, he moved to the South China Morning Post as Senior Columnist. He also hosts a current affairs TV programme, Newsline airing weekly on the World channel of Asia television. He lives in Hong Kong.