Chinese Communist Party Arrests Activists While UN
Reviews Its Human Rights Record
On Oct. 22, the UN Human Rights Council examined China’s
human rights status.
This is the first time reviewing China’s human rights record
since the new leadership took power.
During the UN session, many Western countries accused
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of arresting activists,
controlling the internet, and suppressing ethnic minorities.
China has made a defense of its human rights record.
While inside China, the CCP is arresting activists.
Radio Free Asia reported, at least 30 petitioners protested
outside the Foreign Ministry in Beijing since June.
Some citizens joined the protest again on Oct. 22 when they
requested to participate in reviewing the human rights record.
A Beijing petitioner Ms Li says the atmosphere is intense;
they cannot approach the Foreign Ministry.
Four protesters were arrested.
Cao Shunli, who helped stage the protest outside the Foreign
Ministry, was arrested in September and not been seen since.
Overseas Tibetans Protest Outside UN Office In Geneva
On Oct. 22, Tibetans protested outside
the UN building in Geneva.
A UN spokesperson told Reuters that at least three protesters
from Students for a Free Tibet scaled the building and showed
a banner. reading “China fails human rights in Tibet – UN
stand up for Tibet".They protested at the Tibetan policy.
On the same day, China’s State Council issued a
White Paper on Tibet.
The overseas Tibetan group says the Chinese Communist Party
(CCP) deliberately diverts media attention when the UN began
to review China’s human rights record.
Hunan Online Celebrity Blogger Ge Qiwei Arrested
Recently, another celebrity blogger was arrested in China.
On Oct.21, media in Mainland China reported that Ge Qiwei
claimed himself as a reporter and freelance writer.
He was arrested in Hunan Province.
The police alleged he was involved in extortion.
Four other reporters were arrested with Ge.
Sources said this is the seventh typical case announced by the
Public Security Ministry since cracking down online rumors.
Ge Qiwei’s real name is Zhou Bo.
He has worked for several media companies since graduating
from the news department in a university in 2004.
In 2009, Ge returned to his hometown Qidong County in
He started using Ge Qiwei as his pen name on the internet.
In 2010, Ge registered Weibo microblog on main websites.
He exposed a case of a young girl’s face being burned and
disfigured in Hefei, Anhui.
Ge became well-known since, his microblog has more
than 700,000 fans.