Police in Beijing have detained dozens of protesters gathered at the foreign ministry on the 60th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. China is planning to publish a major assessment of human rights in the coming months. But the people outside the ministry complained that ordinary citizens would not be allowed to contribute to it. In other news, China’s efforts to combat the spread of AIDS among drug users is being undermined by its harsh treatment of drug addicts, Human Rights Watch warns. China’s “pragmatic” and “bold” approach to AIDS is at odds with punitive treatment of drug users, including cases where some were detained when entering or leaving HIV testing and treatment centers, HRW said. (BBC, Reuters)

About the author

Join the Discussion