Tag: #china #humanrights #coronavirus

China ignores human rights but is rewarded a position on the U.N. Human Rights Council

Carina Korcel   Earlier this week, China was appointed to a panel on the U.N. Human Rights Council.  They now have a critical role in picking at least 17 human rights investigators which is really disturbing considering their track record of systematic human rights abuse.  This abuse is also believed by some to have fueled the coronavirus pandemic.  They handled… Read more →

Australian government’s refusal to act on human rights violations — Cassie Korcel

Just this past week, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, stood before the Australian Parliament calling for an Indonesian-Australian alliance against “xenophopbia and intolerance” which threatens “democracy,” “diversity,” and “tolerance” across the world (Stayner). This is also seen in Hannah Ownby’s blog post uncovering the human rights violations as refugees on Manus Island began committing “suicide or self harm out… Read more →

Bridget Murphy Blog 2- Continued Implications of Coronavirus on China and the World

     Coronavirus has been having an increasingly larger impact on the business world, both in businesses in China and across the world. Valeritas, a company which makes insulin patches, is the first company to cite coronavirus as a reason for their bankruptcy (https://www.wsj.com/articles/medical-device-maker-valeritas-files-for-bankruptcy-citing-coronavirus-11581367938). Demand for Iran’s crude oil has dropped significantly from China, due to coronavirus(https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-outbreak-slams-irans-embattled-economy-11581627392?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=17). Many companies who have part… Read more →

Censorship Limiting Free Speech in China: Silencing of Coronavirus Whistle-blowers – Isabel Wheeler

As China’s global influence grows, many of its human rights violations now have international implications. The Wuhan coronavirus has affected thousands of people in and beyond China. The death of Chinese Dr. Li Wenliang on February 9, 2020 after contracting the virus has caused widespread attention and frustration throughout China because Dr. Li was silenced as he attempted to share… Read more →

Lack of Human Rights Leads to the Coronavirus Outbreak

In my last blog post, I discussed the Chinese internment camps for the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang and how they violate basic human rights. Now, I will explore how the government considers human rights during the recent coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. At the beginning of the outbreak, Dr. Li Wenliang attempted to warn Chinese citizens about the virus, but… Read more →