Ming Campbell has written an article for The Guardian‘s Comment is Free site about China’s human rights record in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics.
China would win no medals for human rights. But things are still fluid, and there are hopeful signs in a mixed picture. China has promised to be more open and to put in place greater safeguards over its use of the death penalty. It has promised to reform its use of “re-education through labour” camps, a process of administrative detention used on a massive scale.
You can read the full article here.