Human Rights in China

Simon Leys
December 1978
National Review;12/8/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 49, p1537
The article discusses issues concerning totalitarianism in China. According to the author, totalitarianism has become a taboo concept among fashionable political scientists and among contemporary China scholars. According to the author, one should not forget several victims, all over China, who are routinely arrested and condemned to hard labor or executed merely for having expressed unorthodox opinions. According to the author, no one takes notice of them and they never make the headlines in newspaper. It is only by chance encounter that a more attentive visitor comes across their names and records their fate.


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