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Xu Qin

HRD & Member
China Human Rights Observer and China Rose

Xu Qin is a leading member of China Human Rights Observer and China Rose, organizations dedicated to respect for human rights and reform of China's legal and political system. She has spent years advocating for victims of rights violations in China, often travelling great distances to support victims and their families.


Chinese human rights defenders work across a wide spectrum of issues, engaging with rights violators on numerous levels. Many of China’s most prominent and most stringently prosecuted defenders have worked to protect the health and well-being of victims of physically harmful government and corporate practice, including forced abortion, food health scandals, environmental pollution, and corrupt or negligent government action leading to preventable loss of life. Other Chinese HRDs work to protect the economic rights of Chinese citizens, advocating for victims of property appropriation, forced demolition, and violation of labour contracts. Still others take on cases of freedom of expression for China’s ethnic and religious minorities.