China and Human Rights

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  • In June 1989, Zhang Boli was in Tianamen Square as one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement. Following the bloody crackdown by China's communist leaders, Boli was able to flee the country before he was captured. This episode tells the story of his two-year trek through northern China, Russia, and finally to America, and examines Boli's secretly filmed profile. Also featured is a discussion on the controversy over China's Most Favored Nation Status as a U.S. trading partner.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 14, 2013.
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  • Intro: China and Human Rights: Rights & Wrongs (2:06) -- Child's Indoctrination in Maoism (1:33) -- Tiananmen Square Protests Begin (2:37) -- Tiananmen Square Dissident Hides (1:17) -- Sacrifice for Common Good (1:43) -- Most Favored Nation Status (3:05) -- China's Slave Labor (2:01) -- Business Lobbies for China Trade (1:51) -- Trade and Human Rights (1:34) -- Shackling Prisoners (1:58) -- Brazil's Street Kids (1:41) -- Turkey in Cyprus (1:23) -- "No More Disguises" (Credits) (2:58)
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