As a citizen’s group deeply involved in human rights,
Life Funds for North Korean Refugees (LFNKR) has long called
for more rapid improvement of human rights in China.
At the end of September, for example, Chinese
border guards were videotaped firing upon a group of Tibetan
including nuns and juvenile priests. At least two of the pilgrims
were killed, prompting growing criticism of China by the international
Video of shootings: http://www.lfnkr.com/pilgrims1/
News story: http://www.lfnkr.com/pilgrims2/
China continues to ignore the voice of the international community
and the many calls for that country to immediately halt its repatriation
of North Korean defectors, who are clearly refugees as defined
by the Convention on Refugees.
In addition, China still jails humanitarian aid workers who
try to help North Korean refugees hiding in China. This fact
seriously tarnishes the image of China in the international community,
particularly in light of the upcoming Beijing Olympics.