Joshua Rosenzweig is a Business and Human Rights Strategy Advisor/Analyst at Amnesty International’s East Asia Regional Office in Hong Kong, where he has lived since 2008. An observer of all things Chinese for more than 25 years, he has more than a decade of experience researching, analyzing, and teaching about human rights developments and criminal justice in China. His current work focuses on the human rights impacts of Chinese business operations overseas and promoting responsible business conduct and corporate accountability.

He received his Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he wrote a thesis on the interactions between criminal justice and public opinion in contemporary China. From 2002 to 2011, he was a Researcher for The Dui Hua Foundation, where he developed the foundation’s comprehensive database of information about Chinese political and religious prisoners and authored more than a dozen volumes in its series of occasional publications. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Rosenzweig pursued graduate studies in Modern Chinese History at the University of California at Berkeley and has extensive research experience working in Chinese archives and libraries.

Last Updated: March 20, 2018



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