Activities of the "Plum Blossom Association" (Meihua Xiehui), a dissident organization founded in 1989 and active in Hubei and Hunan provinces (1996-1999) [CHN31016.E]

No mention of a dissident organization active in Hubei and Hunan provinces called the "Plum Blossom Association" (Meihua Xiehui) could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Bih-Jaw Lin, ed. 1992. Aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Crisis in Mainland China. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

China Focus [Princeton, NJ]. 1996 - 1999.

China Rights Forum. [New York]. 1996 - 1999.

Han Minzhu. 1990. Cries for Democracy: Writings and Speeches From the 1989 Chinese Democracy Movement. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Human Rights Watch. 1992. Anthems of Defeat: Crackdown in Human Province, 1989-92. New York, NY: Human Rights Watch.

_____. 1991. Two Years After Tiananmen: Political Prisoners in China: Cumulative Data. Asia Watch Committee.

Resource Centre Country File on China, 1996 - 1999.

Resource Centre Amnesty International File on China, 1996 - 1999.

One oral source did not provide information on the topic.

One oral source did not respond within the applicable deadline.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, Internet, LEXIS/NEXIS, REFWORLD, WNC.