NüVoices Podcast #65: Xinjiang, HK, and Sanctions with Sophie Richardson, China Director of Human Rights Watch

Sophie Richardson is the China Director at Human Rights Watch, a position she’s held since 2006.

She frequently testifies to parliaments around the world and is the author of China, Cambodia and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, which examines Chinese foreign policy since the 1954 Geneva Conference. She speaks Mandarin, earned a doctorate from the University of Virginia and a BA from Oberlin College. 

Sophie joins Sophia Yan, NuVoices board member and Telegraph China correspondent, to discuss human rights in China, what it feels like to be sanctioned by the Chinese government, and how HRW keeps its staff healthy mentally and emotionally healthy given demanding work.


Sophie: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

China and the International Human Rights Regime by Dr. Rana Siu Inboden

You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War by Elizabeth Becker

Sophia: Never Have I Ever (season 2) on Netflix