The China Programme

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute initiated activities in China in the mid-1990s, upon the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (PRC). For more than two decades, we have worked to strengthen academic and justice institutions and networks for the promotion and protection of human rights in China.

Beijing

Our current programme in China is mainly focused on strengthening human rights knowledge, understanding and skills within Chinese academia.

Beijing, 2019

Our cooperation partners include Peking University, China University of Political Science and Law, and East-Lake Institute for Social Advancement in Wuhan. Over the years, we have developed a comprehensive capacity development programme particularly in the areas of human rights and gender equality, anti-discrimination and the rights of persons with disabilities.

West Gate at Peking UniversityWest Gate, Peking University N509FZ, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In step with China’s growing economic power and influence around the world, there is growing interest among different stakeholders to engage with Chinese counterparts on the social, human rights and environmental impacts of ‘Global China’ and Chinese overseas investments.

Together with our partners China Dialogue, Mahidol University, Made in China Journal and City University of Hong Kong RWI has developed a range of initiatives focusing on China’s global impacts and role in multilateral issues related to human rights, the environment and sustainable development.

Our China programme is financially supported by Swedish Development Cooperation.

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven meets with RWI’s Chinese cooperation partners in RWI’s office in Beijing, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven meets with RWI’s Chinese cooperation partners in RWI’s office in Beijing, 2015

Sida Director General Carin Jämtin meeting with RWI partners at Peking University in 2019

 

Sida Director General Carin Jämtin meeting with RWI partners at Peking University in 2019

China Programme Staff


Malin Oud

Malin Oud

Head of Stockholm Office, Director of China Programme

Phone: +46 (0)70 360 8702
E-mail: malin.oud@rwi.lu.se

Malin Oud is Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Stockholm Office, and also heads the Institute’s China Programme as well as its thematic work on Business and Human Rights. Malin has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of human rights and sustainable development, and has worked as a programme manager and advisor with international organisations, government agencies, multinational corporations, as well as non-governmental organisations. 

Malin is a Member of the Advisory Boards of the Berlin-based think-tank Mercator Institute for China Studies and the Hong Kong-based NGO China Labour Bulletin, and an Advisor to the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights. In 2011-2016, Malin founded and managed the consultancy Tracktwo. Prior to that, she managed initiatives for democracy and freedom of expression at the Swedish International Development Agency. From 2001 to 2009, she was based in Beijing as the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s China office director. She studied Chinese language, Chinese law and international human rights law in Lund, Kunming, and London, and has an MA in International Development from Melbourne University. Malin is a regular public speaker, moderator, and expert commentator in Swedish media.

Malin Oud CV

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Recent publications

Sample media interviews

Sample speaking engagements

Keywords: Business and human rights, human rights and the environment, human rights and development, China

Chen Ting Ting

Chen Ting Ting

Senior Programme Officer

Phone: +86 (0) 10 8532 3615
E-mail: chen.tingting@rwi.lu.se

Ting Ting holds a MSc degree in Poverty Reduction and Development Management at Birmingham University. She has worked with RWI in Beijing from 2002, focusing on academic sector cooperation projects. Before joining RWI, Tingting worked at a Women’s Income Generating Project in Xinjiang Province in western China.

Yi-Chia Chen

Yi-Chia Chen

Programme Associate

Phone: +46 (0)73 056 5367
E-mail: yi-chia.chen@rwi.lu.se

Yi-Chia currently works as a Programme Associate at the RWI Head Office in Lund.

She focuses on various projects related to Global China. Prior to joining RWI, she worked for different NGOs in Cambodia and Thailand, and assisted academic cooperation in Taiwan. Yi-Chia has always been passionate about human rights and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights Studies from Lund University. Her specialisation is migration and refugee studies. Yi-Chia’s interest in the Global South led her to conduct her exchange studies at the American University in Cairo in Egypt, and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

 

Helena Olsson

Helena Olsson

Senior Programme Officer

Phone: + 46 46 222 12 20
E-mail: helena.olsson@rwi.lu.se

Helena has a Master Degree in Political Science with focus on Human Rights, Peace and Democracy from Lund University. She has worked with development, human rights and in the humanitarian field since 2001, for Swedish Embassies/Sida and UNHCR in Central and South America; at Sida Headquarters Humanitarian Team in Stockholm; and subsequently with academic institutions and NHRIs in Sub-Saharan Africa; Middle East and North Africa; and South/Southeast Asia since she joined the Institute in 2010.

Between 2016 and 2018 she led the development and start-up of a new regional Asia team and office in Jakarta, and of regional programmes focusing on human rights and environment/climate change, as well as the integration of human rights into Agenda 2030 plans in the region.

She was also team leader of the thematic focus area People on the Move 2016-2017, and currently leads an internal working group of human rights and local governments.