October 2015

Dispatches: Ending the One-Child Policy Does Not Equal Reproductive Freedom in China

  • Fri, 10/30/2015 - 18:47

The Chinese government’s announcement today that it will allow all couples to have two children finally puts an end to its decades-long “one-child” policy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to a student of the Jinputao school in Xinnacun village in the Baohe district of Hefei, China. Photo: AFP

Human-rights in China ‘worse since Xi’s reign’, activists tell Merkel in private Beijing embassy meeting: official

  • Fri, 10/30/2015 - 18:43

Risking host’s ire, German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds private meeting with nine activists after leader’s pow-wow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to a student of the Jinputao school in Xinnacun village in the Baohe district of Hefei, China. Photo: AFP

Human-rights in China ‘worse since Xi’s reign’, activists tell Merkel in private Beijing embassy meeting: official

  • Fri, 10/30/2015 - 18:43

Risking host’s ire, German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds private meeting with nine activists after leader’s pow-wow

MEDIA ADVISORY - 2015 Lantos Prize Laureates Announced

  • Thu, 10/29/2015 - 19:38

Kadeer, Manji, Hirsi Ali, To Be Named 2015 Lantos Prize Laureates. Three Women of Muslim Heritage to Receive Distinguished Lantos Award

A monitor at a Beijing Internet cafe displayed a police message on the proper use of the Internet. Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press

China Ranks Last of 65 Nations in Internet Freedom

  • Thu, 10/29/2015 - 19:35

China ranks last in the world for openness among countries studied in a new report on Internet freedom by a prominent American pro-democracy group.

IMAGE: FORMER SURGEON ENVER TOHTI WHO USED TO PARTICIPATE IN FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING AND DEEPLY REGRETS IT. (SUPPLIED)

Hard To Believe: forced organ harvesting in China and Australia's moral obligations

  • Wed, 10/28/2015 - 19:53

As Australia prepares to step up business with China after signing a free trade agreement, a cloud hangs over one particular "business".

China now worst in the world for internet freedom: survey

  • Wed, 10/28/2015 - 19:45

Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed Wednesday.

Ilham Tohti

Congress and president reaffirm international religious freedom

  • Wed, 10/28/2015 - 19:36

Today, Oct. 27, is International Religious Freedom Day, which this year marks the 17th anniversary of the enactment of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA).

Time for a Change: European Parliament Conference Exposes Uyghur Struggle for Freedom of Religion

  • Tue, 10/27/2015 - 21:00

In light of the ongoing violations of religious freedom in East Turkestan and considering the limited international response to China’s abuse of Uyghur fundamental human rights, the UNPO and the WUC convened a high-level conference in Brussels entitled “In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle For Human Rights”, hosted by Ms Izaskun Bilbao Barandica MEP (ALDE)

A group of Uighurs protest in Urumqi. Picture: AP

More Violence in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 10/26/2015 - 22:23

When will the unrest in Xinjiang cease? The latest attack in a long series of aggressions was recently reported by Radio Free Asia, when at least 17 assailants, armed with knives, set upon innocent Han Chinese coal miners sleeping in their dormitory beds in Baicheng on September 18.

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