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Liu Ping, left, Ilham Tohti. center, and Su Changlan, right have all been detained or jailed for expressing their views online, according to Amnesty International.

The chilling reality of China's cyberwar on free speech

  • Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:31

The Chinese government has declared the Internet to be the new battlefield in its fight against "pornography and unlawful information."

‘Chinese leaders are not known for tolerating dissent, but Xi Jinping is less tolerant than his predecessors.’ Photograph: EPA/WU HONG

Over 1,000 human rights activists were detained since President Xi took office

  • Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:30

‘Chinese human rights defenders are facing the most severe crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989’

China must uphold religious freedom in new year

  • Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

Government crackdowns on believers won’t bring the stability officials crave

China’s hardfisted expansionism must be replaced with rule of law

  • Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:23

Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.

China Sharpens Its Censorship Blade

  • Tue, 02/03/2015 - 19:51

In early November, when Beijing played host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, city officials closed hundreds of factories and forced millions of vehicles off the roads to clear the soupy gray smog that normally blankets the sky.

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Exploiting Terrorism as a Pretext for Repression

  • Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:01
By Mark P. Lagon And Arch Puddington

Jan. 27, 2015 6:23 p.m. ET

Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts silver medal at the New York Festivals radio awards ceremony.

His Brother’s Keeper, Beijing Style

  • Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00

Chinese authorities hunt the family of a Washington-based reporter.

Hong Kong democrats with yellow umbrellas in January 2014. Photo: HongKong/Reuters

The Chinese Empire’s Burning Peripheries

  • Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Crackdowns in Hong Kong and Xinjiang threaten Taiwan—and regional peace.

China’s empty promise of rule by law

  • Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

During the year that is drawing to a close this week, much has been made of the Communist Party of China’s new emphasis on “governing the country according to law.”

Not in our interests

  • Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was enthusiastic about China after his recent, brief trip to the Middle Kingdom

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