Jewher Ilham, daughter of Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur academic who was jailed for life by China, testifies in Washington, April 8, 2014.

'My Father Shouldn't Be in Jail At All'

  • Mon, 10/17/2016 - 19:47

The daughter of jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti speaks out in support of her father after he wins a prestigious award.

Sandy Phan-Gillis, arrested on suspicion of spying by Chinese authorities in March 2015 while visiting the country as part of a trade delegation from Houston, is seen in an undated photo taken and provided by her husband Jeff Gillis. PHOTO: JEFF GILLIS/REUTERS

Supporting China’s Reformers and Dissidents

  • Thu, 10/06/2016 - 17:27

Xi Jinping consolidated power with laws that justify repression in the name of national security

Attorney Xia Lin

EDITORIAL: Empty human rights promises

  • Fri, 09/30/2016 - 14:31

China on Thursday proudly announced that it would cooperate with the UN Human Rights Council. The promise came with the release of a policy paper, the National Human Rights Action Plan, outlining Beijing’s goals over the next four years.

Policemen stand around Lin Ru, the wife of civil rights lawyer Xia Lin, near the Beijing Number 2 People’s Intermediate Court after her husband was sentenced to 12 years in prison on fraud charges in Beijing on Sept. 22. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

In China, repression buries rule of law

  • Wed, 09/28/2016 - 17:33

AS CHINA’S economy mushroomed in recent decades, outsiders often pointed out the need to establish rule of law, giving investors and business executives, both at home and abroad, a reliable set of rules upon which to make decisions.

OP-ED: China the Twelve Year Old

  • Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:43

For far too long we have allowed the tyrant child to determine our actions. This must stop. We must stop fearing it.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center, attends the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. MARK SCHIEFELBEIN / AP

Editorial: Trudeau's false equivalence on Chinese human rights

  • Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:24

The gulf between Canada and China on human rights is vast. This isn’t something that normally needs pointing out, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, insisting he put the boots to the Chinese government over rights during his visit, seems confused.

It’s Time to Rethink the World’s Approach to Human Rights in China

  • Fri, 09/02/2016 - 19:39

Washington, Brussels, and others have plenty of leverage over Beijing. Now they just have to use it.

Decorative plaques featuring Chinese leaders of the past and present, including current president Xi Jinping (front), are seen at a souvenir stall in Beijing in 2014. AP

The West kowtows to China through self-censorship

  • Fri, 07/29/2016 - 19:02

Two years ago, I was invited by the American Bar Association to prepare a manuscript for a book to be titled “Darkness Before Dawn.”

Uygur men visiting a night market in Hotan. Some Uygurs allege that ethnic Han settlers in Xinjiang receive preferential treatment. Photo: AFP

Ramazan in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 07/05/2016 - 19:31

THERE is some controversy surrounding reports that the Chinese government enforces strictures upon those who observe Islamic rituals, especially during the month of Ramazan, in Xinjiang, a region with a Uighur Muslim majority.

Asylum seekers wait for Thai Immigration officials to escort them to court in Songkhla, southern Thailand on March 15, 2014.

Ramadan in China

  • Tue, 06/07/2016 - 21:29

Muslims are left with little to celebrate under Beijing’s repression.