China

Details emerge of ‘terrorism suspect’ arrest during armed raid in China

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:47

Man held after paramilitary police operation on Hainan island, but little information given in state media about his identity or alleged crimes

The Justice Ministry said the new system was aimed at helping the public seeking legal services to narrow their search. Pictured, the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court. Photo: Simon Song

China’s Communist Party to evaluate lawyers based on ‘political performance’

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:02

The Justice Ministry will rank members of the profession according to how well they have served authorities, with experience and skills counting for less

 President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida.

Why China Pretends to be a Democracy

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 22:57

Following the recent U.S. airstrikes on Syria, Chinese state media denounced the move by President Trump, staying true to Beijing’s commitment to non-interference.

China’s WeChat censoring ‘sensitive’ photos, not just text, study shows

  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:12

Study the first systematic research into image censorship of one topic on the hugely popular Chinese instant messaging app, according to researchers

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing, China. © 2013 Reuters

France Should Confront China on Rights

  • Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:01

French Foreign Minister’s Beijing Visit a Chance to Raise Crackdown on Activists, Lawyers

An execution chamber in Texas. The US last year carried out its lowest number of death sentences since 1991. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Amnesty criticises 'rogue state' China as global death penalty toll falls

  • Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:06

Amnesty criticises 'rogue state' China as global death penalty toll falls

A Tibetan reacts as he is detained by police during a protest held to mark the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India, March 10, 2017.CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

CHINA WANTS MORE PEOPLE IN CHINA TO SPEAK MANDARIN, THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR LANGUAGE

  • Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:39

China disclosed a plan Monday to increase the number of citizens speaking Mandarin to 80 percent by 2020.

Wang Yu

Human Rights Abuses in China

  • Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:46

Serious human rights abuses continue under the Communist Party-led government of China, according to the latest State Department Human Rights report.

China’s Response to Reports of Torture: ‘Fake News’

  • Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:53

 “FAKE NEWS,” a Twitter post declared. “Prejudice-based,” another said. “Cleverly orchestrated lies,” a news article asserted.

Chinese Catholics attend a mass to mark the ascension of Jesus at a Catholic church in Tianjin, in northern China on May 24, 2015.

Report: Religious Followers in China Push Back Despite Tightened Controls

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:43

The demand for religion in China outpaces state restrictions and repression, Freedom House says.

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