China in 'race to bottom' with North Korea on rights: U.S. congressman

  • Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:08

An influential U.S. congressman denounced religious persecution in China on Thursday, comparing some practices to those of the Nazis and saying that Beijing was in a "race to the bottom" with its neighbor North Korea on human rights abuses.

Surveillance cameras in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. The release of draft legislation on cybersecurity in China followed the recent passage of a law on national security.Credit Wu Hong/European Pressphoto Agency

What You Need to Know About China’s Draft Cybersecurity Law

  • Thu, 07/09/2015 - 22:30

China, which has some of the world’s tightest Internet restrictions, has released a draft of a new cybersecurity law that authorizes broad powers to control the flow of online information.

U.S. Should Make More Public Statements About China’s Human Rights

  • Tue, 07/07/2015 - 19:03

When China’s leader Xi Jinping comes to the United States for his first state visit in September, will U.S. leaders use the summit to address the country’s deteriorating human rights conditions?

 Chinese President Xi Jinping, speaking during an award ceremony last year, has overseen the passage of a new national security law that critics say could be used to exclude foreign invesment, among other things. Photo: Zuma Press

China: Scrap draconian new national security law

  • Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:04

The Chinese government must immediately repeal a new national security law that gives the authorities sweeping powers to crack down on and suppress human rights, Amnesty International said.

The law was passed by 154 votes to none by the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photograph: Rao Aimin/Xinhua Press/Corbis

China passes new national security law extending control over internet

  • Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:56

Officials say increasingly severe national security situation necessitates the law, which has wide-ranging powers but few exact details

EU: Address China’s Downward Spiral on Rights

  • Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:32

Council, Commission Presidents Should Focus on Rights Defenders

China Is Exporting Its Tiananmen Censorship, and We Are All Victims

  • Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:34

Twenty-six years after the killing of student protesters, the code of silence is spreading worldwide.

Tiananmen Square, May 1989 (Catherine Henriette/AFP/Getty)

On Human Rights, No More Free Passes for China

  • Wed, 06/03/2015 - 18:47

Twenty-six years ago this week, student-led popular protests gripped Beijing. Spurred by the death of a prominent reformer, thousands gathered in Tiananmen Square in April 1989 to seek greater political freedom.

Internet police accounts of Shiyan in Hubei province, Beihai in Guangxi, Shenyang in Liaoning, Handan of Hebei, and Xinjiang.(WeChat)

China’s internet police are coming out of the shadows to purify the web

  • Mon, 06/01/2015 - 15:33

China is publicly deploying its cyber police to “purify the internet” of illegal and harmful information.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is pictured in Moscow in 2013 (Photo by Kaliva /

President Xi urges China’s religions to shun foreign influences

  • Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:28

President Xi Jinping yesterday urged China’s religions to shun foreign influence amid concerns over Islamic extremism and the role of The Vatican among the country’s growing Church community.