President Obama must pressure Xi Jinping’s government to make concrete improvements to China’s human rights situation before Xi’s state visit. (image: Flickr/White House)

The US Must Press China for Concrete Human Rights Gains before Xi’s State Visit

  • Tue, 09/01/2015 - 22:22

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United States on September 24-25 comes at a time when his government is staging a ferocious crackdown against human rights lawyers.

Ambassador David Saperstein's Visit to China

  • Tue, 09/01/2015 - 22:19

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein traveled to the People’s Republic of China August 20-28, 2015 to discuss religious freedom with government officials, religious leaders, and civil society representatives.

A Chinese petitioner protesting about medical issues is detained by police outside on May 10, 2012.

Beijing 'Encircled by Security Checkpoints' Ahead of War Anniversary Parade

  • Tue, 08/18/2015 - 21:37

Students, out-of-town visitors and anyone with a complaint will be barred from the Chinese capital ahead of the military display.

Obama Is Set to Discuss Rights Issues With China

  • Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:45

A top State Department official said Thursday that there was a “growing sense of alarm in the United States about human rights developments in China,” vowing that the issue would feature prominently in summit talks between President Xi Jinping of China and President Obama in Washington next month.

CECC Chairs Say Human Rights Dialogue ‘Critical Opportunity’ To Discuss China’s ‘Abysmal Human Rights Record’ Ahead of Xi Visit

  • Fri, 08/14/2015 - 18:29

CECC Chairman Representative Chris Smith and Cochairman Senator Marco Rubio in a joint statement today urged the Obama Administration to send the unambiguous message that tangible progress on human rights should be a key goal of President Xi Jinping’s planned September visit.

HRIC Commentary: U.S.–China Human Rights Dialogue

  • Thu, 08/13/2015 - 21:30

The U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue, scheduled for August 13-14, will be held during what is widely viewed as the harshest crackdown in China since 1989.

 The inscription on the drawing of the police abusing Liu Renwang reads: “Many people beat and tortured me countless times.” Credit Courtesy of Liu Renwang

Drawings of Police Torture Seize China’s Attention

  • Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:21

The hand-drawn images are bizarre and disturbing. One shows a man locked in a cage while a police officer pours boiling water on his head.

This picture taken on April 16, 2014 shows a man using a laptop at an office of Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, in Beijing.

China Is Making a Massive New Move to Censor the Internet

  • Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:58

This goes way beyond the 'Great Firewall'

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu poses during an interview in Hong Kong, March 20, 2014.

China accuses prominent rights lawyer of inciting subversion

  • Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:56

Police in China have accused a prominent human rights lawyer of inciting subversion and creating a disturbance, her lawyer said on Friday, paving the way for possible formal charges.

Letter Urges Unconditional Medical Parole for Journalist

  • Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:52

The Associated Press’ Christopher Bodeen provides an update on journalist Gao Yu’s pursuit of medical parole, following earlier reports that authorities have imposed public confession as a precondition.