China: Draconian anti-terror law an assault on human rights

  • Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:45

The proposed new anti-terror law in China would be a targeted assault on freedom of religion and expression, as well as the rights of ethnic minorities, Amnesty International warned.

 Chinese marines cleaning their rifles at a base in Jilin Province. Military spending is expected to climb to $145 billion, second only to the United States. Credit China Daily/Reuters

China’s Military Budget Increasing 10% for 2015, Official Says

  • Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:36

The Chinese military budget for 2015 will be about 10 percent bigger than last year’s, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, meaning that such spending is growing at a pace faster than the overall growth rate of the Chinese economy.

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers pour snow from a tire onto their head during a training session in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, December 24, 2014.

Draft Chinese Law Paves Way for Counter-terror Operations Abroad

  • Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:40

China is close to approving a law that will create a legal framework for sending troops abroad on counter-terrorism missions, as Beijing seeks to address the vulnerability of the country's growing global commercial and diplomatic interests.

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China: Political Repression at a High Mark

  • Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:33

2014 Sees Crackdown on Critics, Party Rivals

Pu Zhiqiang.Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press

Comments Used in Case Against Pu Zhiqiang Spread Online

  • Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:28

Calamity comes through the mouth, warns a Chinese saying. And for Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, calamity has come in 28 passionate, scathing remarks that the police say he made on the Internet.

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CHINA’S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control

  • Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:20

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday released the seventh annual China Press Freedom Report, CHINA’S MEDIA WAR: Censorship, Corruption & Control.

State Security Indictments, Cult Trials Up in Xi Jinping's 2013

  • Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:45

 Wednesday, January 07, 2015

This photo illustration taken on March 12, 2014, shows the logo of Chinese instant messaging platform called WeChat, which has taken the country by storm in just three years.

People Around the World Are Voluntarily Submitting to China’s Great Firewall. Why?

  • Wed, 01/07/2015 - 22:27

By Nathan Freitas
Jan. 6 2015 10:00 AM

Major General Zhou Yaning, left, who has been promoted in the strategic missile force, and Lieutenant General Liu Lei, now military political commissar in the Lanzhou regional command. Photos: SCMP Pictures

Political commissars promoted to serve in Xinjiang in PLA reshuffle

  • Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:54

Officers to take up roles in China’s northwestern regional command, according to a mainland media report, the latest of dozens of personnel changes in the military

China to designate sanctioned places of worship

  • Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

The Chinese government declared on Friday that it intends to publish a list of approved religious venues in order to "root out" illegal religious activities.