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Liao Yongyuan, vice chairman of PetroChina Co. Source: Imaginechina

China’s Anti-Corruption Agents Knock Again on PetroChina’s Door

  • Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:29

Anti-corruption agents have paid another visit to the executive suite at China National Petroleum Corp., the nation’s top oil and gas producer. The official being investigated this time is Liao Yongyuan, vice chairman at listed unit PetroChina Co.

Lun Chunxia, a supporter of the lawyer and rights advocate Xu Zhiyong, being detained by the police near a Beijing court where Mr. Xu's trial was underway on Jan. 22, 2014.Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Detention of Rights Activists in China Soared in 2014, Report Says

  • Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:26

The Chinese authorities last year detained more people advocating greater civic rights than at any time since at least the mid-1990s, a United States-based organization said in a new report.

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.

Ilham Tohti

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.

Photo credit: Hong Kong Press Photographers

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

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