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.

Pu Zhiqiang Indicted for “Inciting Ethnic Hatred”

  • Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:10

After a year in detention, rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has been formally indicted on charges of “inciting ethnic hatred” and “causing a disturbance and provoking trouble.”

A paramilitary policeman guards a tower on the barb-wired wall of the Number One Detention Centre in Beijing. Photograph: Alexander F. Yuan/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Torture still routine in Chinese jails, Human Rights Watch report finds

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:36

Human Rights Watch report says detainees electrocuted, shackled to chairs, starved and deprived of sleep to elicit confessions

China: Torture by Police Dodges Reforms

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:25

Officers Adapt to Evade New Measures

China detains 11 for smashing halal food shop

  • Mon, 05/11/2015 - 20:33

Police in western China detained 11 people after a crowd of angry customers in early May smashed a halal shop suspected of mishandling food prepared according to Islamic custom, state media said.

The draft national security law emphasises the Communist Party's leadership in the area. Photo: Reuters

China offers first glimpse of sweeping national security law

  • Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:02

Proposal reflects President Xi Jinping's push for broader approach to threats but raises fears of further curbs on freedoms, analysts say