MARKED MAN: Tibetan monk Golog Jigme, who escaped from detention in China in 2012, addressing a side event during the June session this year of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. He and other activists say Chinese agents are hounding them at the U.N. body. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

At U.N., China uses intimidation tactics to silence its critics

  • Tue, 10/06/2015 - 20:28

Beijing is blunting scrutiny of its rights record at the venue created to protect victims of state repression – the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. Its success is evidence of China’s growing ability to stifle opposition abroad.

The UK is trading away its credibility in its relations with Saudi Arabia and China

  • Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:31

Shady deals and blanket silence speak volumes about the UK's attitude towards the importance of human rights

George Osborne described "Britain's absolute commitment to support the growth of Urumqi together with the whole of the Xinjiang region" (AFP Photo/Andy Wong)

Britain finance chief slammed over visit to restive China region

  • Wed, 09/23/2015 - 11:52

Campaign groups on Wednesday condemned Britain's finance minister for touting business opportunities ahead of human rights on a visit to China's violence-wracked Xinjiang region.

US Congressman Expresses Harsh Criticisms Towards China

  • Mon, 09/21/2015 - 19:43

As Washington prepares to roll out the red carpet next week for Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States, prominent Chinese dissidents, rights activists, and journalists gathered in Congress to present testimony on China’s dismal human rights record.

President Obama and President Xi Jinping at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2014. Credit Pool photo by Greg Baker

Obama to take tough but tempered line with China's Xi

  • Thu, 09/17/2015 - 20:36

China’s economic powerhouse is slowing, destabilizing global markets. Beijing’s neighbors, unnerved over its pursuit of territorial claims, are increasingly cozying up to Washington. A threat of U.S. cyber sanctions looms over Chinese companies.

FILE - China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, July 20, 2014.

Obama to Host China's Xi Amid Tensions

  • Wed, 09/16/2015 - 19:40

Chinese President Xi Jinping next week will make his first state visit to the U.S., a White House statement confirmed Tuesday, a trip that comes at a time of increasing disagreement between Washington and Beijing.

Activists in Hong Kong demonstrate for the release of rights lawyers detained on the Chinese mainland, Aug. 25, 2015.

Two Months On, Lawyers For China's Detained Attorneys Still Don't Know Where They Are

  • Thu, 09/10/2015 - 18:45

Police turn away lawyers asking for a meeting, saying they don't have the right documents.

Rights groups ask to weigh in at White House ahead of Xi Jinping visit

  • Thu, 09/10/2015 - 18:43

Journalists, lawyers, and religious minorities have all raised concerns over China's crackdown on civil society. President Xi is making his first state visit to Washington this month.

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.