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Freedom of the Press 2016

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:15

China is home to one of the world’s most restrictive media environments.

China: Scrap Foreign NGO law aimed at choking civil society

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:01

The Chinese government must scrap a new law aimed at further smothering civil society, Amnesty International said today.

An event by Greenpeace addressing climate change in Beijing, the capital, in 2009. The law subjects foreign groups to oversight by the police. Credit Elizabeth Dalziel/Associated Press

Clampdown in China Restricts 7,000 Foreign Organizations

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:59

China took a major step on Thursday in President Xi Jinping’s drive to impose greater control and limit Western influences on Chinese society, as it passed a new law restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners, mainly through police supervision.

A woman hangs a Chinese national flag outside her home ahead of the 18th China Communist Party Congress in Beijing in this 2012 file photo. Currently, China's Communist Party appears ready to hold a long-delayed national meeting on religious work. (Photo by AFP)

China's government meeting on religious work imminent

  • Fri, 04/22/2016 - 18:27

Meeting is seen as an 'an important window' on Xi's thoughts on management of religion

2016 World Press Freedom Index - China

  • Wed, 04/20/2016 - 21:13

China - 176 in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index

A group of petitioners gathered in Beijing hold a banner calling for the release of jailed lawyers, March 2, 2016.

2015 Saw Sharp Increase in ‘Repression and Coercion’ in China – U.S.

  • Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:25

Annual State Department report finds continuation of worsening trends in Xi Jinping era.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015 China

  • Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:22

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is an authoritarian state in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the paramount authority. - See more at:

The Chinese New Year Lantern Festival in Darling Harbour. Photo: ACETCA

China's patriots among us: Beijing pulls new lever of influence in Australia

  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:09

As Malcolm Turnbull prepares to embark on his first official visit to China as prime minister, some 60 Chinese community leaders in Australia gathered in Sydney urging him to watch his words when discussing the South China Sea in Beijing.

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Letter from HRW to Prime Minister Turnbull

  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:54

We write on the occasion of your first visit to China as prime minister to urge that you speak out both publicly and privately for greater respect for human rights in China.

Workers paint a wall of a government building in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, in this March 26, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/CHANCE CHAN/FILES

China asking for terror suspects list ahead of G20 summit

  • Thu, 04/07/2016 - 19:18

China is asking countries participating in this year's G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou to provide lists of possible terror groups and terrorists who might target the meeting, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.