President Xi Jinping of China at the Communist Party congress in Beijing last October. Current law restricts the president to two terms. Credit How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency

China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:42

China’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, by announcing Sunday that it intends to abolish term limits on the presidency, a momentous break with decades-old rules meant to prevent the country from returning to the days when Mao was shown cultish obedience.

CHRD releases “Repression & Resilience: Annual Report on Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2017)”

  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:38

Chinese human rights defenders demonstrated remarkable resilience in promoting and protecting human rights in the face of government repression, says CHRD in its annual report released today.

Paramilitary police take part in a counterterrorism rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters

Xinjiang ‘separatists’ and Tibet’s ‘Dalai cliques’ – targets in China’s latest organised crime crackdown

  • Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:46

Some provincial and municipal authorities include normally ‘non-triad’ offences in their plans to roll out the campaign

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly at Beijing National Convention Center on September 26, 2017 in Beijing, China.  © 2017 Reuters

China: Families of Interpol Targets Harassed

  • Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:19

End ‘Collective Punishment’ in Pursuit of Suspects

Foreign journalists say reporting conditions in China deteriorated in 2017

  • Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:04

The Chinese government intensified attempts to restrict foreign journalists’ access to parts of the country in 2017, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) has said after conducting an annual survey of its members.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) greets China's Vice Premier, Ma Kai, as he arrives in 10 Downing Street, in London November 9, 2016 in London. © 2016 Reuters

UK’s May Needs to Get Tough with China on Rights

  • Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:39

Brexit Means Trade, Not Growing Repression, Will Likely Dominate Beijing Visit

China's development push in poor countries worries non-profits

  • Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:58

China’s development push into poor countries is marginalizing the role of human rights bodies, green groups and other non-profits, making it harder for them to play their traditional role as a check on rampant development, advocates said.

European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling for Release of Human Rights Activists in China

  • Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:13

On 18 January 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for the immediate and unconditional release of  Chinese human rights activists Wu Gan and Xie Yang, Taiwanese citizen Lee Ming-cheh, Tibetan activist Tashi Wangchuk and Tibetan Monk Choekyi

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech at the Daming Palace in Xian, Shaanxi province, China, January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Macron in China: notes on limits of influence

  • Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:39

On a state visit to China this week, French President Emmanuel Macron got plaudits for giving his host a horse -- but also experienced the limits faced by Western leaders in dealing with the new superpower on the block.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his New Year wishes to the members of the press corps at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France on January 3, 2018.  © 2018 Ludovic Marin/Pool/Reuters

China: France’s Macron Should Spotlight Rights

  • Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:26

On Visit, Urge Liu Xia’s Release, Raise Internet Censorship