China

China is Demoting Human Rights at the UN

  • Fri, 06/30/2017 - 18:27

China is using its growing influence not only to isolate Taiwan from the United Nations, but also to combat the organization’s general work on human rights. Increased Chinese funding and determination could redefine the very concept of human rights, with devastating consequences for democratic countries.

Video clips showing Liu Xiaobo receiving treatment, left, and praising his care in prison. The clips’ release seemed aimed at blunting suggestions that China had allowed him to grow gravely ill. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press

China Won’t Let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Get Cancer Treatment Abroad

  • Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:13

The Chinese authorities have refused permission for Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace laureate paroled from prison for cancer treatment, to go abroad for care, one of his lawyers said on Thursday.

 Authorities try to remove a pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong who on Wednesday hung a banner that reads ‘Release Liu Xiaobo unconditionally, Hong Kong people want genuine universal suffrage’. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

British minister accused of 'appeasing' China during human rights talks

  • Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:09

Foreign office minister Mark Field said he was ‘pleased’ by the UK-China dialogue but activists say crackdown is worst in decades

Human trafficking: US downgrades China over record

  • Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:28

China "is not making significant efforts" to stop human trafficking, the US says, claiming that fewer people are now being prosecuted than before.

Overcoming censorship in China

  • Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:17

Voice of America and Radio Free Asia are a vital source of uncensored information throughout China, especially on forbidden topics including the financial system, environmental pollution and human rights for Tibetans and ethnic Uyghurs.

 An image of Liu Xiaobo next to a Chinese flag. He has been jailed for nearly 10 years. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Liu Xiaobo's unbearable fate is stark symbol of where China is heading

  • Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:28

Treatment of dying Nobel peace prize winner is emblematic of China’s iron rule. Tania Branigan on the remarkable man she nearly met – the day he was arrested

DROI Chair Urges EU to Review Human Rights Dialogue with China

  • Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:23

During the European Union and China 35th human rights dialogue, the Chair of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights, Mr Pier Antonio Panzeri, draw attention to the declining situation of human rights in the People’s Republic of China,

Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Credit: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

China should end restrictions on civil society participation in anti-poverty policies, and cooperate with UN mandate-holders without interference

  • Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:10

Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty

PHOTO: A five-month investigation reveals the extent of Beijing's influence in Australian politics and Chinese communities. (Reuters: Damir Sagolj)

Australian sovereignty under threat from influence of China's Communist Party

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:15

The defence and intelligence community believes that attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to exert its influence in Australia pose a direct threat to our nation's liberties and its sovereignty.

A United Nations peacekeeper stands alongside a road during Pope Francis' visit to the capital Bangui, November 29, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

China Pushes to Cut UN Human Rights Posts

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:07

At the Same Time, US Wants to Cut UN Peacekeeping Funds

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