- Thu, 10/20/2016 - 17:14
A new global ranking finds China is making limited progress
- Mon, 10/10/2016 - 18:26
A university in eastern China recently introduced Muslim-only shower cabins. The cabins, exclusive to Muslim students, offer more privacy than the regular communal showers. The new shower arrangements have fuelled discussions on Chinese social media, where many netizens are disgruntled and consider the special showers a display of Muslim privilege.
- Mon, 10/10/2016 - 18:18
Suspects must not be forced into confessing crimes and any evidence collected this way excluded from legal cases, the Chinese government said on Monday in its latest effort to try and stamp out the widespread practice.
- Fri, 10/07/2016 - 16:53
The finances of religious groups will come under greater scrutiny. Theology students who go overseas could be monitored more closely. And people who rent or provide space to illegal churches may face heavy fines.
- Thu, 10/06/2016 - 17:31
Despite the expectations of many that economic engagement with China would lead to political reform, fifteen years after China’s accession to the WTO, the human rights situation there is increasingly dire. The CECC’s latest report recommends Congress and the Administration press Beijing for greater transparency, adherence to universal standards, and development of the rule of law.
- Wed, 10/05/2016 - 19:47
The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, appears prepared to defy the Communist Party’s established script for transferring power and delay the designation of his successor until after a party congress next year, unsettling the party elite and stirring speculation that he wants to prolong his tenure.
- Fri, 09/30/2016 - 14:27
China unveiled a new “action plan” for protecting human rights on Sept. 29, but like much of Beijing’s edicts, it is being criticized as a blatant piece of propaganda.
- Thu, 09/29/2016 - 22:02
China will cooperate with the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body it has had testy relations with over the years, and invite its representatives to visit the country as appropriate, the government said in a policy paper on Thursday.
- Wed, 09/28/2016 - 17:39
A report released last week by PEN International looks at the treatment of foreign journalists in China, many of whom have faced harassment, interference with their reporting, and delays in visa processing or even expulsion for reporting on topics deemed untouchable by the government.
- Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:01
On 20 September 2016, the Council of the European Union adopted its Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2015.