chinese president Xi Jinping

TIMELINE-Under Xi, five years of tighter controls across Chinese society

  • Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:58

From Internet regulation and online censorship to a clampdown on activists and non-governmental organisations, China has tightened controls on Chinese society since Xi Jinping assumed power in late 2012, first as Communist Party chief and then as president in 2013.

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China’s rise has consequences for human rights beyond its borders

  • Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:27

The kind of diversity seen in the US, despite Donald Trump, doesn't exist in China, where the run-up to Communist Party Congress offers a reminder of how the country works and why it would not care about human rights.

Trump Pressed on Human Rights Ahead of China Visit

  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:28

The U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China issued its annual report on Thursday, covering human rights, rule of law, and developments in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Meng is the first Chinese to hold the post at the Interpol general assembly [Reuters]

Letter from HRW To Interpol Secretary General Stock

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:19

Re: Concerns Regarding Interpol and China

Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh is shown at his trial in China in an undated photo.

Concerns Voiced Over Interpol's Neutrality on Eve of Assembly in Beijing

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:16

A rights group says Interpol may be in breach of its constitution by pursuing critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

Guizhou Human Rights Forum member Liao Shuangyuan is shown in an undated pho

China Uses Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Pedestrians, Vehicles

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:13

The 'smart' video monitoring software can reliably identify people by descriptors including age, gender and clothing worn.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen on a TV screen while addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Nine members of the Council have been found as human rights violators. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Nine members of the UN Human Rights Council accused of violating human rights

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:44

A new report details violations against people in those working with the UN on human rights issues

Lee Ming-cheh, second from left, an activist from Taiwan, in court in the Chinese city of Yueyang, Hunan Province, last week. The case against Mr. Lee punctuates what critics warn are China’s efforts to stifle what it perceives as threats from overseas. Credit Yueyang Intermediate People's Court, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:42

On the morning he disappeared, the activist Lee Ming-cheh crossed from Macau into mainland China to meet with democracy advocates.

Security Officials Targeted in Call for U.S. Sanctions

  • Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:30

On December 23, outgoing U.S. president Barack Obama signed the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act into law, allowing U.S. authorities to impose financial and travel restrictions on foreign individuals implicated in human rights violations.

UN rights chief Zeid treads softly on China's record

  • Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:09

Speaking at the start of a U.N. Human Rights Council session today, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, tread softly on human rights issues in China including detentions of lawyers and deaths in custody.