Xi Jinping: ‘power abuse, corruption as well as legal and disciplinary violations have been spreading’. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP

Xi Jinping attacks 'conspiracies' and 'lust for power' of China's enemies within

  • Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:06

Chinese president uses a commentary in the People’s Daily to attack ‘handful of senior officials pursuing selfish interests’

New regulations entrench Xi Jinping’s growing use of party disciplinarians as political inquisitors. PHOTO: REUTERS

China’s ‘Core’ Conundrum: Policing the Party’s Watchers

  • Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:04

The Communist Party’s designation of Chinese President Xi Jinping as its “core” leaderlast week made him unequivocally its highest authority. Days later, the party has detailed how it will ensure that members obey.

Ai Weiwei speaks at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York.

Ai Weiwei to west: tackle China on human rights whatever the cost

  • Thu, 11/03/2016 - 18:45

‘It doesn’t matter it will hurt me or not – do what you think is right’: celebrated artist says Beijing has axed rule of law for anyone with contrary political views

UN Watch and HRF present report urging democracies to oppose dictators, Canadian Parliament, Oct. 5, 2016

EU & US Should Oppose Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Cuba in Tomorrow’s Election to UN Human Rights Council

  • Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:38

“Credibility of UN Rights Council at stake,” says UN Watch

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing, China.  © 2013 Reuters

France: Raise China’s Rights Abuses on Visit

  • Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:34

Publicly Press Beijing on Crackdown

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a press conference in Beijing, China, after the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders conference, on Nov 12, 2014.  Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

US seeks deeper counterterrorism cooperation with China

  • Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:46

The U.S. held counterterrorism talks with China Tuesday and called for deeper cooperation between the two countries.

The No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin in August. A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was convicted of subversion and sentenced to seven years in prison, state media reported -- the third such trial this week as authorities cracked down on dissent. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

China Lags Behind in Rule-of-Law Ranking

  • Thu, 10/20/2016 - 17:14

A new global ranking finds China is making limited progress

“Muslim-Only” Shower Cabins Trigger Complaints About Muslim Privilege

  • 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.

Paramilitary policemen hold their fists in front of a flag of Communist Party of China as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the safety of the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), at a military base in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province... REUTERS/China Daily

China tries again to stop confessions through torture

  • 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.

China Seeks Tighter Grip in Wake of a Religious Revival

  • 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.