People walk past the Jiangsu National Security Education Museum in Nanjing, China, on April 25, 2009. (Gu Changwang / Imaginechina)

'We need to be clear-eyed and vigilant': A look inside China's national spy museum

  • Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:59

The Yuhuatai Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs is hallowed ground for the Chinese Communist Party. Here stand a soaring monument and super-life-size reliefs to honor the memory of party members, most then operating as secret agents, executed by the Nationalist government in the 1930s and ’40s.

Journalists have faced a number of new obstacles since Xi Jinping, on screen above, came to power in China four years ago. Credit Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse

Foreign Reporters in China Face More Restrictions Now, Report Says

  • Thu, 09/22/2016 - 20:38

China has tightened restrictions on foreign journalists since Xi Jinping became the country’s leader four years ago, complicating efforts to parse Beijing’s thinking at a time when its slowing economy and growing global ambitions are making it increasingly important to the world.

Huseyin Celil

Six more Canadians imprisoned overseas

  • Fri, 09/16/2016 - 17:48

Kevin Garratt was released from a Chinese prison and deported to Canada this week, offering some hope to other Canadians who are imprisoned abroad.

Wives of Chinese human rights lawyers detained in a 2015 crackdown wearing the names of their husbands after filing complaints at the Supreme People’s Procuratorate in Beijing, July 4, 2016.

China's Rights Lawyers Say Judicial White Paper 'Full of Lies'

  • Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:33

Experts decry government whitewash attempt that follows a sweeping crackdown on lawyers as well as their families.

White Paper Defends China’s Human Rights Practices

  • Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:31

When President Xi Jinping met his American counterpart at the G20 summit in Hangzhou this month, he expressed his opposition to other countries “interfering in [China’s] internal affairs in the name of human rights issues.”

UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

UN says more countries blocking human rights observers

  • Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:27


China says more people can speak national language

  • Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:25

China has managed to raise the proportion of the population which can speak the national language, Mandarin, but still faces difficulty in remote areas and places where ethnic minorities live, state media said on Tuesd

An usher gestures as China’s President Xi Jinping arrives to deliver his closing statement at the G20 summit in Hangzhou last week. Under Mr Xi, China has seen increased persecution of human rights lawyers and civil society reformers, with tighter control of the internet and the media. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

China claims rights progress despite crackdown on dissent

  • Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00

Beijing defends improvements to legal system in government White Paper

President Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. Credit Pool photo by How Hwee Young

Pressing Asia Agenda, Obama Treads Lightly on Human Rights

  • Thu, 09/08/2016 - 20:27

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Obama: Consequences if China violates rules and norms

  • Tue, 09/06/2016 - 18:45

The United States welcomes China's rise -- but there will be consequences if Beijing violates international rules and norms, says U.S. President Barack Obama.