- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:33
Experts decry government whitewash attempt that follows a sweeping crackdown on lawyers as well as their families.