China to designate sanctioned places of worship

  • Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00

The Chinese government declared on Friday that it intends to publish a list of approved religious venues in order to "root out" illegal religious activities.

PRESS RELEASE: 33rd EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights

  • Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:10

On 8-9 December 2014, the European Union and the People's Republic of China held the 33rd round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Brussels.

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.(Photo: Stephen J. Boitano, Gannett)

House panel investigates 'Confucius institutes'

  • Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:44

Lawmakers are investigating whether academic freedom is being threatened at universities building campuses in China and partnering with the Chinese on "Confucius institutes" in the U.S.

  Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang talks to media in Beijing in this July 20, 2012 picture.  Credit: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

Prominent China rights lawyer could face harsher charges: attorney

  • Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:43

Chinese prosecutors could upgrade the charges against a prominent human rights lawyer, saying that he incited "ethnic hatred and discrimination" when he wrote a microblog post criticizing the government's account of a mass knife attack, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Prominent Chinese journalist Gao Yu, pictured in 2007 in Hong Kong  © AFP/Getty

China: Trials of leading activists expose deep hypocrisy on rule of law

  • Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:41

Trials of two leading activists on Friday will lay bare the Chinese authorities’ duplicity over the rule of law, Amnesty International said. 

President Obama speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as Xi's wife, Peng Liyuan, talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: Narendra Shrestha, European Pressphoto Agency)

FPI Bulletin: How Obama Can Finish Strong in Asia

  • Mon, 11/10/2014 - 20:55

President Obama arrived in Beijing today for the first in a series of summit meetings hosted by China, Burma, and Australia this week. 

Workers install a billboard of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on Friday (AFP Photo/Greg Baker)

APEC restrictions 'worse than prison', says China dissident

  • Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:38

Obama to arrive in Beijing on Monday for the summit and meetings with Xi Jinping

China Executed 2,400 People in 2013, Dui Hua

  • Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:57

The Dui Hua Foundation estimates that China executed approximately 2,400 people in 2013 and will execute roughly the same number of people in 2014.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Jordan's Zeid Raad al-Hussein speaks during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

New U.N. rights boss says in talks with China on Tibet visit

  • Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:15

The new United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday at his first media briefing in the job that he wanted to visit Tibet and was talking to Chinese authorities about a trip there.

Journalists voiced frustration that they are regularly asked to take their meticulously written defamations of antigovernment activists and reduce them to mere 30-second video blogs.

Chinese Journalists Bemoan Decline Of Traditional State-Run Newspapers, Rise Of State-Run New Media

  • Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:22

Claiming the changed media landscape of the digital age has led to a marked drop in the depth and quality of party propaganda, veteran reporters in China expressed concern this week over what they see as the decline of traditional state-controlled journalism in their country.