Feng Li/AP - Chinese President Xi Jinping has dashed hopes for political reform as he continues to use classic Communist methods to consolidate his rule, hammering critics and rivals.

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, consolidates power with crackdowns on corruption, Internet

  • Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:29

After Xi Jinping took over as head of China’s Communist Party last December, some liberals dared to hope that change was in store for the world’s most populous nation.

Chinese Communist party intensifies internet crackdown: criminalizes online dissent

  • Wed, 09/18/2013 - 11:55

“One of China’s top military leaders says the internet has become an ‘ideological battleground’that threatens to harm the nation’s future prospects unless the government ramps up its online censorship crackdown:”

Kyrgyz President President Almazbek Atambaev (right) and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Bishkek on September 11

Bilateral China-Central Asia Deals Reveal Forum's Shortcomings

  • Thu, 09/12/2013 - 21:19

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Bishkek for this week's Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit with a bundle of new Central Asian energy contracts already in hand.

China to phase out use of prisoners’ organs for transplants

  • Wed, 08/21/2013 - 21:24

China will start phasing out its decades-long practice of using the organs of executed prisoners for transplant operations from November, a senior official said on Thursday, as it pushes to mandate the use of organs from ethical sources in hospitals.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) speaks next to Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington on July 10, 2013.

China: US Should Insist on Rights Benchmarks in Talks

  • Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:19

The United States should use the upcoming human rights dialogue with the Chinese government to demand concrete public commitments to change policies and practices that violate human rights.

China's secret police to take part in UK seminar - and no mention of human rights allowed

  • Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:13

Seminar for officials to be held at Cambridge University features 24-member delegation from notorious Ministry of Public Security

International Opinion of China’s Human Rights Largely Negative

  • Fri, 07/19/2013 - 00:00

Despite some modest improvements over the past five years, international opinion of China’s human rights record remains largely negative, according to a just released poll taken by the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project.

EU/China: Overhaul Human Rights Dialogues

  • Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:34

Dialogues Should Try to Improve Rights in China, Not Placate European Voters

Police officers outside the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, in Beijing. The bank eased up on a cash squeeze Friday, a day after interest and interbank lending rates soared.

China’s New President Sets Up a Potential Showdown, With Himself

  • Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:39

The turbulence that struck China’s banks this week is the latest episode in a political drama likely to play out in coming months: President Xi versus President Xi.

Activist Says Human Rights Will Grow in China

  • Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:38

The Chinese activist who fled to America after taking refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing last year said Monday that China's relentless efforts to crush opposition forces or suppress human rights will backfire.