Workers paint a wall of a government building in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, in this March 26, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/CHANCE CHAN/FILES

China asking for terror suspects list ahead of G20 summit

  • Thu, 04/07/2016 - 19:18

China is asking countries participating in this year's G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou to provide lists of possible terror groups and terrorists who might target the meeting, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.

Pu Zhiqiang (pictured above) was arrested for "inciting splittism", but convicted of "inciting ethnic hatred" and "picking quarrels and provoking trouble". Source: CCTV, DW-TV

China State Security Trials Fell 50 Percent in 2015, Official Data Suggest

  • Thu, 04/07/2016 - 19:14

Chinese courts concluded 50 percent fewer endangering state security (ESS) trials in 2015, according to Dui Hua’s analysis

Amnesty death penalty report: The secret China won’t share with the world

  • Wed, 04/06/2016 - 20:12

ASIAN nations are continuing to put thousands of people to their deaths every year.

Death penalty 2015: Alarming surge in recorded executions sees highest toll in more than 25 years

  • Wed, 04/06/2016 - 20:00

A dramatic global rise in the number of executions recorded in 2015 saw more people put to death than at any point in the last quarter-century.

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after a news conference at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, March 29, 2016.

To silence its critics abroad, China goes after their families at home

  • Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:26

Beijing is trying to smoke out the authors and publishers of a widely disseminated anonymous letter calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping.

China’s culture of televised confession has become one of the more visible aspects of Jinping’s “rule of law with Chinese characteristics” policy. (AP Photo)

Coming to a screen near you soon: China’s ‘televised confessions’

  • Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:50

At a Communist Party of China (CPC) meet in Beijing in late 2014, President Xi Jinping made a statement that would have made Chairman Mao Zedong proud. The rule of law in China, Xi said, was “a knife whose handle was in the hands of the party and the people”.

The effect of the high yuan has become too great for those that import Chinese dried goods.

Even at China’s periphery, economic confidence is dwindling

  • Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:08

Haze blurs the view from the deck that wraps around the 13th-floor headquarters of An Da Trading Co. A sandstorm has dimmed the sun, adding to the dusty frontier feeling in China’s distant Xinjiang region, a place closer to Kabul than Beijing.

 Chinese security officials have detained several people since a mysterious letter appeared online on March 4 demanding the resignation of President Xi Jinping, above. Credit Damir Sagolj/Reuters

China Said to Detain Several Over Letter Criticizing Xi

  • Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:05

Chinese security officers appear to have detained several people in their investigation of a mysterious, fiery online letter posted this month that strongly criticized President Xi Jinping and demanded that he resign.

President Joachim Gauck of Germany meeting with students after his speech at Tongji University in Shanghai on Wednesday. Credit Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse

German President Presses China on Political Prisoners During Visit

  • Thu, 03/24/2016 - 12:15

Four days before President Joachim Gauck of Germany began his first state visit to China on Sunday, the exiled writer Liao Yiwu visited Schloss Bellevue, the presidential residence in Berlin.

Fearful of China's reach abroad, dissidents try risky voyage

  • Tue, 03/22/2016 - 14:15

Asylum seekers languish in poverty and fear in Thailand, not knowing who to trust nor when they can be interviewed by UN refugee officials