Twelve men accused of ESS are publicly sentenced in Yili (Ili) Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, September 18, 2008. Photo credit:

China’s State Security Arrests Up 19% in 2012

  • Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:55

China arrested 1,105 people for “endangering state security” (ESS) crimes in 2012, up 19 percent from 2011, according to official statistics released in China Law Yearbook 2013.

A plainclothes security guard outside the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing on Tuesday. China’s new national security committee will deal with cybersecurity as well as the unrest in China’s Tibet and Xinjiang regions, according to one expert.

New Chinese Panel Said to Oversee Domestic Security and Foreign Policy

  • Thu, 11/14/2013 - 21:51

China’s new national security committee is mainly based on the Washington model.

China Again Proven Unfit for UNHRC

  • Mon, 10/28/2013 - 16:28

CPFC's Statement on China's Human Rights UPR in Geneva

China's Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

China Acknowledges Human Rights Shortcomings

  • Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:39

For years, Western governments, human rights groups and Chinese dissidents have been accusing Beijing of grave violations of human rights and freedoms.

Members of the Students for a Free Tibet organization display a banner on scaffolding in front of the European headquarters of the U.N. in Geneva on Oct. 22, 2013

China to Defend Human-Rights Record to U.N.

  • Tue, 10/22/2013 - 15:51

Western countries accused China on Tuesday of arresting activists, curbing Internet use and suppressing ethnic minorities, as the United Nations formally reviewed its rights record for the first time since Xi Jinping became president.

Ng Han Guan/Associated Press Security cameras watching over Tiananmen Square in Beijing near a portrait of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

Clashing Views of China’s Human Rights Record at U.N. Hearing

  • Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:02

Examining the hundreds of pages of submissions to the latest United Nations hearing on human rights in China, a reader might almost think that two very different countries face scrutiny in Geneva on Tuesday.

China: Make Concrete Progress at UN Rights Review

  • Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:59

UN Members Should Question Crackdown on Activists, Free Expression

Hu Jintao

China’s former leader Hu Jintao indicted for policies in Tibet by Spanish court

  • Fri, 10/11/2013 - 18:58

China’s former leader Hu Jintao has been indicted for genocide in Tibet by the Spanish National Court (Audiencia Nacional) in a writ issued on October 9, 2013.

China threatens closure of mobile news apps amid Internet crackdown

  • Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:35

China on Monday launched a crackdown on several mobile news applications that provide news information services without approval from government regulators, threatening to shut down those who refuse to "rectify".

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.