In this photo released by New China News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the second World Internet Conference on Dec. 16. (Li Tao / Associated Press)

What does 'freedom' mean? 6 takeaways from China's Wuzhen Internet conference

  • Thu, 12/17/2015 - 18:58

The word “freedom” means different things to different people.

A man reads a magazine beside a newsstand in Beijing in a file photo.

China Has Record Number of Journalists Behind Bars: Report

  • Tue, 12/15/2015 - 21:34

The country holds a quarter of all journalists detained or imprisoned around the world, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.

China rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang's trial ends amid scuffles

  • Mon, 12/14/2015 - 19:44

There have been scuffles outside a courtroom in Beijing as one of China's most prominent human rights lawyers was put on trial.


  • Mon, 12/14/2015 - 19:08

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to boycott the second World Internet Conference (WIC) being organized by China, the world’s leading “Enemy of the Internet.”

 Protesters hold pictures of Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who is due to stand trial next week. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Britain criticised for praising China on UN Human Rights Day

  • Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Activists attack ‘unacceptable’ statement by UK embassy, which lauds Beijing over civil and political rights but overlooks crackdown on critics

China: You have Conspiracy, We Have Solidarity

  • Thu, 12/10/2015 - 22:17

Posted 10 Dec 2015, 12:37pm
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UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations

  • Thu, 12/10/2015 - 22:15

In a lengthy document released today that concludes its review of China’s compliance with the Convention against Torture, a UN expert committee says it “remains seriously concerned over consistent reports indicating that the practice of torture and ill-treatment is still deeply entrenched in the criminal justice system.”

COP21 Paris: China’s Failed Environment Policies Exacerbate Human Rights Abuses

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:29

China’s failed environment policies exacerbate human rights abuses of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians and Han Chinese

China: UN Review Slams Lack of Progress on Torture

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 18:29

The outcome report of China’s fifth review under the Convention against Torture highlights the absence of accountability and need for broad legal reform to eradicate torture in the country, Human Rights Watch said today.

How China Sees ISIS Is Not How It Sees ‘Terrorism’

  • Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

China's perceived threat is one of domestic security and political instability rather than any global scourge.