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From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Council President Donald Tusk pose for photos before a meeting held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

China: EU Summit Should Make Rights A Priority

  • Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:44

EU Needs to Deploy ‘Full Weight’ to Ease Crackdown

Hu Jia lies in a Beijing hospital, receiving treatment for acute pancreatitis, in late April. Photo courtesy of a Hu Jia supporter

Chinese Dissident Hu Jia 'Critically Ill' in Beijing Hospital

  • Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:12

Hu was rushed to hospital last weekend with acute pancreatitis and 'could die at any minute,' fellow activists say.

In this Aug. 23, 2016, photo, U.N. Special Rapporteur Philip Alston gestures during a press conference in Beijing. In a final report emailed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 2. 2017, the U.N. envoy on human rights says he was followed by security officers during an official trip to China and that some civil society representatives he met with were intimidated and faced reprisals. Alston said the Chinese government's conduct was at odds with the need for U.N. experts to have the freedom to assess situ

UN rights envoy was followed in China, sources intimidated

  • Wed, 05/03/2017 - 17:00

 A U.N. representative on human rights said that he was followed by security officers in disguise during an official trip to China and that some activists he met with may have suffered intimidation and retaliation.

Global Decline in Press Freedom Also Hits China

  • Mon, 05/01/2017 - 15:24

Freedom House’s newly released Freedom of the Press 2017 report found that there has been a drastic global decline in press freedom over the past year amid growing media threats in both democratic countries as well as authoritarian states.

Outsourced to China: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education

  • Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:48

Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world—including more than 100 in the United States

Details emerge of ‘terrorism suspect’ arrest during armed raid in China

  • Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:47

Man held after paramilitary police operation on Hainan island, but little information given in state media about his identity or alleged crimes

The Justice Ministry said the new system was aimed at helping the public seeking legal services to narrow their search. Pictured, the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court. Photo: Simon Song

China’s Communist Party to evaluate lawyers based on ‘political performance’

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:02

The Justice Ministry will rank members of the profession according to how well they have served authorities, with experience and skills counting for less

 President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago, April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida.

Why China Pretends to be a Democracy

  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 22:57

Following the recent U.S. airstrikes on Syria, Chinese state media denounced the move by President Trump, staying true to Beijing’s commitment to non-interference.

China’s WeChat censoring ‘sensitive’ photos, not just text, study shows

  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:12

Study the first systematic research into image censorship of one topic on the hugely popular Chinese instant messaging app, according to researchers

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and President Xi Jinping meet in Beijing, China. © 2013 Reuters

France Should Confront China on Rights

  • Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:01

French Foreign Minister’s Beijing Visit a Chance to Raise Crackdown on Activists, Lawyers

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