An execution chamber in Texas. The US last year carried out its lowest number of death sentences since 1991. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Amnesty criticises 'rogue state' China as global death penalty toll falls

  • Tue, 04/11/2017 - 17:06

Amnesty criticises 'rogue state' China as global death penalty toll falls

A Tibetan reacts as he is detained by police during a protest held to mark the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India, March 10, 2017.CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS


  • Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:39

China disclosed a plan Monday to increase the number of citizens speaking Mandarin to 80 percent by 2020.

Wang Yu

Human Rights Abuses in China

  • Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:46

Serious human rights abuses continue under the Communist Party-led government of China, according to the latest State Department Human Rights report.

China’s Response to Reports of Torture: ‘Fake News’

  • Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:53

 “FAKE NEWS,” a Twitter post declared. “Prejudice-based,” another said. “Cleverly orchestrated lies,” a news article asserted.

Chinese Catholics attend a mass to mark the ascension of Jesus at a Catholic church in Tianjin, in northern China on May 24, 2015.

Report: Religious Followers in China Push Back Despite Tightened Controls

  • Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:43

The demand for religion in China outpaces state restrictions and repression, Freedom House says.

Sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

  • Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:06

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Uighur women in Xinjiang demand to know the whereabouts of Uighur men who were detained or "disappeared" by security forces after the protests. July 2009

China: Joint Letter to the Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

  • Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:17

Number of human rights organisations writes a joint Letter to the UN Human Rights Council calling for a sustaining attention to human rights violations in China

Since coming to power in 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen a sweeping crackdown on civil society. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China 'eliminating civil society' by targeting human rights activists – report

  • Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:16

Report details use of torture by Chinese security agencies – including beatings, stress positions and sleep deprivation – to force activists to confess ‘crimes’

China feels it is necessary to keep a watch over the internet in order to ensure social stability and national security.

China Proposes New Commission To Tighten Internet Laws

  • Wed, 02/08/2017 - 15:50

China has proposed to further tighten control over the internet by setting up a new commission to vet hardware and internet services, Beijing's internet regulator said Tuesday.

Dr. Huang Jiefu, co-chairman of the National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee of China, at a meeting on organ trafficking at the Vatican on Tuesday. Credit Andrew Medichini/Associated Press

Debate Flares Over China’s Inclusion at Vatican Organ Trafficking Meeting

  • Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:47

 A politely worded but testy debate has flared over a Vatican conference on human organ trafficking, with a group of ethicists warning that China will use the participation of its most senior transplant official to convince the world that it has overhauled its organ procurement system.