China

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2016 STATEMENT

  • Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:19

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2016 STATEMENT from the Embassy of United States in Beijing, China

A protester with tape on his mouth stands in front of a noose that reads: ‘Kidnapping’ during a protest on 10 January over the Causeway Bay booksellers’ disappearances. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Salman Rushdie leads World Human Rights Day protest for Chinese writers

  • Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:09

Author joins 120 others including JM Coetzee, Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman denouncing ‘the enforced silence of these friends and colleagues’

E.U. 'extremely troubled' by 'deterioration' of China's human rights

  • Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:05

The European Union (EU) is "extremely troubled" by the human rights situation in China and has called for the immediate release of wrongly detained individuals, it said on Friday.

Interpol: a tool for China’s political persecutions?

  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:22

China is more likely to use Interpol to hunt down corrupt officials than political dissidents, Jie Chen writes.

FILE - Police officers secure the area around Beijing's Great Hall of the People, March 3, 2016. Proposed changes to China's police law would give officers more discretion over using firearms.

Draft Law Expands Chinese Police Discretion on Gun Use

  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:19

Proposed changes to China’s policing law would grant officers greater discretionary power to use firearms in cases involving public and national security, a step that some activists contend could diminish human rights protections.

“Special Measures” Detention and Torture in the Chinese Communist Party’s Shuanggui System

  • Tue, 12/06/2016 - 19:06

In late 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a “war on corruption,” promising to purge the government and Chinese Communist Party of the endemic problem by netting both “tigers and flies,” and by “reining in power in a cage” of laws and regulations.

Q&A: Russia, China Swapping Cybersecurity, Censorship Tips

  • Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:43

A series of joint events by Russia and China on cybersecurity has prompted speculation that Moscow is looking to the architect of the Great Firewall of China for inspiration on how to censor and otherwise regulate the Internet.

One App, Two Systems: How WeChat uses one censorship policy in China and another internationally

  • Fri, 12/02/2016 - 23:10

WeChat encompasses more than just text, voice, and video chat; it includes a rich set of features such as gaming, mobile payments, and ride hailing, which make it more of a lifestyle platform than a mere chat app.

Chinese-manufactured military vehicles can be seen patrolling in Afghanistan's Little Pamir region. (WION)

China dismisses report of military patrols in Afghanistan

  • Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:07

China's Defence Ministry on Wednesday dismissed reports Chinese military vehicles were patrolling inside Afghanistan, after an Indian media outlet said Chinese security forces were making regular patrols there.

A Mid-term Assessment of China’s Implementation of 2013 UPR Recommendations

  • Tue, 11/22/2016 - 19:38

More than three years after the October 2013 UN Universal Periodic Review of China, a coalition of Chinese NGOs has released a report assessing China’s implementation of the recommendations put forward by UN Member States.

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