China

Protesters are pepper sprayed by police during a protest against what they call Beijing's interference over local politics and the rule of law. © 2016 Reuters/Tyrone Siu

China: Draft Police Law Entrenches Abuses

  • Thu, 12/22/2016 - 20:45

Overhaul Needed to Curb Wide Police Powers

Chinese migrant workers clean drinking-water tanks at a recycling center in Beijing’s Changping district. Water conservation and migration are among the roughly 200 activities sanctioned by Chinese authorities. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

China Unveils List of Activities Permitted for Foreign Nonprofits

  • Wed, 12/21/2016 - 18:33

Law taking effect Jan. 1 is widely seen as targeted at groups working in areas such as human rights and rule of law

All the News Unfit to Print: What Beijing Quashed in 2016

  • Mon, 12/19/2016 - 20:16

Dozens of leaked censorship directives reveal a Chinese government increasingly insecure about its image.

China Dismisses Human Rights Day Statements

  • Wed, 12/14/2016 - 20:18

Last Saturday was Human Rights Day, the 68th anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

2016 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX - China

  • Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:29

176 out of 180 countries in the world rankings in 2016

China is pushing for greater ideological conformity in schools and universities. Shown here, students before wushu practice at the Tagou martial arts school in Dengfeng in October. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)

China’s president takes campaign for ideological purity into universities, schools

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:07

Universities must be strongholds for the Communist Party, President Xi Jinping says, while schools are on the front line of the battle against the infiltration of “hostile” foreign forces and their “subversive” ideas.

President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China on December 16, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

Beijing Adds Veneer of Legal Legitimacy on Censorship

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:04

Do Chinese authorities need more laws to surveil people? From the earliest days of the Chinese Communist Party, authorities have kept the closest of eyes on all behavior for signs of dissent. 

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.

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