The slow creep and chilling effect of China's censorship

  • Mon, 08/22/2016 - 21:57

In China, fear and intimidation are leading some to self-censor online.

Church-goers are security checked by police as they arrive to worship in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, host city of the G20 summit, in undated photo.

Groups Call For Human Rights Pressure on China Ahead of Hangzhou G20

  • Tue, 08/16/2016 - 19:37

Local residents say city-wide security checks and closures in host city Hangzhou are a 'nuisance.'

At the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in September, foreign heads of state have the opportunity to question Chinese leaders about human rights abuses.

G20 Heads of State Must Not Ignore China’s Worsening Human Rights

  • Mon, 08/15/2016 - 18:03

An Open Letter to Leaders of G20 Countries Attending Summit in Hangzhou

Authorities tear down a cross from a Protestant church in Hangzhou's Dingqiao township, Dec. 19, 2014.

U.S. State Department Reports on Religious Freedom

  • Fri, 08/12/2016 - 18:53

The annual report finds that China, Vietnam, Myanmar and North Korea all have issues with religious practices.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights to visit China

  • Wed, 08/10/2016 - 13:55

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will undertake his first official visit to China from 15 to 23 August 2016.

China's constitution, in theory, grants its citizens legal protections

China show trials: Victory for politics of fear in Tianjin?

  • Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:34

History is littered with tragedies in which individuals or nations betray their long-term interests for short-term advantage. This week's show trials in China may be just such a case.

Clockwise from top left: Zhou Shifeng, Gou Hongguo, Zhai Yanmin and Hu Shigen during their trials in Tianjin, China. Credit CCTV, via Associated Press

Week of TV Trials in China Signals New Phase in Attack on Rights

  • Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:25

BEIJING — Chinese lawyers and rights activists appeared in televised trials throughout this week in what seemed to be a new, more public phase of President Xi Jinping’s campaign to cleanse the country of liberal ideas and activism.

A recent Pew survey finds that China's favorability rating among Americans is at its lowest level since Pew began polling attitudes towards China in 2005. Photo Source:

China Scores Low Marks on Human Rights in 14 Democracies

  • Wed, 07/20/2016 - 17:54

According to a June report from the Pew Research Center, more than 60 percent of respondents in 14 democratic countries across North America, Europe, and Asia believe that the Chinese government does not respect the personal freedoms of its people

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has sent an appeal to EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, demanding that the catastrophic human rights situation in the People’s Republic should be on the agenda. Photo: European External Action Service via Flickr

Human rights must be on the agenda during the EU-China-Summit in Beijing!

  • Wed, 07/13/2016 - 21:39

EU must criticized persecution of Tibetans, Uyghurs and civil rights activists

Zhou Yongkang

China jails 'Xinjiang sage' connected to former security chief

  • Fri, 07/08/2016 - 18:34

A court in central China on Friday jailed for seven years on corruption charges a man identified by Chinese media as a fortune teller and healer connected to China's disgraced former public security chief Zhou Yongkang.