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. 

A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist

  • Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:24

In 2016, for those under China’s rule, freedoms have continued on a steep downward spiral.

Ilham Tohti and the Situation of the Human Rights of the Uyghur

  • Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:21

On the occasion of the International Day for Human Rights, the UNPO in cooperation with the Society for Threatened Peoples, Ilham Tohti Initiative and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen will be organising a conference in the Bayrischer Landtag in Munich on the 12 December 2016 entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Situation of the Human Rights of the Uyghur”.


  • 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.

Hearing on Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward

  • Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:15

Hearing on Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Urumqi, in China’s Xinjiang region. The area has long been home to experiments in Internet surveillance and censorship. Credit Goh Chai Hin/Agence France-Presse

China imposes hefty fines for fake or harmful news in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:10

China will fine anyone who spreads fake news in its western region of Xinjiang, state media has reported, as part of new measures to maintain stability in an area prone to ethnic unrest.


  • Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:06

 Exiled Chinese dissidents on Wednesday urged President-elect Donald Trump to champion human rights in China and recognize self-governing Taiwan as "a full democratic country."

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.