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A man reads a magazine beside a newsstand in Beijing in a file photo.

China Has Record Number of Journalists Behind Bars: Report

  • Tue, 12/15/2015 - 21:34

The country holds a quarter of all journalists detained or imprisoned around the world, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.

2015 prison census: 199 journalists jailed worldwide

  • Tue, 12/15/2015 - 21:30

China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists

A mosque in Turpan city in Xinjiang, June 27, 2013.

Sex Work Fuels AIDS Spread in China's Xinjiang

  • Mon, 12/14/2015 - 19:47

Brothels owned and staffed by Han Chinese are the main source of infection, experts say.

China rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang's trial ends amid scuffles

  • Mon, 12/14/2015 - 19:44

There have been scuffles outside a courtroom in Beijing as one of China's most prominent human rights lawyers was put on trial.

Supporters of prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang chant slogans as they gather during his trial in the Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court on Monday. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)

Nobel laureate, other dissidents remain in Chinese prisons

  • Mon, 12/14/2015 - 19:31

The trial of Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang drew condemnation from human-rights groups and foreign diplomats on Monday.

RSF CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF CHINA’S WORLD INTERNET CONFERENCE

  • Mon, 12/14/2015 - 19:08

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to boycott the second World Internet Conference (WIC) being organized by China, the world’s leading “Enemy of the Internet.”

 Protesters hold pictures of Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who is due to stand trial next week. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Britain criticised for praising China on UN Human Rights Day

  • Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Activists attack ‘unacceptable’ statement by UK embassy, which lauds Beijing over civil and political rights but overlooks crackdown on critics

China's forgotten people of Xinjiang

  • Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Few people know the names of Rebiya Kadeer or Dolkun Isa or the struggle for self-determination taking place in China’s far west for the people of Xinjiang. Lawrence Hamilton reports.

3 Women of Muslim Backgrounds Receive US Human Rights Prize

  • Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:00

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji and Rebiya Kadeer came together Thursday from different corners of the world.

Where Your Religion Can Still Send You to Jail

  • Thu, 12/10/2015 - 22:21

"State actors from China to Iran to Uzbekistan continue their own assault on freedom."

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