A paramilitary policeman watches a flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square ahead of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON

China to discuss controversial foreign NGO law again

  • Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:42

China's largely rubber stamp parliament will this month again review its controversial draft law governing foreign non-government organizations, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.

A group of petitioners gathered in Beijing hold a banner calling for the release of jailed lawyers, March 2, 2016.

2015 Saw Sharp Increase in ‘Repression and Coercion’ in China – U.S.

  • Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:25

Annual State Department report finds continuation of worsening trends in Xi Jinping era.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015 China

  • Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:22

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Chinese Offer Reward for Information on Terrorism, Religion in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:11

Up to 5 million yuan available in new program aimed at getting Uyghurs to tell authorities about suspicious activity.

The Chinese New Year Lantern Festival in Darling Harbour. Photo: ACETCA

China's patriots among us: Beijing pulls new lever of influence in Australia

  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:09

As Malcolm Turnbull prepares to embark on his first official visit to China as prime minister, some 60 Chinese community leaders in Australia gathered in Sydney urging him to watch his words when discussing the South China Sea in Beijing.

Malcolm Turnbull (AAP)

Letter from HRW to Prime Minister Turnbull

  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:54

We write on the occasion of your first visit to China as prime minister to urge that you speak out both publicly and privately for greater respect for human rights in China.

A smartphone with an Android operating system and the Baidu Browser application is seen in this picture illustration taken February 22, 2016. REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ -

China says tech firms pledge to counter online terror activities

  • Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:00

Twenty-five Chinese technology companies have signed a pledge to counter images and information online that promote terrorism, the internet regulator said on Tuesday, months after China passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law.

An anti-terrorism force including public security police and the armed police attend an anti-terrorism joint exercise in China's Xinjiang region. (AFP)

China's Xinjiang offers $800,000 rewards for tip offs on militant attacks

  • Mon, 04/11/2016 - 19:22

China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang will offer rewards of up to 5 million yuan ($772,738) for tip offs about terrorist attacks, the government there said on Monday, in the latest stability move by authorities.

World Uyghur Congress April Newsletter

  • Fri, 04/08/2016 - 18:29

WUC has published its newsletter for the month of April, detailing a number of stories that have featured prominently over the last month. The newsletter will continue monthly through 2016.

Dispatches: Mother’s Search for Son Triggers Prosecution in China

  • Thu, 04/07/2016 - 19:55

Today in Urumqi, capital of the region home to the ethnically Turkic Uyghur people, a court tried Patigul Ghulam in closed proceedings on allegations of leaking state secrets.