U.N. torture envoy in China

  • Mon, 11/21/2005 - 11:00

The U.N. envoy on torture arrives in China on Monday as Beijing grapples with a series of cases in which people have been wrongly convicted after giving forced confessions, a practice rights groups says happens too often.

Mutiny stirs on the last frontier of Maoism

  • Sat, 11/19/2005 - 11:00

In 1956 an 18-year-old boy named Chen Shujie followed orders from his work unit in the central province of Henan and set off for the furthest side of China, along with scores of other young "volunteers".

China reports two new bird flu outbreaks

  • Fri, 11/18/2005 - 11:00

China said Friday deadly bird flu had been detected in two new locations, bringing the total number of confirmed outbreaks over the past month to 15.

Broken China

  • Fri, 11/18/2005 - 11:00

Democratic leaders who recently met the wholly un-democratic Chinese president, Hu Jintao, on his tour of western Europe, have been heavily criticized for not putting the issue of human rights higher on their agendas.

Detainees Deserve Court Trials

  • Mon, 11/14/2005 - 11:00

As the Senate prepared to vote Thursday to abolish the writ of habeas corpus, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jon Kyl were railing about lawyers like me......

Uyghurs Invited onto Stage with His Holiness The Dalai Lama

  • Mon, 11/14/2005 - 11:00

Rebiya Kadeer and Nury Turkel profoundly honored.

China's western border 'defenders'

  • Mon, 11/14/2005 - 11:00

Bai Xinguo makes a good living tending his tiny orchard, in the far western Chinese province of Xinjiang.

Chinese hotel terror alert was false alarm, U.S. says

  • Thu, 11/10/2005 - 11:00

The United States on Thursday withdrew a statement that China had warned its luxury hotels that Islamic extremists may be planning attacks, saying the source of the threat was not credible.

Chinese Court Jails Uyghur Editor for Publishing Veiled Dissent

  • Thu, 11/10/2005 - 11:00

Chinese authorities have jailed the chief editor of the Uyghur-language Kashgar Literature Journal for publishing a fable they regard as a veiled indictment of China's heavy-handed rule in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

United States Releases 2005 International Religious Freedom Report

  • Tue, 11/08/2005 - 11:00

The U.S. Department of State released the seventh annual International Religious Freedom Report, which examines the status of religious freedom around the world.