UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations

  • Thu, 12/10/2015 - 22:15

In a lengthy document released today that concludes its review of China’s compliance with the Convention against Torture, a UN expert committee says it “remains seriously concerned over consistent reports indicating that the practice of torture and ill-treatment is still deeply entrenched in the criminal justice system.”

A map of Xinjiang showing the location of Aksu prefecture.

Daughters-in-Law of Xinjiang Mine Attack Suspect Face ‘Harsh Punishment’

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:46

Sources say they could be jailed 15-20 years for failing to inform police of the plan.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a peace conference in Bangalore, India. (AP/Aijaz Rahi)

A Chinese official said the Dalai Lama supports the Islamic State. Ridiculous — and telling.

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:43

The chairman of China's top religious affairs committee, Zhu Weiqun, extended that war of words, telling a Chinese reporter that the Dalai Lama sympathized with the Islamic State.

Chinese soldiers at the opening ceremony of the SCO Peace Mission 2012 military exercises in Tajikistan. (photo: MoD, Russia)

Report: Central Asia Key Site For Chinese Military Training

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:35

China places a priority on Central Asia as a site for training its military to operate abroad, with nearly half of its military exercises abroad involving Central Asian and Russian militaries, a new U.S. government report has argued

COP21 Paris: China’s Failed Environment Policies Exacerbate Human Rights Abuses

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:29

China’s failed environment policies exacerbate human rights abuses of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians and Han Chinese

China: UN Review Slams Lack of Progress on Torture

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 18:29

The outcome report of China’s fifth review under the Convention against Torture highlights the absence of accountability and need for broad legal reform to eradicate torture in the country, Human Rights Watch said today.

How China Sees ISIS Is Not How It Sees ‘Terrorism’

  • Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

China's perceived threat is one of domestic security and political instability rather than any global scourge.

China arrests four 'terrorists' in northern province - report

  • Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

Chinese police have arrested four "terrorists" in a northern province for planning attacks, a state-run newspaper said on Monday, carrying pictures of some of the suspects who appeared to be from the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

World Uyghur Congress December Newsletter

  • Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

World Uyghur Congress Newsletter for December, 2015

34th EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights

  • Mon, 12/07/2015 - 00:00

On 30 November and 1 December 2015, the European Union and the People's Republic of China held the 34th round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Beijing.