Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu poses during an interview in Hong Kong, March 20, 2014.

China accuses prominent rights lawyer of inciting subversion

  • Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:56

Police in China have accused a prominent human rights lawyer of inciting subversion and creating a disturbance, her lawyer said on Friday, paving the way for possible formal charges.

Letter Urges Unconditional Medical Parole for Journalist

  • Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:52

The Associated Press’ Christopher Bodeen provides an update on journalist Gao Yu’s pursuit of medical parole, following earlier reports that authorities have imposed public confession as a precondition.

Asgar Can, the deputy president of the German-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC). (Photo: Cihan)

Senior Uighur leader dismayed over Erdoğan’s ’terrorism’ remarks in China

  • Thu, 08/06/2015 - 20:27

A senior representative of the Uighur diaspora community said Uighurs have been dismayed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's remarks during his visit to China last week in which he described the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as a terrorist organization.

A policeman of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team stands guard on a main street next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing October 31, 2013.  © 2013 Reuters

Dispatches: China-US Dialogue – Counterterrorism or Counter-Productive?

  • Thu, 08/06/2015 - 20:25

This week, China and the United States convened another counterterrorism dialogue in Beijing. On the surface, their expressed intentions are positive: joining forces to counter terrorism, partly by encouraging peace and economic development.

Chinese police arrest women wearing burqas in Henan

  • Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:55

A group of women dressed in black burqas was taken away by armed police in the Henan province in China earlier this week.

Returning Uighurs attacked Thai, Chinese police, China says

  • Tue, 08/04/2015 - 20:09

Some of the 109 Uighurs returned to China from Thailand last month attacked Thai and Chinese police while being taken aboard a flight back to Xinjiang, as they believed they would be executed on their return, Xinjiang's government said on Tuesday.

Turkey FM starts three-day visit to Malaysia

  • Tue, 08/04/2015 - 20:05

Source says discusses plight of Uighur and Rohingya at precursor to 48th Foreign Ministerial Meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Residents celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

Human rights groups slam IOC for granting Beijing 2022 Winter Games

  • Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC's decision began to pour in.

 Performers outside the National Stadium in Beijing on Friday cheered before the International Olympic Committee announced that the city had won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games. Credit Damir Sagolj/Reuters

CPJ calls on IOC to ensure press freedom at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

  • Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision to award the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to Beijing and calls on the International Olympic Committee to ensure that journalists are able to freely cover all aspects of the Games, including sensitive issues such as construction of the venues, possible protests, and any allegations of corruption.

Thomas Bach President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Beijing as the city to host the the 2022 Winter Olympics during the 128th International Olympic Committee Session, on July 31, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

China: Ensure 2022 Olympics Won’t Fuel Abuse

  • Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

IOC’s Selection Raises Massive Concerns, Challenges