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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 24.

Merkel In China To Press For Dialogue On Human Rights

  • Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on May 24 met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, highlighting the importance of dialogue between China and Germany amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington's withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran.

The US report said official repression in the Xinjiang region had worsened, especially with the implementation of new “deradicalisation regulations” to contain extremism. Photo: AFP

China named as ‘force of instability’ in US human rights report

  • Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:38

Beijing comes in for harsh criticism over freedoms of speech and assembly, and violence against religious and ethnic groups

UN Chief Puts China’s Leaders Over Its People

  • Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:12

In Beijing, Guterres Publicly Silent on Rights Abuses

The UN Human Rights Up Front initiative was established in 2014, after a series of UN failures in preventing or sounding the alarm over atrocities. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

China and Russia accused of waging 'war on human rights' at UN

  • Tue, 03/27/2018 - 16:27

Julian Borger in Washington  
Tue 27 Mar 2018 13.31 EDT

Demonstrators in Hong Kong demanding the release of a disbarred Chinese lawyer, Jiang Tianyong, in 2016. United Nations experts said on Friday that Mr. Jiang’s health had deteriorated in detention. Credit Tyrone Siu/Reuters

China Brings Warm Words to U.N., and Rights Activists Feel a Chill

  • Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:32

The resolution passed by the United Nations’ top human rights body on Friday seemed innocuous, if obscurely worded in places.

China’s Trojan Horse Human Rights Resolution

  • Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:08

A China-backed UN resolution on “mutually beneficial cooperation” might not be all it seems.

UN Rights Body Needs to Challenge Powerful—and Abusive—China

  • Wed, 03/14/2018 - 19:55

Today we remember Cao Shunli, detained as she sought to travel to Geneva to engage with the UPR process, denied medical treatment, and who died in Chinese custody four years ago today.

Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his vote for a constitutional amendment to abolish presidential term limits Sunday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Andy Wong/AP)

Xi cleared to rule indefinitely as China officially scraps term limits

  • Mon, 03/12/2018 - 17:57

China’s National People’s Congress on Sunday approved a plan to abolish presidential term limits, making it possible for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely and cementing a dramatic shift in Chinese politics.

Xi Jinping attends the opening of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, China, Mar. 5, 2018. EPA-EFE FILE/WU HONG

China shows little respect for human rights, UN High Commissioner says

  • Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:04

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday said that China's actions on human rights did not match its words and the level of respect for basic liberties remained low in the country.

China has hired more police and invested in domestic surveillance technology; above, security personnel on duty in Beijing on Tuesday during the annual meeting of the national legislature. Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

China Spends More on Domestic Security as Xi’s Powers Grow

  • Tue, 03/06/2018 - 18:05

Beijing invests in policing at home amid push by president to solidify authority

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