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Journalists and protesters hold placards outside an Istanbul court on October 31, 2017, calling for the release of jailed colleagues, including Turkish reporter Ahmet Şık. Turkey is the worst jailer of journalists in 2017. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

  • Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:55

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

  • Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:34

Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians.

HARDLINE. This file photo shows China's President Xi Jinping attending a meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 5, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/POOL/AFP

EU 'deeply troubled' by China's human rights record

  • Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:12

EU's statement comes days before the International Human Rights Day on December 10, and as Beijing ramps up its crackdown on civil society, targeting everyone from lawyers to celebrity gossip bloggers

President Xi Jinping of China shown on a screen during the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. Credit Aly Song/Reuters

Inside China’s Big Tech Conference, New Ways to Track Citizens

  • Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:09

An artificial intelligence company touted a robot that could help doctors with diagnoses. A start-up displayed a drone designed to carry a single passenger 60 miles per hour.

Beijing extends powers of state security agents under counter-espionage law

  • Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:52

Foreigners can be barred from entering China if they are deemed likely to engage in activities that may threaten national security under new rules

Beijing extends powers of state security agents under counter-espionage law

  • Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:52

Foreigners can be barred from entering China if they are deemed likely to engage in activities that may threaten national security under new rules

A migrant worker in Beijing who has been forcibly evicted following the deadly fire on November 18, 2017

From Forced Evictions of Migrant Workers to Abused Children: Violations of Social & Economic Rights in China Refute the “China Development Model”

  • Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:50

takeholders in the international human rights community must vigilantly guard against China’s aggressive global campaign to weaken core international human rights norms, says CHRD to mark this year’s Human Rights Day on December 10.

Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi speaks during the South-South Human Rights Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday. (AP)

China, accused of abuses, hosts human rights forum

  • Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:48

 China touted its political and development model as it hosted an inaugural global human rights forum on Thursday (Dec 7), even as activists slammed the country's own abuses.

FILE - In this 2015, file photo, Gao Zhisheng walks past photos of his relatives in a cave home where he is confined in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province. Gao’s whereabouts are now unknown after a short lived escape from his state security captors. Gao’s plight shows what activists say is a drastically deteriorating situation for rights campaigners under the rule of President Xi Jinping, who emerged from a party congress last month as the most powerful Chinese leader in a generation. (Paul Traynor, File

Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

  • Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:30

After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.

Chinese Nationalism Jostles With Academic Freedom in Australia

  • Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:25

It was a routine quiz in a university business class in Australia, but the answer to one of the questions was a surprise: Chinese officials are truthful only when careless or drunk.

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