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

President Xi Jinping of China at the Communist Party congress in Beijing last October. Current law restricts the president to two terms. Credit How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency

China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:42

China’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, by announcing Sunday that it intends to abolish term limits on the presidency, a momentous break with decades-old rules meant to prevent the country from returning to the days when Mao was shown cultish obedience.

CHRD releases “Repression & Resilience: Annual Report on Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2017)”

  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:38

Chinese human rights defenders demonstrated remarkable resilience in promoting and protecting human rights in the face of government repression, says CHRD in its annual report released today.

Paramilitary police take part in a counterterrorism rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Photo: Reuters

Xinjiang ‘separatists’ and Tibet’s ‘Dalai cliques’ – targets in China’s latest organised crime crackdown

  • Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:46

Some provincial and municipal authorities include normally ‘non-triad’ offences in their plans to roll out the campaign

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly at Beijing National Convention Center on September 26, 2017 in Beijing, China.  © 2017 Reuters

China: Families of Interpol Targets Harassed

  • Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:19

End ‘Collective Punishment’ in Pursuit of Suspects

Foreign journalists say reporting conditions in China deteriorated in 2017

  • Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:04

The Chinese government intensified attempts to restrict foreign journalists’ access to parts of the country in 2017, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) has said after conducting an annual survey of its members.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) greets China's Vice Premier, Ma Kai, as he arrives in 10 Downing Street, in London November 9, 2016 in London. © 2016 Reuters

UK’s May Needs to Get Tough with China on Rights

  • Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:39

Brexit Means Trade, Not Growing Repression, Will Likely Dominate Beijing Visit