DROI Chair Urges EU to Review Human Rights Dialogue with China

  • Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:23

During the European Union and China 35th human rights dialogue, the Chair of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights, Mr Pier Antonio Panzeri, draw attention to the declining situation of human rights in the People’s Republic of China,

Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Credit: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

China should end restrictions on civil society participation in anti-poverty policies, and cooperate with UN mandate-holders without interference

  • Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:10

Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty

PHOTO: A five-month investigation reveals the extent of Beijing's influence in Australian politics and Chinese communities. (Reuters: Damir Sagolj)

Australian sovereignty under threat from influence of China's Communist Party

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:15

The defence and intelligence community believes that attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to exert its influence in Australia pose a direct threat to our nation's liberties and its sovereignty.

A United Nations peacekeeper stands alongside a road during Pope Francis' visit to the capital Bangui, November 29, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

China Pushes to Cut UN Human Rights Posts

  • Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:07

At the Same Time, US Wants to Cut UN Peacekeeping Funds

China Issues New Rules for What People Can and Can’t Say in Online TV, Movies

  • Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:13

China’s broadcasting regulator has released new “guidelines” for online entertainment programming to ensure internet productions are held to the same standards as broadcast entertainment content.

Inner Mongolia has become China’s model of assimilation

  • Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:57

But Chinese Mongolians are still asserting their identity

From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Council President Donald Tusk pose for photos before a meeting held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

China: EU Summit Should Make Rights A Priority

  • Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:44

EU Needs to Deploy ‘Full Weight’ to Ease Crackdown

Hu Jia lies in a Beijing hospital, receiving treatment for acute pancreatitis, in late April. Photo courtesy of a Hu Jia supporter

Chinese Dissident Hu Jia 'Critically Ill' in Beijing Hospital

  • Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:12

Hu was rushed to hospital last weekend with acute pancreatitis and 'could die at any minute,' fellow activists say.

In this Aug. 23, 2016, photo, U.N. Special Rapporteur Philip Alston gestures during a press conference in Beijing. In a final report emailed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 2. 2017, the U.N. envoy on human rights says he was followed by security officers during an official trip to China and that some civil society representatives he met with were intimidated and faced reprisals. Alston said the Chinese government's conduct was at odds with the need for U.N. experts to have the freedom to assess situ

UN rights envoy was followed in China, sources intimidated

  • Wed, 05/03/2017 - 17:00

 A U.N. representative on human rights said that he was followed by security officers in disguise during an official trip to China and that some activists he met with may have suffered intimidation and retaliation.

Global Decline in Press Freedom Also Hits China

  • Mon, 05/01/2017 - 15:24

Freedom House’s newly released Freedom of the Press 2017 report found that there has been a drastic global decline in press freedom over the past year amid growing media threats in both democratic countries as well as authoritarian states.