Twin sword hangs over HIV-infected

  • Mon, 12/05/2005 - 11:00

GULI, a young woman in Yining, on China's far western border with Central Asia, is part of an HIV/AIDS problem that is intensely embarrassing for China.

China needs major reform to curb torture: UN

  • Fri, 12/02/2005 - 11:00

The use of torture is widespread in China and the country needs major structural reform to its legal system for the situation to improve, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday.

Special apporteur on torture highlights challenges at end of visit to china

  • Fri, 12/02/2005 - 11:00

The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment concluded a two-week visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) today.

Under the thumb: China's far west

  • Thu, 12/01/2005 - 11:00

In dampening resentment, nothing succeeds like success
TO CHINESE cadres, the town of Yining is an advertisement for their country's six-year-old policy of boosting development in lagging western regions...

China's grip on Xinjiang Muslims

  • Tue, 11/29/2005 - 11:00

The young men studying at the Islam College in Urumqi, near China's western border, sit ramrod straight listening intently to their teacher.

China 'more aware' of torture use

  • Tue, 11/22/2005 - 11:00

The UN special envoy on torture has said that his invitation to visit China indicates growing awareness in Beijing that the practice is still widely used.

Muslim Human Rights Activist Takes on China

  • Tue, 11/22/2005 - 11:00

Rebiya Kadeer is fighting to bring the Chinese leadership before an international human rights tribunal. She accuses the regime of repressing the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in northwest China.

U.N. torture envoy in China

  • Mon, 11/21/2005 - 11:00

The U.N. envoy on torture arrives in China on Monday as Beijing grapples with a series of cases in which people have been wrongly convicted after giving forced confessions, a practice rights groups says happens too often.

Mutiny stirs on the last frontier of Maoism

  • Sat, 11/19/2005 - 11:00

In 1956 an 18-year-old boy named Chen Shujie followed orders from his work unit in the central province of Henan and set off for the furthest side of China, along with scores of other young "volunteers".

China reports two new bird flu outbreaks

  • Fri, 11/18/2005 - 11:00

China said Friday deadly bird flu had been detected in two new locations, bringing the total number of confirmed outbreaks over the past month to 15.