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Chinese Police Crash Dissident Dinner Party

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police broke up a dinner party attended by activists in the eastern city of Hangzhou Tuesday night and detained a dozen peopl...

China's Top Political Advisor Woos Spanish Senate to Ensure End of Tibet Lawsuit

Rebecca Novick | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

With its pursuit of the Tibet case, the Spanish courts had sent a strong message to those who oppress with impunity. But it is now looking like Spain may well be out of daring altogether.

Freedom, Justice and Love: China's Day in Court

Rebecca Novick | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

What Xu and others like him are doing is embracing Chinese nationalism in the context of fighting for civil liberties, rather than as a force to limit them. Chinese nationalism has expressed itself as a pact, however uneasy, between citizenry and government.

China's Human Rights To Come Under UN Scrutiny

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA -- GENEVA (AP) — Faced with a U.N. review of its human rights, China acknowledged Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has...

China Defends Human Rights Record After Criticism From U.S. Diplomat Uzra Zeya

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Beijing says the human rights situation in China is at a historic best, rejecting comments from a senior U.S. diplomat that the rights situ...

The United States Must Press China's Vice President on the Plight of the Uighur People

Rebiya Kadeer | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Rebiya Kadeer

All the talk of the Arab Spring painfully reminds us that life for the Uighur people resembles a cruel, endless winter. That is why the United States must use the occasion of future Chinese President Xi's visit to take the lead, and begin the thaw we pray for.

Jailed Chinese Lawyer Denied Visits

AP | By ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Relatives of an outspoken human rights lawyer jailed after being secretly held by Chinese security agents were told Tuesday that he is unde...

2011: The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

Henryk Szadziewski | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Henryk Szadziewski

Chinese government claims of Uyghur terrorism and the Chinese state's chasing of Uyghur refugees across its borders require a strong international response.

Alex Becker

Human Rights Groups Tell Biden To Hold China Accountable | Alex Becker | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Human rights groups have wasted little time calling on Vice President Joe Biden to focus on human rights abuses as he meets with high-le...

Missing Chinese Lawyer Described Brutal Torture Before Disappearing

AP | CHARLES HUTZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The police stripped Gao Zhisheng bare and pummeled him with handguns in holsters. For two days and nights, they took turns beating him...

You Have Been Warned: China's "Pressure Issue"

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

Beijing has become a master of the veiled threat -- using words that suggest ominous consequences but which are rarely backed up with specifics

Torture in Tibet

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Modern media moves so quickly, and skims over current events so quickly -- it's no wonder that Tibet has to fight to stay in the press. After all, China's illegal occupation of Tibet started over 50 years ago.

Liaowang, State-Run Magazine, Exposes State-Run "Black Jails" In China

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — It read like a muckraking expose: A magazine revealed a system of secret detention centers in Beijing where Chinese citizens are forci...

Tibetans Take to the Streets Over "Terrorist" Monk

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

While Tenzin Delek has been labeled a "terrorist" by Chinese authorities, to the Tibetan people he is a hero.

Time To Get Tough With China

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arthur Rosenfeld

Chinese people see our standard of living and are willing to work for less to get what we have. Long term this process can't continue, because cheap manufacturing requires simple living.

China's Civil Rights Lawyers: The New Enemies of the State

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

in recent months Beijing has been busy targeting home-grown adversaries -- Chinese civil rights lawyers -- in a series of moves that has been described as "an all-out attack."

China: Tiananmen's Unhealed Wounds (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

By Minky Worden Twenty years after the Chinese army killed untold numbers of unarmed civilians in Beijing and other cities on and around June 3-4, 19...

China Unveils 'Human Rights Action Plan'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China's cabinet released on Monday what it called the country's first national human rights action plan, a lengthy document promising a wide range of ...

Tibet's Unlikely Defender: A Chinese Journalist's Change of Mind

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rebecca Novick

Zhu Rui has met the Dalai Lama twice now. "He has such simplicity," she says, "which is why many Chinese leaders don't understand him. They are much too complicated."

China's PR Fiascos: Blocking iTunes Just the Latest in Ongoing Olympics PR Disaster

Celia Alario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Celia Alario

A few hours before iTunes became blocked in China, news surfaced about Songs for Tibet, a compilation CD offered free to Olympic athletes.