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Miss World: I'm Being Targeted By China

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

Canada's China-born Miss World contestant said on Tuesday her visa to travel to the beauty pageant at a Chinese resort has been delayed and her fathe...

The Ins and Outs of The Great Firewall of China

Karen Mesoznik | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology
Karen Mesoznik

What you can you do on the Internet in China? In China you can access the Internet, however it is a highly censored Internet, meaning certain sites and "questionable" search terms are censored.

President Xi Jinping Admits China Has 'Room For Improvement' On Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

Human rights advocates have criticized China's troubling human rights record for years, and on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping agre...

Human Rights Supporters Throng Xi's Route To Buckingham Palace

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Human rights protesters vied with China supporters and tourists to see President Xi Jinping ride in a carriage to Buckingh...

These Are Portraits Of Rights Lawyers Rounded Up In China On 'Black Friday'

China Digital Times | Sophie Beach | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

Free the Rights Defense Lawyers, by Badiucao for CDT Cartoonist Badiucao has drawn portraits of eight of the dozens of human rights lawyers a...

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

Silencing Uyghurs: A Family Affair

Greg Fay | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Greg Fay

In 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists singled out China as the world's worst jailer of journalists. Uyghurs, a Turkic people indigenous to China's northwest, make up a shocking proportion of those in jail.

Human Trafficking Victim Has Emotional Reunion With Family, 24 Years After Abduction

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact

Sun Bin was able to hug his father and sister for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday, after being torn away from his family by child traffickers in...

Learning to Remember

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
China Hands

Yifu Dong reviews Louisa Lim's People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited. If George Orwell were still alive, maybe he would have regretted n...

How Far Women in China Have Come -- And How Far They Still Have to Go

Lijia Zhang | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Lijia Zhang

My grandmother was a prostitute-turned concubine, my mother a frustrated factory worker, and myself a rocket-factory-girl-turned-international-writer. The stories of three generations of women in my family illustrate the changing role of women in contemporary Chinese society.

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...

Chinese Netizens Speak Out For Arrested Rights Lawyer

China Digital Times | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

User Generated, Censor-Chosen Keywords on China’s Weibo “Sensitive words” are those terms which are liable to be blocked on the Chinese Inter...

If You Are Not Married By 25, You Are A 'Leftover Woman' In China

ChinaFile | Mei Fong, Leta Hong Fincher | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

A Q&A with Leta Hong Fincher, Author of "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China" MEI FONG, LETA HONG FINCHER 04.23.14 ...

How Europe Sacrificed the Right to Peaceful Protest for Good Relations With China

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Aaron Rhodes

These incidents are obviously not isolated, disconnected or random examples of police misconduct. They form a pattern of capitulation to demands that Chinese authorities be as free from confrontation about their human rights abuses when they travel abroad as they are at home.

Ai Weiwei's Evidence: Major Solo Exhibition in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts

The retrospective is titled Evidence and is seen as a political exhibition with works that comment on social and political issues in China.

Things Just Got Awkward Between The U.S. And China

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

A Chinese government report published on Friday accused the United States of “serious infringes on human rights.” Beijing's announcement is wi...

China and Tibet's Revolution in Exile

Thubten Samphel | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Thubten Samphel

By spurning the Dalai Lama, China is not just spurning the Tibetan people alone. China is spurning a composite, rejuvenated civilization and all the goodwill that goes with it.

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.

Using the 'T' Word to Justify Human Rights Abuses

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

From China to Burma to Egypt, some governments invoke the "T" word to justify official conduct that runs afoul of international human rights law.

Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Charlie Smith

Using technology to provide unfettered access to news in China is not just an opportunity but an obligation for any news organization that believes in freedom of speech.

Rice Accuses Russia, China Of Human Rights Abuses

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser, in a sweeping review of global human rights practices, singled out...

China, Democracy and Us

Shadi Bartsch | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Shadi Bartsch

The gulf between the Chinese view and the American view is not just a matter of modern political ideology. It has deep historical and cultural roots.

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Seizure and Arrests

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Netherlands is in a unique position to assert the rule of law in the case of the Arctic Sunrise, beyond the consideration of the ship's registration. The Netherlands is home to several major international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

Family Of Tibetan Self-Immolation Protestor Denies Chinese Allegations

AP | DIDI TANG and ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

GANNAN PREFECTURE, China -- GANNAN PREFECTURE, China (AP) — Soon after Sangay Gyatso lit himself on fire and burned to death in one of China's ethni...

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...