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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 Ramps Up Prosecution Of Rights Activists

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are ramping up prosecutions of rights activists during the year-end holidays, apparently hoping the West will pay...

The Saga of China's Blind Dissident: Let Obama Be Obama

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Our instincts are to cheer on Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and use this case to dramatize the flagrant human rights abuses that occur in modern China. However, we must not sensationalize this affair.

Can They Secretly Detain Suspects For Months?

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

BEIJING — China is preparing to overhaul a key criminal law amid public confusion – and some dread – over whether the government is ...

China Sentences Online Activist To Prison For Staging Protest

AP | By CHARLES HUTZLER | Posted 11.09.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A retired businesswoman and popular online activist was sentenced to nine months in jail Friday for staging a protest on behalf of other ac...

Feng Zhenghu, Chinese Activist Who Spent 3 Months In Tokyo Airport, To Leave

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NARITA, Japan — A Chinese activist who has spent more than three months living inside Tokyo's international airport said Tuesday that Chinese of...

Xu Zhiyong And 2 More Activists Released By China Without Explanation

nytimes.com | MICHAEL WINES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING Chinese authorities unexpectedly released three political activists from detention on Sunday, including one whose case had drawn global attent...