August 2011

US lawmakers seek China news on deported Uighurs

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 12:00

Two senior US lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Malaysia for sending 11 ethnic Uighurs back to China and urged Beijing to reveal the group's whereabouts.

A quiet Ramadan in China's far west

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 12:00

Tunsahan Umer sits quietly in her dark apartment, staring at the clock. Her small home, from the outside, looks like any in small-town China -- a non-descript square block of freshly-painted red apartment buildings. Its insides, however, are anything but ordinary.

Expo Sparks Travel Chaos

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:00

Tight new security regulations ahead of a politically sensitive event in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang have sparked travel chaos around the country as airports are ordered to carry out extra security checks.

Heavy security in Xinjiang ahead of trade fair

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:00

Fears of violence have prompted a widespread deployment of security forces across much of China's far western Xinjiang ahead of a major trade fair, which opens here on Thursday and is aimed at boosting the region's fast-growing trade links with Central Asia.

Surging Numbers of Women in Prison Present Unique Challenges

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 12:00

Retired businesswoman-cum-rights activist Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) was tried on charges of creating a serious disturbance on August 12. She was previously detained for celebrating Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize.

China Warns Japan's New Leader to Respect Core Interests

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 12:00

China is sending a warning to Japan's new leadership, saying the incoming prime minister must show greater respect for China's core interests, including a disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

China's Nuclear-Power Chief: A Spy?

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 12:00

When Kang Rixin, the head of China’s nuclear-power program, was sentenced to life in prison last November for taking bribes, it was a troubling enough piece of news.

China's plan for secret detentions alarms rights activists

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 12:00

China proposes a change in the law that would allow the detention of suspects for up to six months in a secret location. The move would increase the risk of torture, activists say. 

Ai Weiwei attacks China over justice and human rights

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 12:00

Recently freed artist breaks his silence after his release, attacking Beijing in Newsweek article

Chinese Protest Suspensions of Bloggers

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 12:00

The operators of China’s most vibrant equivalent of Twitter notified each of its 200 million users Friday that several bloggers deemed to have spread unfounded rumors would have their accounts suspended for one month.

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