June 2016

US asks China to allow Muslim citizens to worship freely

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 21:55
The US today asked China to protect religious freedom and allow citizens to worship freely amid reports that the Communist country had banned fasting in its Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region. (Reuters)

The US today asked China to protect religious freedom and allow citizens to worship freely amid reports that the Communist country had banned fasting in its Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region.

China ramps up information warfare operations abroad

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 21:51

China’s participation in and sponsorship of international conferences, closed-door trilateral meetings and other forms of academic exchanges has exploded in recent years.

THE DARKEST MOMENT: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China, 2013-16

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 21:49

A Report of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission

UK should rethink China friendship over human rights, Tory group urges

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 21:37
The Conservative party’s human rights commission says Xi Jinping has presided over the most intense crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre. Photograph: TASS / Barcroft Images

Human rights commission’s report details crackdown on human rights lawyers, Hong Kong booksellers and journalists

China replaces its internet czar. Will its policies change, too?

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 18:52

China will replace its top Internet regulator and censor Lu Wei, who had become the face of the government during its negotiations with foreign technology companies.

China Seeks On-Off Switch for Internet

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 18:46
FILE - Computer users sit near a monitor display with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the Internet at an Internet cafe in Beijing, China.

A controversial cyber security law that is under review in China will give authorities the power to shut down the internet and block all communications online when so-called “emerging social security events” occur.

Uighur activist questions Pak silence on Xinjiang

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 20:27
Dolkun Isa

Islamabad helping Beijing in containing anti-Beijing resistance from Uyghurs’

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2016: China must end the torture of Uyghur detainees and seek genuine reform of judicial system

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:00

Despite clear human rights standards on the use of torture, China failing to meet obligations under international law

Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:40
A meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Photo: AFP

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America, As delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

How to smear your enemies and silence your critics, Chinese Communist Party style

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:36

When Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee decided that he was going to hold a press conference to reveal what had happened to him after he disappeared for months into China, he had to know the stakes were high.

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