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gyptian protesters hold candles and a poster depicting slain journalist Mayada Ashraf in Cairo this year. This is the sort of action that the Committee to Protect Journalists supports. (European Pressphoto Agency)
May 27, 2016

Countries with poor human rights records succeeded Thursday in blocking U.N.status for a well-regarded international press rights organization in what some diplomats see as a blow to free expression throughout the world.

Construction crews are building a metro line in Lahore, Pakistan, one of the first pieces of the new China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. (Shashank Bengali / Los Angeles Times)
May 25, 2016

“They keep saying this is a gift from China,” Rashid said. “All I see is destruction everywhere.”

May 24, 2016

Marie Holzman, sinologist and human rights defender, talks about the Uyghur economics professor

Commuters using smartphones stand in line at a bus station in Beijing on March 2. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)
May 24, 2016

This is part of a series examining the impact of China’s Great Firewall, a mechanism of Internet censorship and surveillance that affects nearly 700 million users.

May 23, 2016

The Chinese government is paying its employees to generate positive comments on blog posts, and those positive comments totaled about 488 million from 2013 to 2014, a study from Harvard University researchers revealed last week.

May 23, 2016

A goup of retired academics and civil servants were not allowed to visit Urumqi, the seat of the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region of China and were forced to leave the country. Th

May 19, 2016

Family says youngster was on a job hunt as two other teenagers are also convicted of seeking to illegally depart the country.

Adem Karadag, one of two suspects in the deadly bomb attack at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on August 17, 2015, alleged that Thai authorities had tortured him in jail.  © 2015 Reuters
May 19, 2016

Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the alleged torture of a suspect in the deadly bomb attack in Bangkok’s commercial district in August 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.

May 19, 2016

US researchers carry out first deep analysis of China’s government-backed internet warriors known as the ‘50-cent gang’

A mosque in Turpan city in Xinjiang, June 27, 2013.
May 18, 2016

The use of possibly fake passports interrupts religious pilgrimage for about 100 Muslims from Xinjiang.

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