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China feels it is necessary to keep a watch over the internet in order to ensure social stability and national security.
Feb 8, 2017

China has proposed to further tighten control over the internet by setting up a new commission to vet hardware and internet services, Beijing's internet regulator said Tuesday.

Dr. Huang Jiefu, co-chairman of the National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee of China, at a meeting on organ trafficking at the Vatican on Tuesday. Credit Andrew Medichini/Associated Press
Feb 7, 2017

 A politely worded but testy debate has flared over a Vatican conference on human organ trafficking, with a group of ethicists warning that China will use the participation of its most senior transplant official to convince the world that it has overhauled its organ procurement system.

Tursunjan Memet, one of the web administrators of the Uyghur-language website Misranim, in northwestern China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo.
Feb 3, 2017

Police in Xinjiang refuse to allow family visits for a webmaster held in a pre-Ramadan crackdown.

Feb 3, 2017

OBOR may be a national-level plan, but the provincial governments will mold the project to suit local needs.

Chinese Communist Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan (R front) extends greetings to staff at a rehearsal for state-run television's Spring Festival Gala in Beijing, Jan. 25, 2017.
Feb 2, 2017

The show typically comes in for an online roasting, but Communist Party media have told critics to tone it down this year.

Jan 31, 2017

China's crackdown on media, religious groups & civil society continues

Jan 30, 2017

A Tibetan student support group calls on China to release a bilingual education advocate

Jan 30, 2017

China appeared to offer mild criticism on Monday of U.S. President Donald Trump's banning of entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying immigration policy was a sovereign right but "reasonable concerns" must be considered.

FILE - An instructor points out Mandarin characters on a whiteboard at a night class for people learning Mandarin as a second language in Singapore, Sept. 1, 2009.
Jan 25, 2017

 China will “unswervingly” stick to the promotion of Mandarin for ethnic minorities, the government said on Tuesday of a policy that has ignited sporadic protests, and will also step up protection for threatened tongues on the verge of extinction.

Jan 24, 2017

Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has accepted the invitation to visit Taiwan on March, a pro-Taiwan independence opposition party said on Tuesday, urging the government to approve her visa application.

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