December 2010

Uyghur Student Sentenced to Death

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 11:00

A female Uyghur student in northwestern China was sentenced to death with a two-year suspension following a trial last April on charges of participating in ethnic riots that left hundreds dead, according to a classmate.

Judges Transferred for Riot Trials

Fri, 12/31/2010 - 11:00

Beijing has ordered a number of Han Chinese judges from eastern Jiangsu province to relocate to China’s northwest in an apparent bid to deal with cases brought against Uyghurs in the aftermath of deadly riots last year.

The limits of Chinese expansionism

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:00

On a November evening in this northern Lao border town, a crowd gathered around a traffic accident between two Chinese drivers. As tempers flared, Chinese casino guards moved tentatively to keep the peace.

China attacks Pope's Christmas message

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:00

China has hit back at the Pope for using his Christmas message to criticise the lack of religious freedoms in the country, warning that the Vatican must "face the facts" about religion in China if it wants improve relations.

Han Han, China's most popular blogger, shuts down new magazine

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:00

Party, a literary magazine for alternative thinkers, appears to have collapsed after one issue

Suspicious Death Ignites Fury in China

Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:00

A man lies on a road with his eyes closed, blood streaming from his half-open mouth, his torso completely crushed under the large tire of a red truck. One arm reaches out from beneath the tire. His shoulder is a bloody pile of flesh. His head is no longer attached to the flattened spinal cord.

Official Says Xinjiang's Stability "Fragile"

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:00

A top official in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Friday said the region, shaken by a deadly riot last year, still faces many factors that may affect stability.

China: Grave concern about the safety of 20 Uyghur asylum-seekers, whose whereabouts remain unknown more than a year after their return to China

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:00

The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in the People’s Republic of China.

Editor Said to Get Life Sentence for Uighur Reports

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:00

An ethnic Uighur journalist working for state radio has been sentenced to life in prison on charges that he spread subversive information around the time of deadly rioting in the western region of Xinjiang last year, a Uighur exile group said Friday.

Truth will Outweigh the Chinese Dictatorship—Liu Xiaobo's Freedom is the Test

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 03:00

One year ago today, professor Liu Xiaobo was tried and sentenced to 11 years in a Chinese prison.