June 2011

Christian, Muslim, Jewish Leaders Unite to Support China's Persecuted Uyghurs

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

China’s persecution of the Uyghurs, nine million Turkic-speaking Muslims, will be the focus of an inter-faith conference in Toronto on July 5.

World Tibet Day Celebrations Set for July 6

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

On July 6, Tibetans and Tibet supporters worldwide will celebrate the second annual World Tibet Day

Keep up pressure over human rights

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

Sir, The problem with recent UK policy towards China is not that human rights concerns have been given too much attention, but too little (“Wen rails at Cameron’s criticism”, report June 28). 

UN Criticizes China's Failure to Arrest Sudan's Bashir

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

The United Nations has criticized China for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to Beijing this week.

China's Communist Party at 90

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

Nationwide ceremonies and a deluge of media coverage have been mobilized by China’s ruling Communist Party to mark its 90th anniversary today. But all the hoopla cannot conceal the party’s insecure state.

China's Communist Party tries to reclaim glory

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

The Chinese Communist Party has been pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its founding. There have been concerts, commemorative coins, exhibitions of revolutionary paintings, saturation coverage in the state-controlled media and even a “red games” sporting competition.

China can't let go of Chairman Mao

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

As the ruling Chinese Communist Party marks its 90th birthday, Peter Foster reports from the megacity of Chongqing.

China's Rise: Inward-Looking Or Expansionist?

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

This month, NPR is examining the many ways China is expanding its reach in the world — through investment, infrastructure, military power and more.

China: New report - dark times for lawyers as repression intensifies

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:00

The Chinese government has unleashed an uncompromising series of measures intended to rein in the legal profession and suppress lawyers pursuing human rights cases, Amnesty International said today (30 June) in a new report.

In China, Corruption and Unrest Threaten Autocratic Rule

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 12:00

With local protests driven by official corruption plaguing China, how much longer can Communist Party last?