December 2012

A Year of Scandal and Intrigue

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 21:05

China grapples with growing calls for transparency.

Hitting China With Humor

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 21:03

CHINA’S leaders have tried honoring Ai Weiwei and bribing him with the offer of high positions.

China tightening controls on Internet after embarrassing postings about official abuse

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 21:00

China’s new communist leaders are increasing already tight controls on Internet use and electronic publishing following a spate of embarrassing online reports about official abuses.

Arrests of Christians in China Remained High in 2012

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 20:58

While it may take a little longer to have an estimate of how many Christians were arrested and detained in China this year, the number is likely to be very high, as the communist government continued to crack down on house churches.

China: 12 Win Prestigious Free Speech Prize

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 23:03

Twelve writers, journalists, and activists from China have won the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award for 2012 in recognition of their efforts to promote free expression despite government persecution for their work, Human Rights Watch said today.

Deported Uyghurs Jailed

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:00

Nearly a dozen Uyghurs repatriated from Malaysia to China are sent to prison for ‘separatism.’

Student Battles Travel Ban

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:00

Chinese authorities refuse passports to Uyghurs in defiance of official rules.

Rethink the Status of Tibet

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 00:00

Nearly 100 Tibetans have committed suicide over the past three years in protest of conditions under Chinese rule.

Farmers Pressed Into Road Work

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 00:00

Uyghur farmers are being forced to work on road construction without pay as part of a new infrastructure policy in northwestern China, according to residents.

Official: No passport discrimination

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 00:00

Twenty-one-year-old Atikem Ruzi, a junior student at Minzu University of China, found out last week she was denied a passport that she wanted so she could study abroad.