January 2016

Conference: The Uyghurs are not an ignored people

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 19:00
A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness. April1, 2011 PHOTO: ZAMAN, ALİ ÜNAL

A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness.

Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? Not So Fast

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 18:52

China’s attempts to extend the New Silk Road westward have encountered problems.

EU slams China's on-air 'confessions' as unacceptable

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 18:50
Members from the pro-democracy Civic Party carry a portrait of Lee Bo (L) and Gui Minhai before they protest outside Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China January 19, 2016. REUTERS

The European Union on Friday delivered some of its strongest criticism yet of China's human rights record, calling the televised broadcasts of confessions by Chinese and European citizens "unacceptable".

The Plan to Free a 'Forgotten' Canadian Man, Stuck in a Chinese Prison for a Decade

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 19:16

Three months since he was freed from an Egyptian prison, journalist Mohamed Fahmy is calling on the West to adopt a suite of ideas into law that would improve the way it deals with citizens who get arrested in other countries.

HKFP Interview: China’s ‘regression’ a result Party infighting, says expelled French journalist

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 19:10

French journalist Ursula Gauthier was expelled from China at the end of last year after she wrote a report critical of Beijing’s policies in the Xinjiang region, where native Uyghurs’ resentment of China’s rule has led to years of violence.

China Shutters Uyghur Websites For 'Harming Ethnic Unity'

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 20:55
Chinese armed police patrolling on motorbikes along a street in Hotan, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, April 16, 2015.

A news account on the popular WeChat app is also shuttered after a misleading headline, showing the authorities' hair-trigger fear of public reaction.

China: Reverse Downward Rights Spiral

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 20:52
A police officer guards a corridor that is forbidden for visiting journalists to see during a government-organized tour of the Number One Detention Center in Beijing, Oct. 25, 2012. Alexander F. Yuan / AP

Aggressive Crackdown on Expression, Religion, and Association

Freedom in the World - 2016

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 20:45

Anxious Dictators, Wavering Democracies: Global Freedom under Pressure

China must desist from its hardline moves to suppress human rights

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:19

Chinese President Xi Jinping has apparently been further escalating his rule with force.

China’s Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Law

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:13

A closer look at the contents of China’s first comprehensive anti-terrorism law.