December 2016

A New US Tool for Human Rights Accountability

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:01
U.S. President Barack Obama signs into law the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, December 14, 2012. © 2012 Reuters

President-Elect Trump Should Enforce Law – and China is a Good Place to Start

Hearing on Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:16

Hearing on Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward

China imposes hefty fines for fake or harmful news in Xinjiang

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:10
Urumqi, in China’s Xinjiang region. The area has long been home to experiments in Internet surveillance and censorship. Credit Goh Chai Hin/Agence France-Presse

China will fine anyone who spreads fake news in its western region of Xinjiang, state media has reported, as part of new measures to maintain stability in an area prone to ethnic unrest.


Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:06

 Exiled Chinese dissidents on Wednesday urged President-elect Donald Trump to champion human rights in China and recognize self-governing Taiwan as "a full democratic country."

Interpol: a tool for China’s political persecutions?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:22

China is more likely to use Interpol to hunt down corrupt officials than political dissidents, Jie Chen writes.

Draft Law Expands Chinese Police Discretion on Gun Use

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:19
FILE - Police officers secure the area around Beijing's Great Hall of the People, March 3, 2016. Proposed changes to China's police law would give officers more discretion over using firearms.

Proposed changes to China’s policing law would grant officers greater discretionary power to use firearms in cases involving public and national security, a step that some activists contend could diminish human rights protections.

The People's Republic of the Disappeared

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:16

From black jails to residential surveillance, Beijing has been trying to normalize enforced disappearances for a decade.

International Human Rights Day

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:13
Madeleine Moon

Madeleine Moon MP celebrates Human Rights Day by taking action in support of Ilham Totti

Human Rights Day 2016: Stand up for Uyghur Rights Today

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project urges concerned individuals and organizations to publicly call on China to improve human rights in East Turkestan

“Special Measures” Detention and Torture in the Chinese Communist Party’s Shuanggui System

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 19:02

In late 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a “war on corruption,” promising to purge the government and Chinese Communist Party of the endemic problem by netting both “tigers and flies,” and by “reining in power in a cage” of laws and regulations.