March 2018

China shows little respect for human rights, UN High Commissioner says

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:04
Xi Jinping attends the opening of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, China, Mar. 5, 2018. EPA-EFE FILE/WU HONG

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday said that China's actions on human rights did not match its words and the level of respect for basic liberties remained low in the country.

China Spends More on Domestic Security as Xi’s Powers Grow

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:59
China has hired more police and invested in domestic surveillance technology; above, security personnel on duty in Beijing on Tuesday during the annual meeting of the national legislature. Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Beijing invests in policing at home amid push by president to solidify authority

Daughter of Uyghur Camp Detainee in Need of Urgent Treatment Following Stove Accident

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 18:38
A Uyghur woman carries a toddler as children play near a cage protecting Chinese paramilitary policemen on duty in Urumqi, May 1, 2014. AP

The young girl suffered serious burns after being scalded by an overturned pot of boiling water.

Uighur journalist Gulchehra Hoja: 'I have my own sad story to tell'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:08
Gulchehra Hoja

DW spoke to Uighur journalist Gulchehra Hoja who, along with some of her colleagues, accuses the Chinese authorities of arresting her family members as retribution for her reports about the plight of the Uighurs.

US journalists fear China detained their families

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:04

When American journalist Gulchehra Hoja and her colleagues first began exposing a secretive network of reeducation centres in China's far west, the

Call for release of Chinese wives of GB men in Xinjiang

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:03

The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) through a unanimous resolution has called for the federal government to take urgent steps for the release of over 50 Chinese wives of GB men detained in neighbouring Xinjiang province of China.

Chinese Police Are Demanding Personal Information From Uighurs in France

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:53
People hold flags and placards during a demonstration of France's exiled Uyghur community on July 4, 2010 on Place du Trocadero in Paris to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the events of July 5, 2009 in Urumqi in China, when Uyghur demonstrations were brutally suppressed by Chinese security forces. (Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials have threatened to detain relatives of those who don’t comply.

Xi Jinping and the Perils of One-Person Rule in China

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:45
Xi Jinping’s particular asset—and what may sustain his support—is the deferred dream of true solidarity that Mao Zedong promised nearly seventy years ago and that generations have held onto.Photograph by Bei Piao / AP

Last year, during several trips in which I travelled across China by train, two things in particular caught my attention.

China’s Predictive Policing and “Digital Totalitarianism”

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:44

Human Rights Watch’s Maya Wang warned this week about Chinese authorities’ combination of data from video surveillance, face and license plate recognition, mobile device locations, and official records to identify targets for detention in Xinjiang.