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Dec 2, 2005

The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment concluded a two-week visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) today.

Dec 1, 2005

In dampening resentment, nothing succeeds like success
TO CHINESE cadres, the town of Yining is an advertisement for their country's six-year-old policy of boosting development in lagging western regions...

Nov 29, 2005

The young men studying at the Islam College in Urumqi, near China's western border, sit ramrod straight listening intently to their teacher.

Nov 22, 2005

The UN special envoy on torture has said that his invitation to visit China indicates growing awareness in Beijing that the practice is still widely used.

Nov 22, 2005

Rebiya Kadeer is fighting to bring the Chinese leadership before an international human rights tribunal. She accuses the regime of repressing the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in northwest China.

Nov 21, 2005

The U.N. envoy on torture arrives in China on Monday as Beijing grapples with a series of cases in which people have been wrongly convicted after giving forced confessions, a practice rights groups says happens too often.

Nov 19, 2005

In 1956 an 18-year-old boy named Chen Shujie followed orders from his work unit in the central province of Henan and set off for the furthest side of China, along with scores of other young "volunteers".

Nov 18, 2005

China said Friday deadly bird flu had been detected in two new locations, bringing the total number of confirmed outbreaks over the past month to 15.

Nov 18, 2005

Democratic leaders who recently met the wholly un-democratic Chinese president, Hu Jintao, on his tour of western Europe, have been heavily criticized for not putting the issue of human rights higher on their agendas.

Nov 14, 2005

As the Senate prepared to vote Thursday to abolish the writ of habeas corpus, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jon Kyl were railing about lawyers like me......

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