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Jun 3, 2008

On the 19th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, the Chinese government should honor its commitment to improve human rights before the 2008 Beijing Olympics by releasing the estimated 130 Tiananmen prisoners improperly arrested or tried, Human Rights Watch said today.

Jun 3, 2008

Languishing behind prison walls somewhere in China, Huseyin Celil may never know how much impact he has had on the continuing plight of a group of his brethren held in a controversial prison on the other side of the planet.

Jun 3, 2008

The international attention being focused on China's thuggish military occupation of Tibet in the run up to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing is well-deserved, but it should be remembered that Tibetans are by no means the only group in western China living under the heel of the Beijing imperialists.

Jun 3, 2008

House churches across China have been hit by a wave of arrests and detentions, says China Aid Association, the leading support group for China’s persecuted Christians.

May 30, 2008

Every year on June 4, the Chinese democracy movement stops to pause, protest, and remember the Tiananmen Square massacre.

May 30, 2008

This month's appearance of a letter purportedly written by Burlington resident Huseyin Celil from a Chinese prison is disturbing.

May 29, 2008

A Chinese woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping a spy provide the Chinese government with U.S. military secrets about arms sales to Taiwan.

May 29, 2008

When the International Olympic Committee in July 2001 awarded China the right to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, Chinese citizens were ecstatic. But what potentially could have been China's proudest moment has turned into something of a public relations minefield as world media probe China's human rights gains and abuses, writes Sarah Page for Compass Direct News.

May 28, 2008

On May 15, Uighur Online, the main online forum serving to bridge the huge communication gap between China’s Muslim population, other minority ethnic groups, and Han Chinese, was shut down.

May 28, 2008

The United States is shirking its duty to provide the world with moral leadership and China is letting its business interests trump human rights concerns in Myanmar and Sudan, a human rights group said Wednesday.

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