Human Rights In China News
China Sentences Activist Lawyer to 12 Years on Fraud Charges
A Chinese court has sentenced a lawyer who defended activists and others in sensitive cases to 12 years in prison on fraud charges
China Says Canadian Man It Released Treated 'Based on Law'
China says a Canadian citizen detained for two years over spying allegations was allowed to leave after a local court issued a verdict in his case
China Expels Journalists From Fishing Village Under Siege
Journalists were attacked and forced out of the fishing village where China has suppressed new protests five years after the village received international attention for demonstrations against land seizures
Obama Reaffirms Ties With UK, Encourages US-Russian Talks to Strike Syrian Ceasefire
Emerging from his first meeting with Theresa May since the British prime minister took power earlier this summer, President Barack Obama reaffirmed America's close bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom. "The prime minister continues to be a steadying influence during a time of transition,"
Bob Woodruff: What Happened When I Went to the Alleged ISIS Breeding Ground in China
As we drove through the streets of Yarkand, a desert oasis town in China’s far western province of Xinjiang , police and counter- terrorism forces line almost every corner. Our cameras are kept close to our chests, out of sight, because despite official laws allowing journalists to travel here
Five Issues Looming Large Over Chinese President's State Visit
The visit of Pope Francis to Washington this week brought pomp and circumstance to the White House along with cheers and chants from massive crowds throughout the nation’s capital. However, it largely overshadowed what will no doubt be a more tense, and arguably more critical meeting between two
Senators Blast China Over Female Detainees
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has written a letter to China 's ambassador to the United States protesting five female activists’ continued detention in China. In the letter written to Chinese ambassador Cui Tiankai on Tuesday, potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio , R-Fla.,
China’s New Year’s Resolution: No More Harvesting Executed Prisoners’ Organs
China appears set today to end its controversial, decades-long practice of harvesting organs from the bodies of prisoners executed by the state, according to state-run media. “Starting from January 1, China will end its reliance on the organs of executed prisoners for transplantation,” the Chinese
How Should U.S. Respond to Sony Cyber Attack?
After the U.S. identified the North Korean government as responsible for the Sony cyber attack, a panel of experts debates how the U.S. and Sony should respond.