April 18, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A Chinese court on Friday convicted activists with ties to the New Citizens Movement on the grounds of gathering a mob to disturb the public. The New Citizens Movement is a grass-roots organization which seeks to draw attention to matters of public concern, including equal access to education and ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Nepal has imposed increasingly harsh restrictions on Tibetan refugees under strong pressure from China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed Tuesday. The statement cites a recent HRW report detailing Nepali authorities' abuses of Tibetans who have come to the country fleeing persecution in China. The ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by William Helbling
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a press release today urging EU leaders to publicly raise concerns about the diminishing support for human rights issues in China under President Xi Jinping. HRW has taken action by writing letters to EU top officials Jose Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
UN human rights experts on Tuesday called for a full investigation into the death of Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli. Cao was an influential human rights lawyer and activist in China who "tirelessly campaigned since 2008 for transparency and greater participation of civil society" in the ...[read more]
March 9, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
China's legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), on Sunday announced measures that would subject less crimes to capital punishment if passed. Various government departments are reportedly beginning to study the topic by bringing in legal scholars on the subject. Capital punishment ...[read more]
February 16, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Maya Wang of Human Rights Watch says that the Chinese government must begin to consider the vehement demands of the people to reform...What is the difference between Xi Jinping and Xu Zhiyong? Both talk about fighting corruption, yet Xi is president of China, while Xu is ...[read more]
December 27, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged the Chinese government to drop all politically motivated charges against Xu Zhiyong and release the rights activist from prison. Xu, a prominent critic of China's one-party system and founder of the nongovernmental New Citizen's Movement, was arrested in ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday elected 14 countries to a three-year term on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) beginning January 1. The assembly chose Algeria, China, Cuba, France Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, ...[read more]
October 23, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
China defended its human rights record to the UN on Tuesday, insisting it was abiding by its obligations and cooperating with inquiries. Last week a group of independent UN rights experts issued a report expressing concern over harassment of activists for their attempts to participate in a UN ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A group of independent UN rights experts on Wednesday expressed concern over reports that Chinese human rights activists have been subject to harassment for their attempts to participate in a UN human rights assessment of China. The activists have reportedly been prevented from participating in ...[read more]

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