September 15, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Chinese writer Huang Zerong, known also by his pen name Tie Liu, was detained by Chinese authorities Sunday morning for allegedly publishing articles critical of Communist Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan. According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, the 81-year-old writer was " ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Spanish National Court issued arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other Chinese officials on Tuesday, including former prime minister Li Peng, former security and police chief Qiao Shi, Chen Kuiyan, a former Communist Party official in Tibet, and Pen Pelyun, ex- ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will loosen the nations one-child population control policy, according to documents released following the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee held in Beijing earlier this week. The policy will allow families where one parent is an only child ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A Chinese court on Friday upheld a life sentence for former Communist party leader Bo Xilai. Bo was sentenced to life in prison in September for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. The High People's Court of the Province of Shandong rejected Bo's appeal, ruling that the facts of the ...[read more]
September 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
China's former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. Bo was convicted for using his position in the Communist Party of China (CPC) to accept bribes in the form of property and money for himself and others from ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
China's former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai has been formally charged with corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power, the state-run news agency, Xinhua, announced on Thursday. Bo allegedly used his position in the Communist Party of China (CPC) to accept bribes in the form of property and ...[read more]
January 7, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
China's Communist Party Politics and Law Committee head Meng Jianzhu on Monday notified Chinese media sources of the nation's plan to end its 56 year-old "re-education through labor" program, which authorizes government entities to legally detain citizens for as long as four years without trial. ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Chinese court in the southwestern city of Chongqing on Friday quashed the sentence against a Chinese blogger and former forestry employee for lack of evidence. With the annulment of the sentence, the Chongqing Third Intermediate Court ruled that the one-year detention of Fang Hong in a police- ...[read more]
March 14, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
China's National People's Congress (NPC) on Wednesday passed a law allowing police to detain certain suspects for up to six months in secret detention facilities commonly known as "black jails." The new law is an amendment to China's Criminal Procedure Law and allows for the arrest and secret ...[read more]
December 23, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
A Chinese court Friday sentenced human rights advocate Chen Wei to nine years in prison, the toughest ruling issued this year in the ongoing government crackdown on dissidents, rights activists and protest organizers. Chen, 42, was sentenced after a two hour hearing in which he pleaded not guilty ...[read more]

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