Category - china

  • November 29, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded to  the five-year jail sentence handed to Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-cheh, the manager of an NGO in Tapei, by a Chinese court on 28 November 2017.

  • November 22, 2017

    Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, saying his two year jail sentence is utterly unjust

  • November 13, 2017

    China's draft National Supervision Law allows detainees to be held in a secret location for up to six months.

  • November 9, 2017

    The death of Chinese writer and government critic Yang Tongyan, who spent nearly half his life in detention, underlines an alarming lack of accountability over the deaths of activists released on medical parole, says Amnesty International.

  • October 19, 2017

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge to abolish the abusive shuanggui internal party disciplinary system will only be meaningful if its replacement ensures rights protections for detainees, says Human Rights Watch.

  • September 6, 2017

    The Chinese government should end its efforts to weaken United Nations mechanisms that promote human rights, Human Rights Watch said in a new report yesterday. UN agencies should vigorously resist China’s attempts to restrict access to the UN for human rights groups and activists who work on China.

  • August 12, 2017

    Almost 70,000 people from around the world have urged the Chinese president to lift all restrictions against poet and artist Liu Xia, one month after the death of her husband, the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.

  • August 7, 2017

    In response to the launches of ballistic missiles of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the United Nations Security Council has moved to strengthen sanctions on the Northeast Asian country's exports.

  • July 31, 2017

    The International Federation of Journalists has called on the Government of China to clarify the usage of privately-run VPNs (Virtual Private Network) in China. The IFJ also called on China to end its attempt to control and stifle the free flow of information in the online space.

  • June 30, 2017

    Hong Kong’s political leaders must show they are prepared to resist pressure from President Xi Jinping to further erode human rights in the city,  says Amnesty International.