Category - china

  • 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.

  • June 26, 2017

    China should immediately release five North Korean refugees held in Chinese detention and agree not to return them to North Korea, where they would face grave danger, says Human Rights Watch.

  • May 30, 2017

    European Union leaders should publicly and privately press China’s government to end its crackdown on human rights and immediately release all detained activists, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in a joint letter with a dozen other nongovernmental organisations.

  • January 1, 2017

    Countries with close links to the UK and EU continued to occupy the ranks of the world’s most prolific executioners in 2016, research by the international human rights group Reprieve has found.

  • December 6, 2016

    Amnesty International has called on Northern Ireland's First Minister, Arlene Foster, to use her visit to China this week to raise concerns about human rights abuses in China – including the country's widespread jailing of lawyers and its extensive use of the death penalty.