china

  • 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.

  • April 6, 2016

    The number of executions carried out globally during 2015 rose to a 25-year high, a review of the global state of the death penalty has found.

  • December 23, 2015

    The three-year suspended prison sentence handed down against human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang yesterday (22 December) is a deliberate attempt by the Chinese authorities to shackle a champion of freedom of expression, says Amnesty International.

  • October 24, 2015

    As the Chinese President visited London last week, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) called on the UK government to strengthen its arms embargo against the regime and stop all arms sales.

  • August 1, 2015

    The IOC should ensure that the 2022 Winter Olympics do not cause or exacerbate human rights abuses in China, says the Sport and Rights Alliance.

  • July 13, 2015

    Amnesty International hascalled on the Chinese authorities to end their assault on human rights lawyers, following a nationwide crackdown.