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Human rights groups are pressing China for the release of both Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife, who has been put under house arrest.
Concerns have been expressed that proposed reforms to China’s application of the death penalty may not result in significantly fewer executions.
At least 67 people are missing and 25 injured, nine severely, after mudslides hit a remote town in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
This week I can almost smell the fear of China wafting from the corridors of Whitehall.
The Dalai Lama says he had mixed emotions when he turned 75 this week, because of the continuing plight of people in his homeland, Tibet.
Amnesty International is urging the Chinese government to launch an independent investigation into 2009 riots in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
As it published its review of the death penalty in 2009, Amnesty International has challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they sentence to death and execute.
Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to reveal the whereabouts of 20 ethnic Uighur asylum-seekers who were forcibly deported from Cambodia to China on 19 December 2009.
Relatives of a British man facing execution for drug smuggling in China have arrived in the country to make last-minute appeals to authorities for mercy, with his execution due on 29 December 2009.