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Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Who Uncovered Political Scam Fights to Get Sentence Overturned

Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Who Uncovered Political Scam Fights to Get Sentence Overturned

Gao Qinrong was just a typical reporter at the state-run Xinhua News – a media outlet that happens to be in controlled by the Chinese government. The puppet to the Chinese Communist Party’s puppeteer, if you will.  In the mid-1990’s, however, Gao defied his role as dutiful “reporter” for the CCP and instead exposed a […]

Renown Chinese Human Rights Activist Dies at Age 79

Renown Chinese Human Rights Activist Dies at Age 79

The world lost a truly inspiring soul last month. Renown Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu died at the age of 79 while vacationing with friends. Highly regarded internationally, Harry Wu was known for his devotion to human rights in his native China. Born in Shanghai, Wu later attended the Geology Institute in Beijing. During […]

Pu is Found Guilty of “Inciting Ethnic Hatred” and Gets Suspended Sentence

Pu is Found Guilty of “Inciting Ethnic Hatred” and Gets Suspended Sentence

Internationally renowned Chinese human-rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was released from detention and sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday. However, the court said the sentence would be suspended. Pu is now under “residential surveillance” and he has 10 days to appeal the conviction, according to his lawyers. Pu may avoid jail time, but he […]

At Least 50 Chinese Fugitives are Living Freely in North America

At Least 50 Chinese Fugitives are Living Freely in North America

About 46 out of 100 fugitives wanted by Chinese authorities are freely residing in the United States or Canada, according to Reuters. Although the United States government has agreed to aid in the repatriation process when credible evidence is presented against alleged offenders, it does not uphold an extradition treaty with China. Neither does Canada. […]

Pu Zhiqiang to Stand Trial in One of Jinping Administration’s Most Closely-Watched Cases

Pu Zhiqiang to Stand Trial in One of Jinping Administration’s Most Closely-Watched Cases

On Monday, the Chinese government will defend its claims against one of China’s most celebrated activists in one of the most controversial and closely-watched cases in Xi Jinping’s presidency. World-recognized political activist and civil-rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will stand trial after spending 18 months behind bars. He is facing up to 8 years in jail […]

UN Committee Condemns the Use of Torture in China’s Prisons

UN Committee Condemns the Use of Torture in China’s Prisons

A United Nations Committee has called upon China to cease its wide-spread use of torture throughout its prison system. The UN Committee Against torture recently reviewed China’s treatment of detainees for the first time since 2008 in a two-day hearing involving 10 independent committee members and a large Chinese government delegation. “The Committee remains seriously […]

Jiangxi Prison Hosts Inmate Dance Off

Jiangxi Prison Hosts Inmate Dance Off

Guards at a Jiangxi prison took the shackles off their inmates last Friday, so the prisoners could dance into some jail-house rock. More than 600 inmates at Yuzhang Prison in Nanchang engaged in a dance competition at the facility’s court yard, with more than 80 families of the convicts in attendance. The 11 dance teams […]

Bi-partisan Committee Urges State Department to Issue Travel Advisory for China After Detention of Houston Woman

Bi-partisan Committee Urges State Department to Issue Travel Advisory for China After Detention of Houston Woman

A congressional committee is urging Secretary of State John Kerry to issue a travel advisory for China, saying the case of a Houston woman detained there since March without clear charges is “deeply troubling.” Sandy Phan-Gillis, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Chinese ethnicity, visited China in March along with a trade delegation that included Houston’s […]