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China Jails Human Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong

China Jails Human Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong

Chinese authorities have handed down a two-year sentence to prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong for inciting subversion of state power and defaming the political system. He was also accused of using social media to promote public unrest. The arrest opens the latest chapter in what activists are calling China’s “War on Law.” The BBC […]

U.S. Downgrades China to List of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

U.S. Downgrades China to List of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

The 2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIPS) report by the United States State Department lists China as one of the worst countries in acknowledging and combating human rights violations. It was grouped into the worst-offending Tier III, where it shares a spot with countries like North Korea and Iran. Last year, the State Department then led […]

Over 30,000 Tibetans Sneak Back Home

Over 30,000 Tibetans Sneak Back Home

More than 30,000 monks educated in India have snuck back into the Himalayan region to revive their culture under Chinese suppression, according to the Tibetan government in exile. Lobsang Sangay, the president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), said the invasion and occupation of Tibet has failed because the Chinese thought they would defeat Tibetans […]

China Forcing Online Media to Obtain Licenses

China Forcing Online Media to Obtain Licenses

China may be giving North Korea a run for its money when it comes to media censorship. The Communist nation just announced that companies that publish, share or edit news will require a license to do so. And senior editors must be approved by the authorities. Moreover, other staff would be required to undergo training […]

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Somewhere in China, a Taiwanese activist and former philosophy student is believed to be held on suspicion of endangering national security. Back home, that’s all his colleagues and family is hearing and they’re demanding answers. Lee Ming-Che has not been heard from for 23 days. On Monday, China revoked his wife’s travel permit shortly before […]

China is World’s No. 1 Executioner

China is World’s No. 1 Executioner

China is known for being one of the most industrious and tech-forward counties in the world. But, where it really leads the world is an area they’d rather you not talk about. China outranks rest of the world in government-sanctioned executions, according to Amnesty International. The organization’s latest global report on the death penalty indicates […]

Chinese Judge Ranks Jailing of Human Rights Lawyer Greatest Achievement of 2016

Chinese Judge Ranks Jailing of Human Rights Lawyer Greatest Achievement of 2016

2016 was one for the books. In China, one prominent judge recalled the year in justice and declared a victory for human rights, by praising the arrest of a human rights lawyer. He specifically called out Zhou Shifeng and commended his “severe punishment” for “endangering state security.” Known for taking politically sensitive cases and defending dissident […]

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘Using Torture’ in his Anti-Corruption Campaign

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘Using Torture’ in his Anti-Corruption Campaign

China’s President Xi Jinping rose to power using the promise to “combat corruption” as a major platform during his election campaign – and he has stood by that stance in the four years he has led the Communist Party. Fighting corruption must mean something entirely different to President Xi than it does to the rest […]

Child Labor a Thing of the Past? Not in China

Child Labor a Thing of the Past? Not in China

Remember learning about the Industrial Revolution? And how it was this amazing movement that changed the world as we knew it? Well, I remember too. But what is far more vivid in my memory is the implementation of child labor used to keep this “great” movement afloat. I recall images of hundreds of dirt-drenched children […]

Former Maj. General: Beijing Will Focus on “One Country” Now More than Ever

Former Maj. General: Beijing Will Focus on “One Country” Now More than Ever

Life is not getting any better for those in Hong Kong seeking independence or better treatment from mainland China, according to a former major general and influential mainland defense researcher. “The central government’s policies for Hong Kong are very satisfactory. If you are still not ­satisfied, then there won’t be any better policies,” said Jin […]

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