By Paul Eckert
Tibetan demonstrators urge the IOC to reject the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid in a protest in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2015.
A group of Chinese intellectuals on Friday called on the International Olympic Committee to reject Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, arguing that China failed to keep the promises of Continue reading
Ye Xiaozheng displays a banner saying ‘Protesting for Freedom’ in a photo posted to social media.
Photo courtesy of CHRD
An activist from the southern Chinese province of Guangdong stood trial on Thursday for subversion after he showed online support for last year’s pro-democracy Occupy Central movement in neighboring Hong Kong.
Ye Xiaozheng, known online by his nickname Humian Yizhou (“A boat on the lake”), Continue reading
July 19, 2015 7:47 AM
BEIJING—Chinese human rights lawyers arrested during a recent crackdown have pleaded guilty to a range of offenses including inciting disorder, the country’s main Communist Party newspaper reported on Sunday.
Nine lawyers and four other staff members at the Fengrui legal Continue reading
China Change, published: July 5, 2015
A NEW REPORT DOCUMENTS THE TORTURE OF LAWYERS IN CHINA 2006 – 2015.
Violent beatings to the head, electric shocks, forced feeding, injection with drugs, sexual violence, suffocation, denial of toilet, solitary confinement, forced smoke inhalation, and burning.
These are some of the forms of torture that Chinese security forces Continue reading
Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong province, Jan. 8, 2013.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party has promoted a propaganda official whose reported rewriting of a New Year front page editorial in the cutting-edge magazine Southern Weekend prompted a strike and days of protests in early 2013.
Tuo Zhen, 59, who is believed to have rewritten Continue reading
Beijing-based lawyer Wang Yu in an undated photo.
Photo courtesy of Wang Yu’s microblog
Police in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have taken the 16-year-old son of detained rights attorney Wang Yu from his home amid an ongoing crackdown on the country’s embattled legal profession, lawyers told RFA on Friday.
Wang’s detention on July 9 came amid a raid on her law firm, Fengrui, Continue reading
Three top Chinese rights lawyers are at “grave risk of torture” amid a massive police operation targeting the country’s embattled legal profession, an international rights group said on Thursday.
Some 200 lawyers, paralegals, and rights activists have been targeted by China’s Continue reading