Monthly Archives: 4月 2016

China Passes Controversial Law on Foreign NGOs Despite Criticism


FILE – Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the closing session of the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, March 16, 2016.

China has passed a controversial law that imposes new rules on foreign non-governmental organizations and puts the registration and supervision of such groups under the control of public security authorities. Continue reading

Beijing Puts Tibetan Writers Under House Arrest

Tsering Woeser

FILE – Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser is pictured in Inner Mongolia, northern China, June 23, 2014.

She also tweeted a message to the foundation notifying the group of their house arrest. Continue reading

China Jails Citizen Journalist Who Witnessed Tiananmen Immolation Protest

Wang Jing (L)

Citizen journalist Wang Jing (L), Tianwang website founder Huang Qi (C) and fellow activist Zhang Jixin (R), Dec. 6, 2013.

Authorities in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin have jailed a citizen journalist for nearly five years on public order charges after she reported on the self-immolation of a petitioner on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, her lawyer said on Monday. Continue reading

Rights Groups Call For Medical Parole For Jailed Chinese Activist

Guo Feixiong

Guangdong rights activist Guo Feixiong in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of activists

Calls are growing for the Chinese authorities to grant medical parole to jailed rights activist Guo Feixiong following a recent visit by a relative to the prison where he is serving a six-year sentence for public order offenses. Continue reading

Imprisoned Rights Activist Guo Feixiong Suffering from Serious Health Issues

Yang Maoping (杨茂平), sister of imprisoned rights activist Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) (also known as Yang Maodong (杨茂东)), circulated online the below account about Guo’s ill health after she visited him in Yangchun Prison, Guangdong (广东阳春监狱) this morning. Yang said that she repeated a request she first made to the prison authorities on February 29 that Guo be transferred to an upper-grade hospital to receive medical treatment. HRIC has translated Yang’s account, “Guo Feixiong’s Health Condition Worrisome,” in which she provides some details on Guo’s condition (see below). Continue reading

205. YANG WEIDONG (released)

Yang WeidongSex                               Male

Birth date               1966-04-10

Birth place             Beijing

Resident place       Fengtai District, Beijing Continue reading

China internet star Papi Jiang promises ‘corrections’ after reprimand

Papi Jiang

Only five videos are displayed on Papi Jiang’s Youku channel, none of which work

One of China’s biggest internet stars Papi Jiang has promised to “correct” herself, following warnings from government officials. Continue reading

Pro-Democracy Activist Stands Trial For Subversion in China’s Guangdong

Su Changlan

Guangdong rights activist Su Changlan in an undated file photo. Photo courtesy of

A court in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Thursday began the subversion trial of another rights activist who supported the 2014 pro-democracy movement in neighboring Hong Kong. Continue reading