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In Britain, Xi Mute on Lawyer Crackdown

5BEFC15F-1198-40F6-A393-70D339262F43_w640_r1_sChina’s President Xi Jinping, center, waves as he leaves after lunch with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, England, Oct. 23, 2015.

William Ide, Joyce Huang

October 23, 2015 10:56 AM

BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping’s multi-billion dollar deal-sealing trip to Britain this week has highlighted what rights activists say is a worrying trend by British authorities to keep quiet on human rights and concerns that the situation is getting worse in China.

And while Xi told reporters in Britain that Beijing has room to Continue reading

Xi’s Visit to Britain Highlights Broader Shift in Concerns About China

23britain-web-articleLargeBy STEVEN ERLANGER October 23, 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain welcoming President Xi Jinping of China to 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday.
Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The visit to Britain by President Xi Jinping of China is underscoring how European nations are de-emphasizing human rights and security concerns as they compete to benefit from China’s growing economic might.

Prime Minister David Cameron and his chancellor of the Continue reading

Tibetan voices on China’s control

20 October 2015
The first thing that strikes you about the monasteries clinging to the side of the mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau is their beauty.

Small, isolated communities of a few hundred monks, seemingly unperturbed with their white and gold stupas and prayer flags set against the almost impossible blue sky.

But anyone who stops to ask a few questions (although they are the kind of Continue reading

Critics Slam U.K. Government For ‘Selling Out’ to China on Rights

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As Chinese President Xi Jinping clinched investment deals worth some U.S.$30 billion on his state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, rights activists hit out at the British government for going back on its own principles and ignoring the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing crackdown on rights lawyers and ethnic minorities.

“If the U.K. Continue reading

David Cameron should speak out on China human rights in both public and private

An open letter from NGOs to the Prime Minister
Dear Prime Minister,

As organisations that are working to improve human rights in China and around the world, we are writing to you regarding the state visit by President Xi Jinping on October 20-23, 2015. We are deeply concerned with the continuing deterioration of human rights since President Xi Jinping Continue reading

UK denies Ai Weiwei full business visa based on disputed ‘criminal’ history

British embassy officials say celebrated Chinese artist failed to declare his record on application – but supporters say he was never actually charged with a crime
ca46adaf-5e9d-48dd-9b09-f5da20d4887f-bestSizeAvailableAi Weiwei with his recently returned passport. Photograph: Ai Weiwei/EPA
Tom Phillips in Beijing

Thursday 30 July 2015 02.52 EDT Last modified on Thursday 30 July 2015 02.57 EDT

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has accused British authorities of turning their backs on human rights defenders after UK immigration officials rejected his application Continue reading