China pressure suspected as Malaysia bars Hong Kong teen activist
Joshua Wong, 18, was one of the leaders of last year's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that paralyzed key roads in the city for 79 days and presented China's Communist Party leadership with one of its biggest political challenges in decades.
Rest Home Fire in Central China Kills 38
Xinhua said two of the injured were in serious condition, and a rescue operation was underway Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire was unclear.
American Jailed for Theft Describes Conditions in a Chinese Detention Center
The testimony provided by Mr. Foster was notable, not only because he allowed his name to be used, but also because he is one of the few foreigners to have witnessed conditions inside China’s pretrial detention centers, a shadowy world characterized by filth, hunger, violence and forced labor. He and his fellow inmates at the Baiyun Detention Center in Guangzhou, he said, spent their waking hours assembling Christmas lights for export.
Warning Over Religious Believers in Chinese Communist Party Ranks
"The fact that a small number of party members have forsaken the party's world view of dialectical materialism and have turned to religion is now attracting serious concern, to the extent that it now falls within the purview of disciplinary work," the article, published on Sunday, said.
Protesters Scuffle With Men Outside China-Taiwan Meeting
The Taiwan Solidarity Union, which organized the rally, accused China of being behind the attacks, without going into further detail. Chinese state media coverage of the meeting did not mention the clashes.
Global Call for Release of Dr Wang Bingzhang for His Daughter’s Wedding Ceremony
Dr. Wang Bingzhang has suffered severe health issues, spending his last 13 years of a life sentence in China for his political activities overseas. His daughter Wang Tianna has sent letters to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Obama calling for their urgent and effective diplomatic efforts to get her father’s release.
China Stops Tibetans Leaving The Country on Vacation
The new regulations require travel agents and package tour operators to change their promotional literature to include a disclaimer stating that tour packages are subject to tourists holding effective travel documents which must be verified by the travel agency before signing up for a trip, unconfirmed tweets reported.
Jailed Chinese Rights Lawyer Dismisses ‘Ethnic Hatred,’ ‘Picking Quarrels’ Charges
Beijing-based lawyer Mo Shaoping told RFA’s Cantonese Service in a phone interview that he had met with Pu early on Friday to discuss the charges leveled against his client in a formal indictment issued last week and how to proceed with their defense strategy.
The Hard And Soft Faces of China's 'United Front' Work
At a "united front" conference in Beijing on Wednesday, Xi said China needs to maintain the Communist Party's hold on power through national unity, including absolute party loyalty from the security services, and to limit outside influences, especially religious ones.
Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei receive 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award
“Artists have supported Amnesty International since the organization’s very beginnings. Who better to receive this Award today than Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei -- two brilliant individuals, who also know what it means to risk punishment for their convictions,” said Selmin Çalýþkan, Secretary General of Amnesty International in Germany. 
Officials Vow to 'Track Down' Leaders of Anti-Incinerator Protest in China's Guangdong
Tens of thousands of residents of Qianshui township near Guangdong's Wuchuan city gathered outside government offices on Wednesday, calling on the government to cancel plans to build a waste incinerator near their homes.
Detained 'Anti-Corruption Heroine' Attempts Suicide in China's Guangxi
Wei Yani was forcibly evicted from her home in 2006 to make way for the U.S.$4.2 billion Longtan Hydropower Station, the second-largest in China, straddling the Hongshui river in Guangxi's Tian'e county.
Liu Xiaobo Is Locked Up in China, and Locked Out of the Translation of a Paul Auster Novel
In a twist that might well fit in one of Mr. Auster’s self-referential novels, a report released on Wednesday by the PEN American Center says that the section of “Sunset Park” about Mr. Liu’s arrest was cut without Mr. Auster’s approval in the Chinese translation of his book, another target of censorship that can strike literary works as well as explicitly political books.
Tensions Mount in Hong Kong Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary
While mention of the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square is banned in mainland China, every year thousands of people gather in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to commemorate the anniversary.  It is a time for people in Hong Kong to remember the atrocities of that day and express gratitude for their freedoms under China’s one country, two systems principle. 
Tibetan Father of Four Self-Immolates in China
It has been a standard practice in the past few self-immolations, for the protester to be taken away still alive.  The next morning, the authorities inform the family that their loved one had died and been cremated during the night. This practice is viewed by Tibetans as a form of punishment since it robs the family of the opportunity to cremate their loved ones properly according to Tibetan traditions.
China's Women's Rights Movement Has Long History
They were called the Feminist Five and China’s most prominent women’s rights actvists when police detained them ahead of International Women’s Day in March for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble."  The women’s arrest drew international condemnation. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, tweeted messages of support. 
China Teacher Gets Permission for Birth, Then Ordered to Abort
Both pregnant Qin Yi and her husband Meng Shaoping had a daughter with their previous spouses, so the newly married couple is not allowed to have their own child according to Guizhou province's regulations, the education bureau and health and family planning commission in Guizhou's Libo county said in a notice Monday.
China Releases Rights Lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang's Niece, 'On Bail'
Qu was initially held in May 2014 under criminal detention on suspicion of "illegally gathering citizens' information," after she agreed to represent Pu, who was indicted for "incitement to racial hatred" and "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble" last week.
Ethnic Mongolian Herders, Livestock Pursued by Jeep Amid Long-Running Grassland Dispute
Herders living near the Hanshan Forestry Station in Inner Mongolia's Ar Horqin banner, a county-like division known as Alu Ke'erqin qi in Chinese, say their grazing lands have been gradually taken over by the forestry company since 2000.
Dozens Injured, Detained in Pitched Battle Over Railway in China's Sichuan
"More than 30 officials and police and 38 of the crowd were injured," a government statement said after mass demonstrations in Sichuan's Linshui county over the weekend that saw a huge security presence deployed to the area, sparking an angry reaction from previously peaceful protesters, eyewitnesses told RFA.
China Tries Three Police Officers For Beating Death of Woman in Pay Dispute
Wang Wenjun, Guo Tiewei and Ren Haibo stood trial for "intentional injury" and "abuse of power" in connection with the death of Zhou Xiuyun at the Intermediate People's Court in the provincial capital Taiyuan at 9 a.m. local time.
China urged to release Panchen Lama after 20 years
The boy was detained by the Chinese authorities just three days after the Dalai Lama declared him to be the reincarnated Panchen Lama.The Panchen Lama is the second most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism.
Chinese Rights Lawyer Detained in 2014 Will Stand Trial
The United States State Department recently called for Mr. Pu’s release, and Secretary of State John Kerry is due to arrive in Beijing on Saturday for talks. But China’s party-run legal system rarely abandons cases against politically contentious figures like Mr. Pu, and his trial is likely to end with a guilty verdict and a prison sentence.
For Whom the Bell Tolls: One Chinese NGO’s Alleged Crime of “Illegal Business Operation”
On October 9, 2014, Guo, the head of TI, was criminally detained under the crime of “provoking disturbance.” Along with Guo, several TI staff members and associates either disappeared or went into detention. On January 3, 2015, Beijing Security Bureau formally arrested Guo, the legal representative of TI Ltd., and He Zhengjun (何正军), TI’s manager, for the crime of “illegal business operation.” On April 15, 2015, the case was transferred to the Haidian District procuratorate for indictment.
Zhao Ziyang: An eternal Prisoner of the political system of the CCP

Although the authorities have been intended to solve the problem with the burial of Zhao's ashes, but it should be not misinterpreted as if the CCP would change its attitude towards Zhao Ziyang.So it will be very likely that Zhao Ziyang must be an “eternal prisoner” under the communist regime.

China Indicts Top Rights Lawyer on Ethnic Hatred Charge
Pu Zhiqiang, 50, is being charged with "incitement to racial hatred," and "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," a year after his detention following an event marking the anniversary of the military crackdown on the 1989 student-led pro-democracy movement.
Tibetans, Uyghurs 'Blacklisted' at Hotels in Chinese Cities
Meanwhile, an employee who answered the phone at the Hanting Hotel in Beijing's Haidian district said special measures are also in place for the mostly Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uyghur ethnic group from the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
HO PIN: Gao Yu’s Real Crime
The caller claimed that Document No.9 was merely a routine directive that analyzed new political trends and that journalists should not read too much into it. By sending me the full text, the official said he intended to provide a proper context. “The political situation in China isn’t all that bad,” he told me.
China Reforms to Curb Torture Don’t Go Far Enough-Human Rights Watch
HRW said measures introduced in 2009 after a popular outcry over particularly egregious cases of police brutality are positive but “they are being grafted onto a criminal justice system that still affords the police enormous power over the judiciary and offers police numerous opportunities to abuse suspects.”
Some 2,000 Angry Investors Protest Losses in China's Sichuan
More than 3,000 small investors had poured a total of 1.2 billion yuan (U.S. $193 million) into the Chengdu Aobang Financial Guarantee Co. to act as a property developer and lender to small and medium-sized enterprises seeking credit, protesters said.