Storming the Barriers Around China’s Judiciary
To get rid of Ms. Cui, Judge Lai hit her and pushed her to the ground, said her fellow lawyer Liang Xiaojun, relaying an account by Ms. Cui. Another judge, Yang Yu, ordered the court police to join in the beating, leaving her badly bruised, Mr. Liang said, citing Ms. Cui. Photographs said to be of Ms. Cui circulated online showing damage to her eyes and a bruised face and limbs.
China, in Suspending Woman’s Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic Abuse
“A death sentence was not justified in this case, given the domestic violence Li suffered,” said Chi Susheng, a lawyer in Qiqihar in China’s far northeast and a former delegate to the National People’s Congress, who signed the petition.
China's 'Great Cannon' programme has been in development for about a year, sources say
According to a report by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto released on Friday, the "Great Cannon" was aimed at shutting down websites and services that help mainland internet surfers bypass the "Great Firewall", which blocks domestic access to information the authorities deem sensitive.
Chinese Abuse Victim Gets Reprieve From Death Sentence in Murder Case
"The original judgment's determination of the facts and conviction was correct and the trial's procedures were lawful, but the assessment of the punishment was inappropriate," the court said in a statement carried by the official news site Sichuan Online.
Several Injured, Detained After Clashes Over Visa Scam in China's Henan
The clashes came after police were drafted in to disperse protests in the provincial capital Zhengzhou, sparked by the collapse of the Aohua Immigration and Exit Co., leaving thousands of people with lost deposits, protesters said.
China Child Abuse Cases Spark Further Calls For Legal Reform
The Hubei-based Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch group compiled 425 media reports of sexual abuse and attacks on children and minors in 2014, in a report which it hopes will highlight a lack of government focus on the problem.
Fears For Safety of Chinese Activist Who Supported Hong Kong's Democracy Movement
Ye was formally arrested and charged with "incitement to subvert state power" in January after posting a photo of himself online during Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement last year, holding a banner saying "Protesting for Freedom" and wearing a T-shirt with the slogan: "When the people fear the government, then there is tyranny."
China Blocks Entry of Former Tiananmen Leader
Major Xiong Yan flew to Hong Kong from Seattle on Thursday, planning to enter China by land from Hong Kong. But as soon as he arrived at the Hong Kong airport, he was taken away by authorities as he awaited clearance to enter China. Xiong was held  for questioning before being put on a flight  back to the United States.
Former 1989 Student Leader Stopped at Hong Kong Border With China
Xiong, 50, had flown to Hong Kong from Seattle and had planned to enter China by land from Hong Kong. The former British colony became a special zone of China in 1997 and retains its own customs and immigration system.
Subversion, Public Order Cases of Tiananmen Anniversary Activists Move Closer to Trial
Tang Jingling, Wang Qingying, and Yuan Xinting were criminally detained on May 16, 2014 initially for "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," but the charges were later changed to the more serious "incitement to subvert state power."
VOA Interview Cited in Case Against Chinese Dissident
Zhang Xue Zhong Thursday said the court documents accuse Yu of causing public disorder by giving an interview to VOA about a private June 4 memorial he held with friends last year.
Pan-Democrats Protest in Hong Kong Legislature Over Beijing's Election Plan
Around 17 lawmakers walked out, shouting slogans against "fake universal suffrage," after the territory's second-in-command Carrie Lam told the Legislative Council (LegCo) that no amendments would be permitted to the reforms.
Chinese Cyber Tool Poses Risks for Chinese Firms
Security experts have dubbed the censorship tool the "Great Cannon," and say China can now redirect traffic intended for Chinese websites to whatever sites the authorities choose. That can overload sites with an enormous number of hits, temporarily disabling them.
Chinese Feminists To Lodge Formal Complaint Over Treatment in Detention
Wu Rongrong, Li Tingting, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, and Zheng Churan were released "on bail" last week after being detained on suspected public order charges on March 6, as they planned a public transport awareness campaign to combat sexual harassment.
Mob Attacks Four Lawyers Outside Court Building in China's Hunan
Lawyers Zhang Lei, Wang Fu, Liu Jinbin, and legal assistant Chen Jianxiong were set upon as they arrived to defend their clients at the Hengyang Intermediate People's Court, Zhang told RFA.
China, Myanmar, North Korea and Vietnam Among 10 Worst Media Censors
The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent U.S. monitor group, published its annual list Tuesday based on analysis of media suppression tactics such as imprisonment or harassment of journalists, repressive laws and restrictions on the Internet.
T.H. Tsien, Scholar of Chinese Written Word, Dies at 105
One of the world’s most renowned scholars of Chinese bibliography and paleography — the study of ancient writing — Professor Tsien (pronounced chee-AHN) was the author of scores of books and articles, many in English, about the august history of the written word in China. As he was fond of reminding people, movable type originated in China centuries before Gutenberg.
Tibetan Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in Protest
The man, Nyi Kyab, 45, was a former Buddhist monk and died on Thursday in Ngaba County in Sichuan Province, said Free Tibet, an organization that advocates the self-determination of Tibet. He left behind seven children, said Free Tibet and other groups, citing information from exiled Buddhist monks.
Gao Yu's Family Under Surveillance Amid Security Clampdown in Beijing
Gao was sentenced by the Beijing No. 3 Intermediate People's Court on Friday to seven years' imprisonment for "leaking state secrets overseas," sparking an outcry among rights groups and fellow activists, who said there was no evidence that she broke Chinese law.
Tiananmen Protester’s Plea to China: Let Me See My Dying Mother
Now an American citizen and a United States Army chaplain, Major Xiong said in a telephone interview on Friday that he had asked to return to his homeland. His mother, who is in her 70s, is dying, he said, and he has asked the Chinese authorities to allow him to travel back to say goodbye.
Chinese Cab Drivers Take to Song to Call for Their Own Company
In the town of Xiangtan in Hunan Province, another group of cabdrivers took up a less hazardous means of protest after the government sought to reorganize the local taxi licensing system: They recorded a song.
How Do You Keep Your Kids Healthy in Smog-Choked China?
My wife and I are writers based in China, and our sons have spent most of their lives there. One of the first words they learned in Chinese was “wuran,” or “pollution.” Growing up in Beijing, they developed a disconcerting knack for guessing the air-quality index, a measurement of tiny particulates in the air.
China Jails Gao Yu For Seven Years For 'Leaking State Secrets'
Gao, an outspoken political commentator who was named as one of the International Press Institute's 50 "world press heroes" in 2000, has repeatedly denied breaking Chinese law, saying that a televised "confession" on which the prosecution based its case was obtained under duress.
Mao's Last Revolution
The authors of this book study the course of the Cultural Revolution from its beginning as well as the events of the period following it. The authors provide a trove of information, fully explaining how the revolution began. On February 24, 1965, Mao Tsetung sent his wife Jiang Qing on a secret mission to Shanghai to launch a small movement that would lead to the full-scale Cultural Revolution the following year. Jiang Qing knew Shanghai well because of her former career as a young actress there. One of Jiang Qing's early targets was a well known university professor named Wu Han, who also wrote plays for the Beijing Opera. Wu Han was asked to write a story of an official in the Ming dynasty. But Jiang Qing used the story Wu Han wrote to accuse him of attacking Mao's policies, thereby providing a reason for the campaign against the elite that dominated society at the time. 
Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons
Malthus was right to despair, judging by a gripping new assessment of China's rise in the wake of some dire planetary precedents. First, The Devouring Dragon recounts, those twisted twins the United States and Europe hammered the planet, clear-cutting forest and burning fuel in an orgy of "development". Next came China's turn. In 1976, when its rise was just starting, it chewed through only 550 million tonnes of coal.
China jails journalist over leaked 'state secrets'
Gao Yu, 71, had "illegally provided state secrets to foreigners", the court in Beijing said. China has not confirmed which document the case relates to, but it is thought to be a Communist Party strategy paper known as "Document No 9".
Family, Lawyers Launch Search For 'Disappeared' Wuhan Activist, Wife
Wuhan-based dissident Qin Yongmin, who has already served a lengthy jail term for helping to found the banned opposition China Democracy Party (CDP), was taken with his wife Zhao Suli from their home by state security police officers on Sunday, friends and fellow activists said.
China jails journalist Gao Yu over 'state secrets'
Gao Yu, 71, had "illegally provided state secrets to foreigners", the court in Beijing said.
China has not confirmed which document the case relates to, but it is thought to be a Communist Party strategy paper known as "Document No 9".
Calls Grow For Probe Into Beating of Chinese Lawyer in a Beijing Court
Cui, 51, says she was attacked by judges and bailiffs at the Tongzhou District People's Court on the outskirts of Beijing on April 2 after she went to enquire after a case that should have been resolved two years earlier.
Pushing Back Against the Authorities in China ‘According to the Law’
Return to two civil society organizations with which three of the women were affiliated [Beijing Yirenping, which defends the rights of women and of people with disabilities, hepatitis B and H.I.V., and Hangzhou Weizhiming, which advocates women’s rights] any property seized by the police during raids on the organizations’ premises.