China Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by Thailand
Until Thursday, the Chinese government had been muted about the case, and the circumstances of the men were unclear. But Chinese public security officials told Procuratorial Daily, an official newspaper for legal affairs, that Mr. Jiang and Mr. Dong had been detained on illegal migration charges.
Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Incinerator Protesters in Guangdong
Around 1,000 police in full riot gear were dispatched on Sunday to Jinzao township near the coastal city of Shantou in the east of Guangdong after residents of several dozen villages began a mass protest at the planned plant.
Chinese Lesbian Sues Education Ministry Over 'Mental Illness' Reference
According to the handbook, titled "Student Psychological Health": "The most commonly encountered forms of sexual deviance are homosexuality and the perverted addictions of transvestism, transsexuality, fetishism, sadism, voyeurism and exhibitionism."
On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game
Hackers have expanded their attacks to parking malware on popular file-sharing services including Dropbox and Google Drive to trap victims into downloading infected files and compromising sensitive information. They also use more sophisticated tactics, honing in on specific targets through so-called 'white lists' that only infect certain visitors to compromised websites.
Chinese authorities boost smog alert level in Beijing
On Sunday, some pollution readings in parts of the city reached about 17 times the level considered safe by the World Health Organisation.Air pollution is a chronic health-risk for those living and working in the capital and other major Chinese cities.
Chinese Rights Advocate Known as Guo Feixiong Convicted of Unexpected New Charge
Chinese judges, after all, convict and imprison indicted dissidents with metronomic consistency, reflecting the ruling Communist Party’s control of the courts.Still, Mr. Yang — a human rights campaigner better known by his pen name, Guo Feixiong — was surprised when the judge in the Tianhe District People’s Court in Guangzhou revealed a new charge against the defendant: “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.”
Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China
China has sharply scaled back, and restricted, the teaching of languages spoken by ethnic minorities in its vast western regions in recent years, promoting instruction in Chinese instead as part of a broad push to encourage the assimilation of Tibetans, Uighurs and other ethnic minorities into the dominant ethnic Han culture.
China Releases Journalist Gao Yu for Declining Health
He added that Gao’s confession during her second trial was the reason the Beijing high court’s decided to change the verdict on Thursday. He said it is too early to say whether Gao will continue to appeal since she needs to first tend to her deteriorating health.
Chinese Activist Sentenced to 6 Years for Protesting Censorship
The three were charged with "gathering crowds to disturb social order" and Guo received the additional charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble." Both charges are often used broadly against dissidents.
Miss Canada Stopped From Boarding Flight to Mainland China For Beauty Finals
Lin, currently Miss Canada, has apparently been denied a visa by the ruling Chinese Communist Party after she spoke out publicly about the persecution of fellow members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, which Beijing in 1999 designated an "evil cult" in a campaign that entailed mass incarcertion and widespread torture allegations.
Chinese rights activist jailed for six years
Two other activists, Liu Yuandong and Sun Desheng, were sentenced to three years and two-and-a-half years respectively, according to Guo's lawyer, Zhang Lei.
Canadian Miss World 'barred from China flight'
Ms Lin has blamed the apparent ban on her human rights campaigning.She has criticised the "repressions and censorship" in China and is a practitioner of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement which China deems a cult and has banned.
China Releases 71-Year-Old Journalist from Prison
She was jailed again earlier this year, convicted of leaking a government document known as Document No. 9 to the media. Her lawyers say they have shown the court evidence that she did not leak the document, and foreign governments and rights groups have denounced her detention as politically motivated.
Gao Yu: Court upholds verdict for jailed Chinese journalist
Gao Yu did, however, receive a reduced sentence from seven years to five years in prison.Ms Gao, who is 71, was found guilty last April and appealed her conviction at a closed hearing in Beijing.
Police in China's Guangxi Hold 24 After Firing Pepper Spray at Protesters
More than 400 sugar-cane workers downed tools on Monday, blocking the main intersection of the village with their own sugar-cane trucks in protest at being deprived of income from transporting the cane themselves, a resident surnamed Huo told RFA.
Plan to Register 13 Million 'Unofficial' Chinese Sparks Doubts
The Ministry of Public Security in Beijing says the one percent of Chinese people who have been excluded from official records also lack access to fundamental social services, including education and healthcare.
Journalist in China Appeals 7-Year Sentence
Security was tight outside the courthouse where the closed-door proceedings took place. Gao Yu’s lawyer Shang Baojun could not provide any specific details about the proceedings, but says the 71-year-old journalists’ health appeared to be stable.
Veteran Shenzhen Rights Activist Gets Three Years For 'Subversion'
Yang Mingyu, better known by his pseudonym Yang Lin, was found guilty of "incitement to subvert state power" by the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court, which issued its verdict at a hearing on Tuesday.
Police Summon Family of Activist Who Died in Detention in China
Zhang Wuzhou and Zhang Weichu were issued with the summons in a telephone call from police in the provincial capital Guangzhou on Tuesday.
China says repatriated dissidents 'guilty of crimes'
The United Nations has strongly criticised Bangkok's decision to repatriate those who have already been granted refugee status, warning that the men were at risk of "grave human rights violations".
'Umbrella' Candidates Win Seats in Hong Kong District Polls
Two veteran pan-democrats and two veteran pro-Beijing politicians lost seats in the poll, including heavyweight political activists Albert Ho and Frederick Fung, as well as pro-Beijing candidate Elizabeth Quat and Christopher Chung, whose defeat came at the hands of unknown "Umbrella Soldier" Chui Chi-kin, local media reported.
Chinese Court to Pass Verdict on Guo Feixiong, Sun Desheng,Liu Yuandong
Yang Maodong, better known by his pseudonym Guo Feixiong, will attend a verdict hearing in the provincial capital Guangzhou along with two co-defendants on Friday.
China’s President Praises Hu Yaobang, a Fallen Party Reformer
But at a meeting on the 100 anniversary of Mr. Hu’s birth, Mr. Xi kept away from delicate memories while nonetheless praising this Long March veteran who was instrumental in rescuing Mr. Xi’s own father, a fellow Communist veteran, from the political wilderness where Mao had cast him.
Just Where Should Gao Zhisheng Live?–Questions for China’s Thuggish Government
Despite all that has passed, I exist—this is a fact. Not only that, but at the current time I have neither the ability nor the wish to change this fact. Even as you stalk and gnash your teeth all day, it appears you also can’t do much to change it. Right now, the big problem staring at you in the face is this: there is just no way to get rid of me—you’ve come to realize this, too, through ten years of trying to. 
Grassroots Activist Wang Mo Tells Court: I Committed No Crime Trying to Subvert the Communist Regime
Common sense tells me that as long as the state exists, a state regime will exist. Only if a country is invaded, defeated, annexed, or split apart by foreign invaders could its regime really be said to have been subverted. Hong Kong is part of China, and all that Hong Kong people want through their protests is universal suffrage, based on one-person one-vote, for the election of the city’s chief executive, and greater freedom. All these are stipulated in the constitution as the rights of citizens, and protected by the law. From afar in Guangzhou I held a banner to express my support for the Hong Kongers, and you are telling me that’s inciting subversion of state power? If this act of mine counts as inciting subversion of state power, then what crime are the hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers guilty of?
Guo Baosheng: Is Death Through Maltreatment Becoming Routine for Chinese Political Prisoners?
Zhang Liumao is neither the first nor the last human rights activist or political prisoner in China to die from maltreatment suffered in custody. One can also point to the recent and widely known cases of Li Hong (力虹), Li Wangyang (李旺阳), and Cao Shunli (曹顺利).
WU’ER KAIXI: Taiwan’s President Caves In to China
This is to be expected of the president of China, Xi Jinping, who has put the world into a swoon with his economic diplomacy while persecuting dissent and freedom of speech at home, systematically arresting human-rights lawyers and parading a Stalinesque purge of his political enemies as a crackdown on corruption. In this sense, he might even be excused for pretending to make history. It is simply his job, and he is answerable to no one.
12 Years in Prison for Trying to Protect Spotted Seals
In September 2014 he was sentenced by the Dawa County Court (大洼县法院) to 12 years in prison—5 years for extortion, and 8 for embezzlement. Last Friday (November 13), Panjin Municipality Intermediate Court (盘锦市中级法院) upheld the original verdict after the second instance trial. The decision once again sent shockwaves, and revulsion, through China’s NGO sector.
Protester Held in Beijing Amid Tight Security on Hu Yaobang Anniversary
His death of a heart attack in 1989 prompted a massive public outpouring of grief on Tiananmen Square, sparking several weeks of student-led pro-democracy protests and hunger strikes that were later ended amid a bloody military crackdown by the People's Liberation Army on the night of June 3 that year.
China's Plan to ‘Rank’ Lawyers Faces Criticism
Remin University law professor Chen Weidong, who has helped draft legislation including amendments to China’s criminal law, said authorities may soon launch a mechanism to grade lawyers, allowing local justice bureaus to rank lawyers by seniority and restrict key cases to those of a certain level in higher courts, Chinese media reported.