Chinese Political Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike, Transfers to Another Prison
Guo, whose birth name is Yang Maodong, had been subjected to forced feeding after beginning his hunger strike in early May in protest at the treatment of political prisoners in China.His lawyers had requested his transfer from Yangchun Prison in the southern province of Guangdong after a public outcry triggered by his hunger strike.
Police in Hangzhou Shutter Restaurants Run by Chinese Muslims Ahead of G20 Summit
As rights activists call on the leaders of the G20 nations not to ignore China's human rights violations during the Sept. 4-5 summit, local residents said Uyghur-run businesses are being singled out for special security checks and closure by police.
Firing of Teacher Battling Cancer Prompts an Outcry in China
But to those who stopped to listen, the woman, Liu Lingli, offered an extraordinary tale. She had once been a university teacher of English in Lanzhou, a city in northwest China, but she was fired for absenteeism after being treated for ovarian cancer. She decided to sue the school for wrongful termination, and in the meantime, to sell clothes on the street to pay her medical bills.
As the School Year Begins, Chinese Dissidents' Children Are Left Out in the Cold
Grassroots activist Ran Chongbi, who has previously been detained by Chinese police for her support of the 2014 pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, said her school-age daughter has been barred from attending state-run schools for the past five years.
Chinese Activist May Have Moved Jail, Ceased Hunger Strike: Wife
Guo, whose birth name is Yang Maodong, had been subjected to forced feeding after beginning his hunger strike in early May in protest at the treatment of political prisoners in China.His lawyers had requested his transfer from Yangchun Prison in the southern province of Guangdong after a public outcry triggered by his hunger strike.
Chinese Claim That World Accepts Its Organ Transplant System Is Rebutted
At a conference session on Thursday, several leading Chinese medical specialists — including Dr. Huang Jiefu, a former deputy health minister; Dr. Zheng Shusen, a transplant surgeon at Zhejiang University; and Dr. Chen Jingyu, a transplant surgeon at Wuxi People’s Hospital — spoke about “a new era” of organ transplantation in China, according to the program and to several people who attended the event, which was not open to the news media.
Hong Kong protest against candidate poll ban
Six candidates have been barred from running in the September poll for failing to prove they are no longer in favour of Hong Kong's independence.Three of the rejected candidates joined the march to the offices of the chief executive, where police met them.
Wife and Relatives Issue Statement Over Torture of Rights Lawyer Xie Yang in Changsha
Xie Yang’s case has finally been sent to the prosecutors for indictment, lawyers can finally meet him and read the files, and I can finally learn about how Xie Yang incited the subversion of state power and how he disrupted courtroom order. From the day he was arrested to this day, none of us — the lawyers I appointed for him, Xie Yang’s lawyer friends, and myself — believed that Xie Yang could possibly have committed these two offenses.
Hong Kong's FactWire Vows to Ignore 'Warning' After Train Safety Expose
Independent news service FactWire said it would stand its ground in spite of "possible reprisals."On July 21, FactWire received an anonymous message which read: "The subway train story has caused a big reaction, some trouble heading your way."
China Tells Websites to Monitor Content 24/7 in Fresh Clampdown
New rules issued by the powerful internet regulation agency, the Cyberspace Administration, require editors-in-chief to monitor their sites' ouput 24 hours a day to ensure "correct orientation, factual accuracy and appropriate sourcing."
The politics of toad kings and fairy tales in China
This week's extraordinary display of so-called "toad worship" is just such a challenge. No wonder the censorship machine is working overtime to crush it."Happy Birthday Uncle Toad": Many on Chinese social media led tributes to the former leader as he turned 90
China's Zhejiang Bans Religious Activities in Hospitals as Crackdown Widens
A public notice posted at the Central Hospital in Zhejiang's Wenzhou, a city that has been dubbed "China's Jerusalem" because of its high concentration of Christians, made patients and their visitors unequivocally aware of the new rules this week.
Debate Flares on China’s Use of Prisoners’ Organs as Experts Meet in Hong Kong
Chinese health officials say China stopped using organs from executed prisoners on Jan. 1, 2015, after decades of obtaining most of its organs from convicts. Officials say they are building a voluntary national donation system that does not include prisoners.
Prominent Chinese Dissidents Still Face Surveillance, House Arrest
Bao Tong, former political aide to the late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang, veteran political journalist Gao Yu and top rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang were all prevented from leaving home in recent days, they said.
Revamped Chinese History Journal Welcomes Hard-Line Writers
The new masters of Yanhuang Chunqiu, which had been one of the few remaining outlets for liberal political opinion in China, appear likely to remake it into an avidly loyal defender of party orthodoxy, said Wu Wei, who has remained in place as executive editor of the magazine but is among those fighting to save its independence.
Where Mao Meets the Mundane: Everyday Life in a Bygone China
Two main reasons. First, the C.C.P. sought to develop industrial infrastructure in inland regions — railroads, mineral deposits, electrical grids, industrial plants. Second, in the wake of the first American air raids on North Vietnam in 1964, the C.C.P. leadership, especially Mao, became very concerned that the U.S. might bring the Vietnam War to China, and so they decided to build a backup industrial base in China’s west.
Police Question Activists Who Support Jailed Dissident's Hunger Strike
Guo, whose birth name is Yang Maodong, has been subjected to forced feeding after beginning his hunger strike in early May in protest at the treatment of political prisoners in China, his sister Yang Maoping has said. "Today is the 100th day of my brother's hunger strike," Yang told RFA on Tuesday.
China censorship: How a moderate magazine was targeted
Granted, his magazine - whose title loosely translates as China Through the Ages - has long been offering a mild critique of the official Communist version of history.
But it is hardly a radical voice of opposition. Mr Du himself has been a card-carrying member of the Party for almost eight decades and was, for a long time, a senior editor at Xinhua, the state-run news agency.
Chinese Rights Lawyer 'Tortured' in Detention on Subversion Charges
Chen Guiqiu, wife of detained rights lawyer Xie Yang, has said she has good reason to believe that he is being mistreated at the police-run Changsha No. 2 Detention Center in the central province of Hunan.
New Beijing Household System is Much Ado About Selected Few
Late last week, the municipal government in Beijing finalized a points system for household registration, or hukou as it is called in Chinese. Starting next year, migrants in Beijing can apply for hukou -- an upgraded residency status, which ensures citizens access to public services in the capital, such as health care and schools, if they meet the criteria.
Chinese Court Upholds Ruling Against Historian Who Questioned Tale of Wartime Heroes
But Hong Zhenkuai, a historian, challenged the story of the “five heroes of Langya Mountain.” In two articles published in 2013, he questioned how many Japanese soldiers were actually killed and whether the five men — three died but two survived the fall — slipped rather than jumped off the cliff.
Hong Kong to Ban Teachers Who 'Support' Independence
While Hong Kong was promised the continuation of existing freedoms of speech, publication and association under the terms of its 1997 handover to Beijing, its officials have recently moved to clamp down on signs of growing pro-independence sentiment in the wake of a failed democracy movement in 2014.
Joshua Wong: Hong Kong protest leader avoids jail
Joshua Wong, who became the teenage face of the protests, was given 80 hours of community service for unlawful assembly. Nathan Law was sentenced to 120 hours, while Alex Chow was given a three week prison sentence suspended for a year.
Groups Call For Human Rights Pressure on China Ahead of Hangzhou G20
"When you arrive in China ... it will be during the worst human rights crackdown in the country since the suppression of the 1989 pro-democracy movement," the overseas-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) said in an open letter to G20 leaders.
Chinese Activists' Families Face House Arrest, Travel Bans: Lawyers
In one case, the 17-year-old daughter of exiled rights activist Liu Huanjun, now resident in the United States, was stopped by police at Beijing's international airport after she tried to board a flight to meet him in Hong Kong for a vacation.
Protesting Mongolian Herders Are Driven From Government Compound Amid Land Dispute
Chinese authorities in Inner Mongolia’s eastern Shin-Barag Left Banner last week mounted an eviction operation targeting herders from Ubuurbarag Som, a township-level district, and driving them from their summer pastures.
Wife of Detained Lawyer Accuses Beijing Police of Harassment
Wang Qiaoling recently went to Tianjin, east of Beijing, to find out about the trial of her husband, Li Heping. He is one of several rights lawyers detained since July 2015. When she got home Tuesday, the owner of her building told her to move out.
Chinese Official Denies Report of Shooting During Anti-Nuke Protests
Police reportedly opened fire on a group of protesters who refused to leave on Thursday, according to a local resident surname Hu, who witnessed the standoff."A lot of people were injured, whether intentionally or accidentally," Hu said, estimating that more than 100 people have been detained since the start of the protests on Saturday.
China Hit by Fresh Blast One Year After Tianjin
At least 21 people were killed and five others injured, three seriously, after a steam pipe exploded at the Madian Ganshi Power Generation Co. in Hubei's Dangyang city, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
China Extends Pretrial Detention of Rights Activist Again
Her case had already been extended at the investigation stage by authorities in Guangdong's Foshan city before being sent back twice by the prosecutor's office to police for further evidence-gathering.