Hong Kong Leader Reaffirms Tough Stance on Elections and Economic Discontent
“You have to take care of all the sectors in Hong Kong as much as you can,” he said, “and if it’s entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then obviously you would be talking to half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than $1,800 a month.”
Chen Ziming - Veteran Dissident 'Who Worried About China And Its People'
Originally a chemist with a stellar academic record, he later gave up this line of work and devoted himself to worrying about his country and its people full time. Because of this, he was frequently put in jail, as a "counterrevolutionary black hand." This was largely based on a single factor: his refusal to give up worrying for his country and its people.
Hong Kong protesters to vote on government proposals
The protest leaders had previously rejected the government's offer to set up a platform for debating reform and to report to Beijing on the protests. They said a strong show of support for this stance would help them in their negotiations with the government.
Mongolian Herders Forced Off Grazing Lands Under 'Ecological' Policy
"After we returned to our grazing lands in June to graze our sheep and cattle, the [Arkund] township government dispatched large numbers of riot police and grasslands management officials," the herders said in an open letter issued at the same time.
Zhejiang Activist Chen Shuqing Formally Arrested
On September 11 this year, Chen was taken from his home by Domestic Security officers from the Hangzhou Public Security Bureau. Later that day, officers from the same bureau conducted a search in the couple’s home, and took away a desktop computer, a mobile phone, documents, and some badges.
U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong
The panel of 18 independent experts, who monitor compliance with an international treaty on civil and political rights ratified by Hong Kong, agreed the move after voicing concern at Beijing's plan to vet candidates in the former British colony.
Hong Kong protests: Activists march to CY Leung's house
Pro-democracy protesters have been on Hong Kong's streets for three weeks, paralysing some key roads. Activists and government officials held talks for the first time on Tuesday.
Tiananmen Protest ‘Black Hand’ Chen Ziming Dies in Beijing
Mr. Chen and fellow activist Wang Juntao were accused by the government of being the masterminds behind the 1989 protests. In 1991, both were sentenced to 13 years in prison, in a trial authorities used to bolster the official line that the protests had been the work of a handful of conspirators rather than a movement with mass appeal.
Hong Kong Students Call For Direct Talks With Beijing Officials on Democracy
Alex Chow, leader of the influential Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS), told RFA that student leaders of the Occupy Central campaign, which has blocked major highways in the semi-autonomous city since Sept. 28, want to know exactly how far Beijing would let Hong Kong go.
Saxophonist Kenny G visits Hong Kong protests
When asked about the visit at a daily news briefing in Beijing, China's foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said that "Kenny G's musical works are widely popular in China, but China's position on the illegal Occupy Central activities in Hong Kong is very clear".
Women Bear The Brunt of Abuse in China's 'Black Jails': Report
Published as Beijing's women's rights record comes up for review by the United Nations, the report documents around 1,000 cases of secret detention and abuse of women in the country's black jails, which are often used to silence those pursuing complaints against the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Hong Kong Student Leaders Disappointed by Reform Talks
"I cannot believe that the government still insists on us to accept the deal first, still ask us to follow the National People's Congress Standing Committee's electoral framework," Shum said. "The government does not show any courage and sincerity to solve the political problem."
Activists: China Executed 2,400 People in 2013
That is more than three times as many executions than what Amnesty International said occurred in the rest of the world combined in 2013. Death penalty figures are treated as a state secret in China, forcing rights groups to rely on second-hand reports and statements by anonymous officials.
China’s Unstoppable Lawyers: An Interview With Teng Biao
I don’t care what they talk about; I don’t expect anything. For the past two years they’ve arrested more than three-hundred human rights defenders and intellectuals, such as Pu Zhiqiang, Tang Jingling, and Ilham Tohti. 
Hong Kong High Court Orders Mong Kok Protesters to Leave
While the court orders aimed at unnamed "persons occupying portions of Nathan Road" are effective immediately, it was unclear if and how court bailiffs would move to clear the area, as protesters can make their own arguments at a later hearing.
Hong Kong protests: CY Leung 'foreign link' claim denied
In an interview with local broadcaster ATV, Mr Leung said the protests were "not entirely a domestic movement, as external forces are involved" - although he declined to give details or name the countries he thought were involved.
Book Ban Rumors Boost Authors in China
The allegedly blacklisted writers include prominent liberal economist Mao Yushi, newspaper columnist Xu Zhiyuan, Chinese-American historian Yu Ying-shih and well-known media personality Leung Man-tao.
Husband and wife have been jailed for 80 days without being allowed to see a lawyer
Jiaozuo City, Henan Province husband and wife petitioners Xu Youchen and Zhang Xiaoyu are suspected in a capital criminal case involving the intentional assassination of a police officer. The detention center has not let their attorney see them for 80 days.
Hong Kong protests: Mong Kok camp retaken from police
There were tense scenes in Mong Kok early on Saturday as protesters pushed against police lines, and officers used batons against the activists. Violent clashes had erupted on Friday as about 9,000 protesters re-occupied the area, with 26 people arrested.
Protesters Retake Hong Kong Street After Police Warnings
Thousands gathered, wielding the now-familiar umbrellas as a defense against pepper spray, on Argyle Street in the busy Kowloon shopping district of Mong Kok, a live video feed streamed online by the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper showed.
China Holds Dozens of Activists Who Supported Hong Kong Protests
According to the overseas-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) group, which collates reports from rights groups inside China, 23 people are being held under criminal detention, three have received administrative sentences, while 35 have been held under some other form of police custody.
China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise
The broadcaster said that the move seemed to be “deliberate censorship”. It did not say what may have prompted the move by Beijing, which also blocks the websites of the New York Times, newswire Bloomberg and the BBC’s Chinese-language website.
Hong Kong government 'ready for talks' with protesters
CY Leung was speaking after scuffles between protesters and police continued for a second night on a major road near government buildings. He said officials had been negotiating with students via mediators this week.
Chinese Authorities Pledge Rare Subsidies Following Mongolian Herder Protest
Around 400 Mongolian herders protested in Huvuut-shar Banner (in Chinese, Xianghuang Qi) on Oct. 8, carrying placards railing against competition from Chinese government and corporate monopolies, according to the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC).
UN Rights Chief Talking to China About Tibet Visit
High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein noted that China agreed to such a visit last year during a periodic U.N. review of its rights record.
How I Dealt With China's Book Censors-ChinaFile One Western author shares his struggle to keep a text true to history.
Had I received the emails with the requested revisions, he asked. He needed a response within 48 hours. I explained that I was traveling, would be attending a conference for the next two days, and could not possibly reply that quickly. 
Unpaid Social Security Fuels Spike in Chinese Labor Disputes: Report
The Hong Kong-based China Labor Bulletin (CLB) recorded a total of 372 industrial disputes in the third quarter of this year, with 185 incidents in September alone, it said in a report on its website on Tuesday.
Hong Kong Outraged as Camera Captures Police Beating Protester
Video footage by local television station TVB showed six plainclothes officers dragging a social worker into the darkened entrance of a building, where they repeatedly kicked and punched him for four minutes.
BBC's website is being blocked across China
Since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the BBC's English-language site has been generally available. However, other BBC services including its Chinese-language news website has been blocked largely since it was launched.
On Dealing with Chinese Censors
A couple of years ago, I had published Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey Through Chinese History. It had received generous reviews in academic journals, but attracted little attention beyond college campuses.