Review: ‘Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower,’ a War That Isn’t Fiction
The real-life lead here is Joshua Wong, who, as a 14-year-old in Hong Kong, made a breathtakingly brave stand against the Chinese government, which in 2012 began to institute a pro-Communist education program in that territory. China had taken control of Hong Kong in 1997 and had promised it autonomy, a vow that had weakened over time and would be violated further by the school proposal.
Translation: “Tea-drinking Diary” by Li Xuewen
Li described last week’s “tea drinking”—a euphemism for interrogation or other conversation with police—on his Xiumi blog. His account on the platform has since been deleted for “serious violations of the user agreement,” but the post is archived at CDT Chinese, and translated here:
China Formally Arrests Taiwan Activist Lee Ming-cheh on Subversion Charges
He was detained by the ruling Chinese Communist Party's state security police on suspicion of "endangering national security" on his arrival in the southern border city of Zhuhai on March 19 and held incommunicado since then.
Hong Kong Moves Ahead With Trial of Nine Pro-Democracy Protesters
Amid shouts of "Citizens protest!" and "We are not afraid!", the three initiators of the 79-day civil disobedience movement—professors Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man, and reverend Chu Yiu-ming—said they are still deciding how to plead in a case which could have "constitutional implications."
Demolition Gangs Move Into Chinese Muslim Village Ahead of National Games
Demolition gangs moved into Tianmu village, a community of around 20,000 Hui Muslims on Wednesday, knocking down a local market, while local police ripped down protest banners from the area, eyewitnesses told RFA.
Repatriated Cartoonist 'Being Mistreated' in Police Detention Center: Wife
"This is the first news we have had of Jiang Yefei in the six months since he was forcibly repatriated ... and I am afraid ... that Jiang Yefei has been badly treated," Canada-based Chu Ling said in a recent interview.
Officials in China's Zhejiang Forcibly Install Cameras in Protestant Churches
Officials have forcibly entered church buildings to install cameras in some cases where church followers have offered resistance to the plan, and have intervened to cut off water and electricity to others, sources told RFA.
McGovern: America Must Stand Up for Human Rights in Tibet
In today’s speech, Congressman McGovern called for Congress to pass H.R. 1872, the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, a bipartisan bill he introduced in April in the House with Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL). A companion bill was introduced in the Senate by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The bill promotes access to Tibetan areas by authorizing the U.S. government to deny Chinese government officials access to the United States if they are responsible for creating or implementing restrictions on the travel of American government officials, journalists, and tourists in Tibet. 
After Report on Killings of C.I.A. Sources, China Asserts Right to Defend Itself
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying, speaking during a regularly scheduled news conference in Beijing, did not confirm or deny The Times’s report that for two years starting in 2010, more than a dozen C.I.A. sources were killed or imprisoned, crippling United States intelligence gathering in China.
Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations
Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause. Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used to communicate with its foreign sources. Years later, that debate remains unresolved.
Chinese student abused for praising 'fresh air of free speech' in US
Yang Shuping, a psychology and theatre graduate from Yunnan province, came to study at the University of Maryland five years ago, as a dramatic clampdown on civil society and academia began back home under Xi Jinping.
Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who simply vanished
But almost two years on, Mr Wang is the only lawyer from whom nothing has been heard at all."I don't know whether he's alive or dead," his wife Li Wenzu told me. "I have had no information at all. He has simply disappeared from the face of the earth. It is so scary, so brutal."China's "709" crackdown as it's now known - a reference to 9 July, the date it began - is widely seen as a sign of a growing intolerance of dissent under President Xi Jinping.
China's Prisoners of Conscience Subjected to Increasing Violence by Police
Chinese political prisoner Chen Yunfei has been forced to wear manacles and leg irons in police detention for several weeks after making apparently sarcastic comments about his detention center governor, sources told RFA.
Beijing Court Rejects Complaints From 'Woman of Courage' Eviction Lawyer
Ni, a recipient of the 2016 International Women of Courage award made by the U.S. Congress, said she and Dong were recently left sleeping rough after being forced out of their last apartment during enforced "renovation work" that left it smelling strongly of chemicals.
Wives of Detained Lawyers Appeal to Trump to Press China on Rights
The wives of Taiwanese national Lee Ming-che and mainland lawyers Tang Jingling, Jiang Tianyong and Xie Yang issued their appeals directly at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing, while the wives of two other detained lawyers, Wang Quanzhang and Li Heping, delivered their appeals via a video.
Police in China's Guangzhou 'Expel' Feminist Over Poster Campaign
Activist Zhang Leilei, who currently lives in Guangdong's provincial capital Guangzhou, had planned to distribute wearable placards bearing an anti-sexual harassment slogan and depicting cartoon animals aboard public transportation.
When Chinese Rights Activists Were Jailed, Their Wives Fought Back
Ms. Chen and her two daughters reached the United States in March after an overland journey to Thailand that almost ended in their deportation back to China. Her husband, Xie Yang, was tried and convicted this month of subversion and disrupting a court. But Ms. Chen said her escape was the culmination of a personal transformation that began after he was detained almost two years ago.
China's New Spy Law 'Vague' About Definition of a State Secret
Under the draft legislation, posted for comment on the website of the country's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), China's police, state security police, and military are authorized to carry out spying activities inside and outside China.
Radical Burmese Buddhist Monk Is Subject of Documentary at Cannes Film Festival
By filmmaker Barbet Schroeder, “The Venerable W” will appear in a special screening at one of the most prestigious cultural events in the world, marking the culmination of Wirathu’s journey from an obscure rabble-rouser to international infamy.
A 'weirdo' woman's anti-harassment mission
It was a frightening experience and years later, with the determination to raise public awareness, she began a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for what could have been China's first public anti-sexual harassment advertisement.
Privacy concerns as China expands DNA database
While a genetic database of convicted or suspected criminals exists in many countries, China is thought to include anyone, regardless of valid grounds for suspicion.Ordinary citizens are being asked to have their blood drawn for a DNA sample, Human Rights Watch says.
Son of Chinese Rights Lawyer Denied Access to Primary School After Torture Report
Chen Jiangang, who helped to expose the torture of his client and fellow lawyer Xie Yang, said his eldest son has been prevented from enrolling in primary education—compulsory for all Chinese children—after the local police station put political pressure on the school.
Taxi Drivers Stage Sit-in Over Licensing Rules in China's Henan
The drivers gathered to present a petition to municipal authorities in Nanyang city after new regulations were introduced forcing them to change their car's ownership papers to the name of a company if they wished to continue operating.
China Moves to Expand DNA Testing in Muslim Region
Observers from Human Rights Watch said they've seen evidence of almost $3 million in additional purchases related to DNA testing. They warned such a collection program could be used as a way for authorities to beef up their political control.
Hong Kong Rejects Asylum for Refugees Who Sheltered Snowden
Immigration officials in the southern Chinese city denied the applications by the four adults and three children from Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Robert Tibbo said Monday. Snowden hid out in Hong Kong for two weeks in June 2013 after he leaked documents revealing extensive U.S. government surveillance.
China in Nationwide Security Crackdown During New Silk Road Forum
As nearly 30 heads of state gathered in Beijing for President Xi Jinping's "Belt and Road" global infrastructure initiative, restaurants were ordered to close by local police, while power to polluting enterprises in neighboring Hebei province was cut.Several homegrown Chinese fast-food chains said they would shut down "in order to support the Belt and Road Forum" Sunday through Tuesday.
Injured Chinese Workers in Saipan Demand Compensation From Employer
Today the Chinese people will celebrate International Worker’s Day. But, we Chinese workers in Saipan are penniless and struggling. Gold Mantis has violated our most basic labor rights. Each Gold Mantis representative, big and small, has fled Saipan and returned to China.
Chen Guiqiu: How I First Learned About Xie Yang’s Torture
On March 2, 2017, in a nearly 12 minute segment, CCTV-4 published a report about the torture of Hunan human rights lawyer Xie Yang (谢阳). The report, using numerous strands of evidence, purported to comprehensively prove that “Xie Yang did not suffer torture.” It said that the claim that Xie Yang had been tortured was a “conspiracy,” “engineered” by myself and Jiang Tianyong (江天勇).
'Jiang Tianyong Has Been Tortured'
We have recently learned from a sympathetic official source in Changsha that Jiang Tianyong has been tortured. There is a problem with his feet. They are so swollen that he can't stand up. He may be crippled for life.
China Cracks Down on Quake Parents on Anniversary, Ahead of Silk Road Forum
Bereaved parents whose children died in the collapse of the Fuxin No. 2 Elementary School in worst-hit Mianzhu gathered outside the offices of the township government to repeat their calls for an investigation into allegations of shoddy construction at schools across the province.