Human Rights in China

A Chinese flag flies over a local mosque closed by authorities as an ethnic Uighur woman sells bread at her bakery in Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China, on June 28, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China Has Chosen Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang—For Now

It’s expensive to destroy a people without killing them, but Beijing is willing to pay the price.

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo, at the Helsinki International Airport on July 10. (Jussi Nukari/AFP/Getty Images)

Liu Xia’s Freedom Shows China Can Still Be Pressured

Even Beijing admitted the Nobel laureate's widow had committed no crime.

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In China’s Far West, Companies Cash in on Surveillance Program That Targets Muslims

The firms profiting from China's rights abuses are often backed by Western investors.

Dolkun Isa, the president of the World Uyghur Congress, in Tokyo on May 2, 2008. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Once Jailed Uighurs, Now Defends Them at U.N.

China tries to silence the group and lashes out at a U.S. diplomat.

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“性侨民”记者正在危害亚洲新闻报道

西方新闻机构驻外分社里的色狼既有害于同事,也有害于新闻报道

Security guards walk past a billboard for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 13, 2017. (Wang
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On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll

China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance

Runners of the Shanghai Pride Run make signs with their fingers while wearing rainbow shoelaces at the start of the race in Shanghai on June 18, 2016.
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It’s Still (Just About) OK to Be Gay in China

Online protest has scored a solid win for LGBT rights — for now.

"Civilized families" of the First Morning Light neighborhood in Rongcheng City are displayed on public boards . (Simina Mistreanu)

Life Inside China’s Social Credit Laboratory

The party’s massive experiment in ranking and monitoring Chinese citizens has already started.

People hold placards and flags during a demonstration of France's exiled Uyghur community on July 4, 2010 in Paris.

China’s Campaign Against Uighur Diaspora Ramps Up

In its attempts to control Uighurs abroad, the Chinese government is holding families hostage.

An officer speaks into a radio transmitter at a prison in China. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

A Summer Vacation in China’s Muslim Gulag

How one university student was almost buried by the "people's war on terror."

A behind the scenes tour at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory on April 19, 2017 in Meyrin, Switzerland. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The Future of Particle Physics Will Live and Die in China

China's next-generation supercollider will unlock secrets of the universe — and destroy the ideals of the scientists running it.

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo highlighting this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, a few hours before its opening. Confusion over which countries would attend the peace prize ceremony for jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo grew Friday just hours before the event with organisers adding more names to the list. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX - Berit Roald (Photo credit should read BERIT ROALD/AFP/Getty Images)

The Chinese Think Liu Xiaobo Was Asking For It

Blaming the victim is the easiest way for people to sleep at night in a country where the government could crush you at any moment.

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China and Russia Take the Helm of Interpol

Interpol’s election of a Chinese president and Russian vice president has human rights watchdogs scratching their heads.

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The Complicated and Contradictory Legacy of Harry Wu

In life, he was one of China’s most respected dissidents. In death, a darker tale of extortion and sexual misconduct threatens to tarnish his legacy.

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Leaked Email: ABA Cancels Book for Fear of ‘Upsetting the Chinese Government’

The American Bar Association insists the move was market-driven, but an employee email says otherwise.

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent

Inside the fight over the American Bar Association's tepid condemnation of Beijing’s crackdown on lawyers and activists.

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With Great Pandering Comes Great Responsibility

Britain’s big deals with Beijing are smart business, but can David Cameron’s government afford to estrange its Western allies?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 20:  Members of the cavalry parade down the Mall during the visit of China's President Xi Jinping on October 20, 2015 in London, England. The President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, are paying a State Visit to the United Kingdom as guests of The Queen.  They will stay at Buckingham Palace and undertake engagements in London and Manchester. The last state visit paid by a Chinese President to the UK was Hu Jintao in 2005.  (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Since When Does Xi Rule Britannia?

Britain's fawning reception of China's president is embarrassing -- and a horrible message about the importance of human rights.

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