BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court on Sunday sentenced a legal scholar and founder of a social movement to four years in prison for disrupting order in public places, a case that the U.S. government and other critics say is retribution for his push to fight corruption and create equal educational opportunities. Amid tight security,...
GENEVA (AP) — Faced with a U.N. review of its human rights, China acknowledged Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has reduced poverty and has deepened judicial reforms and protections of ethnic minorities. China put its pride and promise to better itself on display at the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, which reviews...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human rights conditions have deteriorated in China with a “closing of space” for activists and lawyers, while Vietnam also continues to severely restrict freedom of expression, the U.S. State Department said Thursday. The judgments were made in the department’s annual assessment of human rights in countries around the world, that also took...
BEIJING (AP) — On Thursday, legal activist Chen Guangcheng told the United States that he wants to leave China, deepening a diplomatic dispute. His case has drawn comments from other prominent Chinese activists and dissidents — both to Chen directly and in other forums. The sampling provided here offers a window into the voices of...
BEIJING (AP) — The rural Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic standoff between Washington and Beijing now wants to leave China with his family, a U.S. spokeswoman said. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters that U.S. officials had spoken twice Thursday with Chen Guangcheng and also with his wife and “they as...
12 missing from blast at chemical plant in China
Fri, Mar 07, 2014 5:55PM UTC
Nissan believes Thai political turmoil temporary
Fri, Mar 07, 2014 4:41PM UTC
Malaysian couple to hang for murdering maid
Fri, Mar 07, 2014 3:43PM UTC
Obama, Japanese PM discuss Ukraine in phone call
Fri, Mar 07, 2014 3:26PM UTC
2 people shot, wounded near Thai protest site
Fri, Mar 07, 2014 1:09PM UTC
Rights group pressures Thailand over navy trafficking claims
Fri, Mar 07, 2014 12:58PM UTC