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Xi Jinping. Pic: AP.

China’s president claims progress on human rights

By Wed, Nov 12, 2014 1:32PM UTC Comments Off Xi Jinping. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China has made enormous progress on human rights, but acknowledged that there is always room for improvement....

US report: China’s human rights record worsening

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:09AM UTC Comments Off US report: China’s human rights record worsening

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. report says China's human rights record has worsened over the past year in key areas and that limits on speech and assembly are growing....

China lawyers demand access to activists detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

By Sun, Jun 08, 2014 1:35PM UTC Comments Off Heavy security blanketed central Beijing on the 25th anniversary of the bloody suppression of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, pre-empting any attempts to publicly commemorate one of the darkest chapters in recent Chinese history. Pic: AP

Around 20 attorneys have gathered in a central Chinese city to demand access to several activists detained ahead of the politically sensitive 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square military suppression of protesters....

China sentences legal activist to 4 years in jail

By Sun, Jan 26, 2014 3:48PM UTC Comments Off Zhang Qingfang, lawyer of legal scholar and founder of the New Citizens movement Xu Zhiyong, center, speaks to the medias near the No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, where Xu stood for his verdict in Beijing Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. A Beijing court on Sunday sentenced a legal scholar and founder of a social movement to four years in jail for disrupting order in public places, in a case that the U.S. government and other critics say is retribution against his push to fight corruption and create equal educational opportunities. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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,...

China faces human rights scrutiny with UN review

By Wed, Oct 23, 2013 2:02PM UTC Comments Off Activists from the "Students for a Free Tibet organization" display a banner on scaffolding in front of the of the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

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...

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