12/14/2012 - 10:04
AROUND noon on Feb. 19, an 18-year-old named Nangdrol set himself on fire near the Zamthang Monastery in the northeast Tibetan town of Barma. In a note left behind, he wrote, “I am going to set myself on fire for the benefit of all Tibetans.” Referring to China’s ethnic Han majority as “devils,” he added, “It is impossible to live under their evil law, impossible to bear this torture that leaves... more
12/04/2012 - 11:19
The free and open Internet is under attack.
At a global conference in Dubai this week, Russia, China, and other like-minded governments will attempt to cripple the Internet and replace innovation, openness, and connectivity -- hallmarks of the Internet you know and love -- with international controls and censorship. Average Internet users stand to lose out because, if approved, these governments... more
11/30/2012 - 17:11

SAN FRANCISCO–For Gao Zhisheng’s family, visiting the imprisoned Christian at his remote exile in western China takes days.

Gao’s father-in-law and older brother made the trek in January: The pair rode a train nearly 2,000 miles from Shaanxi Province into the craggy mountains of the desert region of Xinjiang after obtaining clearance from prison officials to visit Gao. Then they took a public... more
11/29/2012 - 17:44


商水县西赵桥村,一家四口,丈夫和妻子因为献血感染艾滋病毒 ,妻子于1997年夏天死于艾滋病,她是这个村里第一例年夏天死于艾滋病感染的病人。(照片由王淑平提供)

王淑平目前在美国犹他州宁静的校园内从事与传染病有关的研究工作,... more
11/29/2012 - 10:22
A key method for circumventing China’s Internet filters, virtual private networks have come into the crosshairs of the government lately. During the 18th Party Congress earlier this month many faced blockages and more recently China Digital Times has reported on what appear to be written warnings to Chinese who have access to VPNs on their office networks to use the services for work purposes... more
11/16/2012 - 16:33
        多年來尊者提出的雙贏互利的中間道路政策是智慧和慈悲的體現,也受到廣大藏人的支持和國際社會的讚揚,但是集權專政的中國共產黨政府卻沒有好好把握這個良機,並且繼續盲目無知的用武力去壓制西藏境內的藏人,使得西藏的政治,社會,... more
11/16/2012 - 16:30
It is a long-held belief of the Washington D.C.-based Laogai Research Foundation that Tibet had historically been an independent nation. In 1959, Chinese Communist troops invaded Tibet, which eventually led to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government’s  flight into exile in India. These are historical facts.

Due to a variety of reasons, Tibet had for many years existed in... more
11/15/2012 - 12:54
Shanghai (CNN) -- The only souvenir that Xie Jinghua has from her stay at a Holiday Inn Express located in a vast tourism park alongside the East China Sea is a room key.
The 52-year-old said she was not able to buy any of the beach toys in the lobby, walk around a lake nearby, or enjoy the ocean just outside of her window. Xie was there, she said, because she was forced to be - held in a hotel... more
11/08/2012 - 17:24
华盛顿 — 在中共召开十八大召开之前,有许多维权上访人员受到打压,有些访民被投进劳教所,其中不乏女性访民。当局不许她们的家人看望,也不告知家人她们的劳教地点。国际人权组织“国际特赦”希望中国当局立即释放她们。
吴雪伟说,他妻子这次被劳教的罪名变了:“刑事拘留当时的罪名是‘涉嫌聚众扰乱公共场所秩序 ’,劳教罪名则是‘扰乱社会治安秩序’。所以这个罪名是可以随便编的,一点没有严肃性。”... more
11/08/2012 - 11:45
Harry Wu has spent a lifetime fighting for human rights in China. He talks with Deutsche Welle about his struggle, the country's rights situation and also about Chinese politics.

Deutsche Welle: You were locked up in laogais (prison camps) for 19 years and have since become a prominent activist who has held political talks with a number of countries. Do you think that your involvement has... more