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On December 14, 2013, Stuart Foster, an American professor, was released from his eight-month sentence at the Baiyun Detention Center in Guangzhou, China. While imprisoned, Mr. Foster was forced to manufacture Christmas lights and plastic component parts, much of which was ultimately exported to the United States in violation of American and Chinese trade laws.

On June 9th news broke that a 22-year-old sophomore at Beijing International Studies University named Zhao Huaxu had been arrested by Chinese authorities.

Following his release from criminal detention in April, lawyer Tang Jitian detailed the brutal ways in which detention center guards tortured him while incarcerated.

Authorities released artist Guo Jian and dissident writers Liu Di, Hu Shigen, and Xu Youyu following the passage of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

On Tuesday the Wall Street Journal published the story of Zhang Kun, an idealistic 26-year-old whose chance discovery of some Tiananmen Square Massacre footage led him to question his assumptions about his government and eventually brought him into the Chinese reform movement. Mr.

NPR’s All Things Considered tells the story of Stuart Foster, an American teacher who spent seven months in a Chinese detention center where he was forced to labor for up ten hours per day.

Liu Xiaobo, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, will be eligible for parole on June 8, 2014, the point at which he will have completed half of his sentence.

On Tuesday, Chinese authorities announced plans to conduct a censorship campaign targeting users of the popular microblogging service “WeChat.” WeChat, which allows users to send messages to predefined, limited groups of subscribers, has a emerged as a prima