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The second trial of two participants in the New Citizens Movement, Ding Jiaxi and Li Wei, began in Beijing on Tuesday.

Hundreds of worshipers at a state-approved congregation in Wenzhou have staged a sit-in protest in an attempt to save their church from demolition. Officials initially decided to completely raze the church despite the fact that it was built in conformity with local laws and regulations.

According to a report issued by the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, the Chinese government’s treatment of recently deceased activist Cao Shunli, who had been under detention since September 2013, contradicted international laws r

NPR’s recent article on the international trade of Chinese labor camp products highlights the difficulties inherent in enforcing existing US laws prohibiting the importation of forced labor goods.

Writing in the New York Review of Books, Perry Link offers an insightful analysis of the ways in which the legacies of past atrocities, most notably the Tiananmen Square Massacre, continue to influence cultural and political life in contemporary China.

A public demonstration protesting the construction of a PX petrochemical plant in the city of Maoming, Guangdong province turned violent Sunday afternoon after over a thousand people joined the rally. Photos of the scene show large crowds, beaten and bloody protesters, and at least one police van on fire.

Authorities in Heilongjiang province detained four attorneys hired to campaign for the release of prisoners being held in black jails.

On March 24, Cao Yunwei, the brother of deceased activist Cao Shunli, called the hospital where his sister had died to inquire about the whereabouts of her corpse. Hospital staff informed Mr.

Ben Richardson, a former senior editor at Bloomberg News based in Hong Kong, recently resigned in protest of the news organization’s practice of censoring politically sensitive stories.