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An infographic comparing the promises of the Olympic Charter with the reality of Olympics in Beijing.

According to her lawyer, Gao Yu, an imprisoned Chinese journalist serving a seven-year sentence in a Beijing detention center, has been diagnosed with heart problems, cardiovascular disea

Despite warnings from human rights groups, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose Beijing this morning for its 2022 winter games.

The Congressional Executive Committee on China held a hearing today entitled “Religion with ‘Chinese Characteristics’: Persecution and Control in Xi Jinping’s China.” The hearing focused on the government’s infringements on freedom of religion, especially in the context of the recent arrest and detainment of over 230 human rights lawyers.

Tibetan lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche has died in a Chinese prison after more than 13 years behind bars. The influential lama was serving a suspended death sentence that was later commuted to life in prison for his supposed involvement in bombing a Sichuan park in 2002.

More than 100 people were detained, intimidated or went missing over the past week in connection with human rights activism. This statement marks the worst week in recent memory for human rights activists seeking rule of law in China.

Police officers disguised as shelter volunteers raided a Christian-run homeless and disabled shelter in Shenzhen, China on June 30, 2015. According to a July 6 China Aid article, some 200 disguised police officers broke into the Guanai Center, a homeless and disabled relief shelter founded by Christian pastor Cao Nan.

The National People’s Congress announced today that it passed an extensive new national security law. Not surprisingly, the law was passed without a single vote against it. The new law, although shying from specifics, outlines China’s ambitious security goals.

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have placed dozens of activists under surveillance after they planned to attend the subversion trial of three prominent rights lawyers on Friday.

A new documentary has been made by filmmaker Frank McCaffrey capturing Activist Wu’s life, oppression under Chinese communism, and the horrors of the Laogai prison camps.

The documentary is free and available to be watched on the Laogai Research Foundation’s YouTube page