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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. Given his outspoken support of the Dalai Lama and his criticism of the Chinese Communist Party, his charges were almost certainly...Read more
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. Last year the detention of human rights lawyer and activist Pu Zhiqiang rightfully startled the international community. Last week, however, saw a litany of equally...Read more
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 police officers proceeded to relocate some of the shelter’s residents and...Read more
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. According to some China experts, however, the law’s purpose is not to clearly differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable practices...Read more
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. Tang Jingling, Wang Qingying, and Yuan Xinting, known as the Guangzhou Three, will stand trial on Friday at the Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court for "incitement to subvert state power" after...Read more
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 .Read more
Shohret Hoshur is an ethnic Uighur journalist who has frequently covered ethnic tensions and violence between the Uighur’s and CCP. Mr. Hoshur left China in 1994 and became a U.S. citizen where he reports for Radio Free Asia. Mr. Hoshur’s reporting has led to the intimidation of his family members left behind in China and has recently led to the arrest of his three brothers who have been sent to...Read more
Thursday marks the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, and China's government censors are hard at work stamping out any mentions. Money transfers made through Tencent's popular messaging app WeChat are even being blocked -- if they're made in amounts with the numbers "64" or "89." The numbers are references to the actual date -- June 4, 1989 -- when soldiers and tanks rolled into...Read more
On Wednesday, dozens of Chinese lawyers signed an open letter addressed to the National People’s Congress urging the legislative body not to enact a draft law targeting non-governmental groups that receive funding from abroad. The law, titled the Overseas NGO Management Law, would require all foreign-funded NGOs, including those registered as for-profit companies due to the inability to find a...Read more
A song dedicated to the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre composed by Yang Fengshi, please watch it on YouTube .Read more